Olympics Activities

Activity 2 - Olympic History Timeline

Activity 2

Olympic History Timeline

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Activity 3 - The Olympic Rings And Flags

Activity 3

The Olympic Rings And Flags

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Activity 4 - Olympic Sports

Activity 4

Olympic Sports

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Activity 5 - Research An Olympic Event

Activity 5

Research An Olympic Event

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Activity 6 - Record My Exercise

Activity 6

Record My Exercise

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Activity 7 - My Physical Skills

Activity 7

My Physical Skills

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Activity 8 - Create An Exercise Circuit

Activity 8

Create An Exercise Circuit

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Get ready for the Olympics 2024 with this Topic

The Olympic Games are a global sporting event that brings together athletes from all corners of the world. With the next Olympics set to take place in Paris in 2024, it's a great time for primary school teachers and home educators to start thinking about how to incorporate this exciting event into their lesson plans. Here are some Olympic activities for kids that will not only keep them engaged but also help them learn about the history of the Olympic Games.

One fun activity is to create Olympic timeline cards. These cards can be used to teach children about the history of the Olympics, as well as the different sports that are included in the games. Simply print out pictures of different Olympic sports and events, along with their corresponding date and location, and have your students arrange them in chronological order.

Another great way to get kids excited about the Olympics is to have them participate in their own mini-Olympics. Set up stations with different sports activities, such as running, jumping, and throwing, and have the children compete against each other. You can even award medals to the top performers to make it feel like a real Olympic event.

Finally, don't forget about the cultural aspects of the Olympics. Encourage your students to research and learn about the different countries participating in the games, and have them create presentations or posters showcasing their findings. This is a great way to teach children about diversity and the importance of coming together as a global community.

Overall, the Olympics provide a great opportunity for primary school teachers and home educators to engage their students in a fun and educational way. By incorporating these Olympic activities for kids into your lesson plans, you can help your students learn about the history of the Olympic Games, different sports, and the importance of cultural unity.

A Breakdown of Our KS2 Olympics Activities

Magnetism is a fascinating topic that has been studied for centuries. It is the force that attracts or repels certain materials, such as iron and steel. There are many different ways to explore magnetism and its effects, and we have provided six activities to get you started.

Welcome to our six Forces and Magnets activities! These activities are designed to help students learn about forces and magnets in a fun and interactive way. Each activity comes complete with worksheets and related videos to help reinforce the concepts being taught.

First Activity

Our first activity is Comparing Ancient And Modern Olympic Games. Students will learn about the difference between a push and a pull, and how this affects the motion of objects. They will also explore how different forces can change the speed and direction of an object.

Through hands-on experiments and demonstrations, students will have the opportunity to experience the effects of forces themselves. They can learn about Newton's Laws of Motion (not actually covered in the lesson plan) and how they apply to real-world situations. By the end of the activity, students will have a deeper understanding of how forces play a critical role in our everyday lives, from the simple act of walking to the complex workings of machinery and technology. This activity will provide a strong foundation for future learning in physics and engineering, and will help students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Second Activity

The second activity is Olympic History Timeline. Students will investigate how different surfaces affect the movement of objects. They will explore how friction, gravity and other forces can affect the speed and direction of an object.

Through this investigation, students will gain an understanding of how different surfaces can impact the way an object moves. They will learn about the concept of friction and how it can either slow down or speed up an object's motion. By experimenting with various surfaces, students will also learn about the role of gravity in determining an object's speed and direction. This activity will provide students with a hands-on learning experience that will deepen their understanding of the physical world around them. It also encourages critical thinking and problem-solving as students analyse the results of their experiments and draw conclusions about the relationship between different surfaces and the movement of objects.

Third Activity

Our third activity is The Olympic Rings And Flags. Students will learn about the north and south The Olympic Rings And Flags, and how these affect the behaviour of magnets. They will explore the properties of magnets and how they can be used in everyday life.

In this activity, students will have the opportunity to experiment with different types of magnets and observe how they interact with each other. They will also learn about the Earth's magnetic field and how it affects compasses and navigation. By the end of the activity, students will have a greater understanding of the basic principles of magnetism and how it can be applied in a variety of real-world situations. This activity is not only fun and engaging, but also provides valuable knowledge that can be used throughout their academic and professional careers.

Fourth Activity

The fourth activity is Olympic Sports. Students will investigate which materials are magnetic and which are not. They will explore the properties of different materials and learn how to identify magnetic materials.

During the investigation, students will be provided with a range of materials such as paper clips, coins, pencils, and magnets. They will test each material to determine whether it is magnetic or not. The students will also learn about the properties of magnets and how they attract or repel certain materials.

To identify magnetic materials, students will use a magnet and see if the material is attracted to it. They will also test the strength of the magnetic force by seeing how many paper clips the magnet can pick up. Through this investigation, students will develop a deeper understanding of the properties of magnetic materials and how they can be used in everyday life.

This activity can be extended by having students explore magnetic fields and how they work. They can also learn about the different types of magnets and their uses. By engaging in hands-on activities, students will gain a better understanding of the science behind magnets and the important role they play in our world.

Fifth Activity

The fifth activity is Research An Olympic Event. Students will learn about the Earth's magnetic field and how it can be used to navigate. They will explore how to Research An Olympic Event and how to use it to find directions.

Making a compass is a fun and educational activity that can be done with simple materials. Students will need a magnet, a needle, a piece of cork, and a bowl of water. First, they will rub the magnet against the needle to magnetize it. Then, they will stick the needle through the cork and float it in the bowl of water. The needle will align itself with the Earth's magnetic field, pointing north-south. Students can then use this homemade compass to find directions by observing the direction in which the needle points. This activity not only teaches students about the science of magnetism and navigation, but also encourages problem-solving and hands-on learning.

Sixth Activity

The final activity is Record My Exercises. Students will have the opportunity to design their own mazes using magnets and explore how different magnets can affect the movement of objects.

Record My Exercises can be a fun and engaging way for students to learn about magnetism and how it works. By designing and building their own mazes, students are able to explore the properties of magnets and how they can be used to manipulate the movement of objects. They can experiment with different shapes and sizes of magnets, as well as different materials for the maze walls, to see how they affect the behaviour of the magnet and the object it is attracting or repelling. This activity can also help students develop their problem-solving skills as they work to create a maze that is challenging but not impossible to navigate. Overall, Record My Exercises are a great way to incorporate hands-on learning and creativity into a lesson on magnetism.

Final Thoughts on Year 3 Forces and Magnets

All of our Hands-On Education activities meet the standards set out in the national curriculum for England, ensuring that students are learning important concepts in a way that is engaging and effective. We hope you enjoy these activities and that they inspire a love of science and learning in your students!

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