Hi, everyone. How are you getting on with being fit and healthy this week? Remember to keep safe in the sun and stay hydrated. Every day seems to be hotter than the last!
Today we are thinking about the word ‘team’ and what it means. Do you belong to any teams and, if so, what are they? How do people show that they belong to a sports team? Can you think of any teams?
You may have said that one of the ways sports people show that they are on a team is that they all wear the same uniform or kit.
Think about your favourite sport or team. What do they wear when they are playing their sport? Yesterday, we were talking about the Olympics that will be held in Japan next year. What kit do you think the team from Great Britain will wear?
Here are some pictures of different British athletes wearing the kit they wore in the 2016 Olympics:
You may notice that red, white and blue have been used in these kits which were created by fashion designer, Stella McCartney. Can you think why these colours were chosen? Can you spot any familiar pictures on the kits? What about any writing on them?
Have fun designing a new kit for a team of your choice. This could be for the next Olympics team or your favourite football team, or it could be for a team who are going to play a brand new sport! You could even design a new PE kit for Pontesbury Primary School!
Here are some templates to help you. You will only need to chose one!
Design an Olympic kit: T-HE-368-Design-an-Olympic-Kit-Activity-Sheet
New PE kit design: sports kit design
New football kit design: Design-a-football-strip
Yesterday, we were thinking about the Olympics and how the next Olympics will be held in Japan next year. Over the years there have been some brilliant mascots for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Here is some information about the mascots for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic games held in Rio, Brazil: Meet-the-Mascots-of-Rio-2016-PDF
Here are some details about the Olympic mascot from the 2012 games held in London: The-Olympics-Wenlock-the-London-2012-Mascot-Information-Sheet
And here is a rather cool video introducing the mascots for the Olympics and Paralympic Games in Japan next year: Japan 2020 mascots
Which of the mascots do you like best? Why? If you could design your own mascot for your favourite sports team, what would it look like? How would your mascot represent your team? What colours would you choose? What appearance would it have? What kind of personality would it have?
Have fun designing your own mascot. Don’t forget to give it a name!
If you would like to know more about the Olympic Games and how it all started, this short video is fun to watch: The origins of the Olympics