It's an Olympic half term!!! I know a lot of people have been working on Olympic activities for some time now but we are just taking the one half term so I thought I would just share with you my plans and resources...
We have planned to split the half term into 5 separate weeks focusing on one country from each continent that is prominent within games each week.
Week 1: Greece (obviously)
Week 2: USA (they normally win loads of medals!)
Week 3: Africa (I am aware it's not a country but it leaves us the option to focus on either Egypt or South Africa or elsewhere, whatever is most appropriate)
Week 4: Russia (we have grouped Russia with Asia...again I know it isn't but we really wanted a cold country for comparison and we spent a whole half term looking at China in January so Asia has been done to death really in my class!)
Week 5: Australia (because we plan to have a massive beach barbeque for lunch one day out on the playground...get in!)
I will keep you informed of what I have planned each week :) but to keep you going here is a selection of resources I have found useful!
The TES have some really great 'Olympics' resources for SEN and they can be found here: http://www.tes.co.uk/taxonomySearchResults.aspx?keywords=olympics¶metrics=52004
But also I have found a few bits that have been really useful with my guys:
Olympics information booklet: http://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/Olympic-Information-Book-6225529/
Olympic flags: http://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/Olympic-Country-Flags-6225527/
Olympics key facts: http://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/Olympics-Key-Facts-6225530/
2012 Olympic games timeline: http://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/The-2012-Olympic-Games-Timeline-6225531/
I have also managed to add a couple of resource that may be useful for anyone planning to cover...
Olympic addition and subtraction in their maths:
Greek food tasting:
Hope this is a starting point for all your olympic activities...