Pre-school Olympic Games

With the Olympic Games being hosted in Rio last month, our pre-school children have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in our very own recreation of the Olympics. We have witnessed the athletes of our future perform, compete and enjoy many different sporting events including:

  • high jump
  • long jump
  • balancing
  • assault courses
  • running races
  • Olympic tiddlywinks!

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We have witnessed the children proudly collecting their medals on our very own Olympic podium! We have enjoyed learning about the Olympic Rings and what they symbolise. We have talked about the different countries that compete and what their flags look like. We have learnt that people of all abilities compete in this worldwide event, embracing diversity and understanding.

The children have continued this interest at home and have shared some brilliant Olympic knowledge with us all at carpet time. Kayra even took part in a mock-up Olympic Games event whilst out and about with her mummy and daddy, and Nathan and Casper’s mummies shared stories of how they had Nathan and Casper in their tummies at the last Olympics in London in 2012.

The children have gained so much from this event which has helped them develop in so many different ways. Physically they have gained more control over their bodies:

  • developing muscle control
  • coordination
  • strength
  • self-confidence

We have also learnt about different types of foods and drinks to keep us fit and healthy. The children’s language and knowledge has been enhanced by learning lots of new words thus improving their ever increasing vocabulary and promoting many opportunities for communication and language.

Creatively we have been reinforcing shape, number and colour recognition, painting our very own Olympic Rings, printing using circles and creating our very own sporting pictures using the Olympic colours.

Our pre-schoolers have fully embraced the world around them, understanding how they are part of it, embracing their uniqueness and celebrating as part of their nation in their countries achievements. We think they all deserve a gold medal, well done Pre-school! We are very proud of you!

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