The Olympics Have Come To An End

After sixteen days of competition, the 2012 London Olympics have come to an end.

Athletes from the 205 competing nations celebrated the Games with an elaborate Closing Ceremony.

Australia finished in tenth position, with 35 medals, including seven gold. Here was the final medal tally:

What was your favourite Australian gold medal moment? Take our poll!

Everyone in 4KM and 4KJ are very proud of the Australian athletes! We all enjoyed watching the Olympics on television and look forward to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

What was your favourite moment from the 2012 Olympic Games?

How have the Olympic Games inspired you?

Do you know anything about the 2016 Olympic host city, Rio de Janeirio?

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Descriptive Writing – The Olympics

4KM and 4KJ have loved learning about the Olympics over the past four weeks.

We have enjoyed reading and researching the Olympic Games but…a picture tells a thousand words!

One of our writing tasks this week involved describing photographs of athletes from the Olympic Games. Using newspaper photos, students had to describe what was happening in the pictures. They had to consider who was in the picture, what they were doing, the background and how the athletes were feeling when the photo was taken.

We hope you enjoy the selection of photographs and our descriptions.

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What did you think of our descriptions?

Have you ever taken a really great photo? Can you describe it?

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Olympic Comics

This afternoon, 4KM got creative with the website Make Beliefs Comix. 

The students made their own comic on the website. The only guidelines were that it had to have something to do with the Olympics.

Make Beliefs Comics allows you to make a comic with two, three or four panels. You can chose from a range of characters, backgrounds, objects, speech bubbles and thought balloons etc. This site is free and doesn’t require you to sign up.

Here are some of the comics that the students produced.

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What do you think of the students’ comics?

Have you tried Make Beliefs Comix? How did you find it?

What is your favourite comic book or newspaper comic?

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Interviews with Aussie Olympians

Olympic fever has hit in 4KM and 4KJ and we can’t wait for the Games to begin! 

This week we researched, scripted and filmed an interview with a famous Australian Olympian from history.

We were inspired by the biography interviews that Mr Avery’s class worked on last year.

The students had one hour to research their Olympian and 40 minutes to create a script and rehearse. The results in such a short amount of time were magnificent!

Check out the videos of our interviews with Olympians.

What did you think of the interviews?

Can you share any facts about an Australian Olympian?

Who is your favourite Olympian?

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Question for Parents: Olympic Games

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games begin in London on Friday 27th July. 

In 4KM and 4KJ, we have started learning about the Games and everyone is excited to cheer on the Aussie Team.

We’d like to extend a special invitation to parents and other readers of our blog to share what you know about the Olympic Games. 

Please write a comment and consider telling us:

  • What do you like about the Olympic Games? Do you have a favourite athlete or sport?
  • Do you know any fun facts about the Olympic Games, the host cities, the athletes, events, mascots or medals?
  • Have you ever been to the Olympic Games or do you have any memories of watching it on television?
You might even like to ask us a question. You can start a new comment or reply to a comment.


We look forward to reading and replying to your comments!

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