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Geography/maths plot the route of the Olympic torch. The torch is traditional started in Olympia, Greece where it is lit. From there the torch visited 23 different countries ending in a tour of China.
We used a map and plotted the route the torch took.
maths adding, subtraction, multiplication, graph work
History put this info on to a part of our lap book and read it together
The very first Olympics for which written records are available were held in 776BC in Olympia, Greece. At the first Olympics the only event was the 200yd dash, called a stadium. This was the only event until 724 BC. The Olympic games were held every four years from 776BC to 393AD when they were abolished by the then Emperor Theodosius I. A campaign to revive the Olympics
was started in France in the late 19th century. The first Modern Summer games started on March 24 1896 in Athens, Greece.
looked at the Symbols and traditions of the Olympic games
Motto – The Olympic motto is “Citius – Altius – Fortius” which is Latin for “ Faster, higher, stronger”. The meaning behind this motto is intended to focus on trying your best and not on winning first place.
Olympic Emblem & Flag– The emblem consists of five interlocking rings (blue, yellow, black, green & red) on a white background. It was designed in 1913 by Baron Pierre de Coubertin (the founder of the modern Olympics). Each of the five rings represents one of the significant continents in the world, and each color was chosen as at least one of them appeared on the flag of each country in the world. They are interlaced to represent the idea the games are universal and bring countries together.
Music Listened to the Olympic anthem
An Olympic flag is raised in the opening ceremony of each Olympic games. On it are the same Olympic rings on a white background. At the closing of each Olympic games the mayor of the host city presents the flag to the mayor of the next host city. This mayor then keeps the flag in his town hall until the next Olympic games.