Writing 22nd June
Okay, so this week there is a slightly different task, which is still related to the Olympics, but which is a little more ‘free choice’ in its nature. I hope you’ll get really creative with it… the only really tricky part will be picking what you do each day! (you’ll see what I mean, so don’t panic!)
When I looked at the list of topics in the school planning files, I noticed that one week the theme was all about the history of the games. This gave me an idea for you to do something slightly different!
Each day I would like you do some research and then design your own work. However, not so much about the history of the games themselves, but the history of the sports that take place. So each day you can produce an information leaflet, or poster, or booklet – or whatever you wish (just don’t choose the same one each day, as that would be boring!)
Your theme for each day is: “A brief history of…” and then you will choose your five (more if you wish!) different sports to research.
WARNING! The writing work itself will be the easy part – choosing the sports will be the difficult part. Take a look at:
Wow! That’s a lot to choose from! I suggest that you pick five (or more) contrasting sports – you may also choose those from the Winter games as well.
Some of you may prefer to spend one day focusing on one of the historical years of the games. To find information, take a look at:
In fact, the entire website https://www.olympic.org/ is a rich source of information.
THE WEBSITE IS FASCINATING AND HAS GREAT PICTURES FROM EACH OF THE GAMES – IT’S WORTH HAVING A REALLY GOOD LOOK AT ALL THE RESOURCES!
HOWEVER – it does not give any real detail about the background to the individual sports – that’s why I am giving you this writing task. I do hope that it is something you will enjoy, because there will be something for everyone. You may have no particular interest in one sport, but will in another!
“But I’ve forgotten how to write an information leaflet!” I hear you cry. Fear not, for if you read the following Powerpoint, you will find all of the main features outlined for you. You may not want to include all of the exact features every day and that is fine.
This Powerpoint is great, as it acts more as a WAGOLL and some of the examples might be particularly inspiring!
Remember to vary the style in which you present your work and I will be able to check out seesaw more regularly this week, so I look forward to seeing what you create!