Week beginning 13/7/20
Mini Olympics Challenge
Your task this week is to organise your own mini Olympics in the space of your own home. You can try to replicate traditional athletics events such as those seen in track and field. For example: long jump, triple jump, throwing events or running events. However, the Olympic games celebrates a diverse range of different sports with new events at each games, therefore your games could as well. You may even want to introduce non Olympic games such as hula hooping though I'm sure you are all much more imaginative than I am! Create your own medal table so you can see who is the top Olympian in your household!
Send any photos or videos to me at email@example.com
Beech Class sporting challenge
Separate to your Olympic challenge, I am proposing a mini Beech class challenge. Each day there will be a separate sporting challenge. Send in your scores - ideally with video evidence - but if not I will take your word! I will let you know who the champions are of each day! Why not get your family to do it as well?
Monday - How many star jumps in 60 seconds?
Tuesday - How long can you balance on one foot on your tip toes?
Wednesday - How low can you go playing the limbo?
Thursday - Throw a ball in the air and see how many times you can clap before catching the ball!
Watch the BBC video before on London and Tokyo. Just simply watch it once straight through.
Louis, 8, from London and Kei, 8, from Tokyo show us what it’s like to live in a busy capital city.
Both Kei and Louis enjoy the multiple modes of transport they use to travel around the city.
The children explain the pros and cons of growing up amongst the hustle and bustle of the metropolis.
Alongside one another, they reveal the similarities and differences in their daily routines: waking up, brushing their teeth, getting the bus to school, eating fish and rice for breakfast in contrast to breakfast biscuits and jam.
They also tell us about their school, interests and aspirations, as well as the busiest areas of the city.
Together the two children’s lives highlight the cultural and geographical similarities and differences of two distinct places.
This is from the series: Your World
Task 1: Watch the video again. This time write down everything you find out about Tokyo and life in Tokyo. Write down everything no matter how small or unimportant you think it is!
Task 2: Now think about your life. Write down all of the similarities and differences between Upton Noble or your own town or village and Tokyo
Task 3: Watch the additional video on Tokyo. Rank each of the landmarks you come across from most likely to visit to least likely to visit if you were in Tokyo!
Tokyo fact file
Your final task linked to Japan and the Olympics is to create a fact file on Tokyo. Watch the video below and create notes on what you find. Visit other websites and look through encyclopaedias to find out more. It's entirely up to you how to present your findings. It could be a leaflet, poster, powerpoint presentation or word processed document. If you're feeling brave, why not record yourself talking about Tokyo! To do this you must really know your facts and talk to the camera! Please send in your work!