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1 Global Learning Project Year One and Year Two FAIR PLAY AND THE OLYMPICS

2 We launched our Global Project through Arts Week. We wanted the children to develop their knowledge and understanding that other cultures and countries exist and that people all over the world have similarities as well as differences.

3 Year One Arts Week Comparing Shrewsbury and Morocco

4 We went to Morocco. We found out about Moroccan music, food, stories, geography, art and people based on the Mirror book by Jeannie Baker.



7 We learned about Moroccan instruments and made them. We learned an Arabic song and accompanied it with our instruments.

8 Mirror on Morocco and Sundorne Geographical features

9 We read The Bachelor and the Bean – a Moroccan Tale. We made Moroccan pots and mosaics.

10 Moroccan clothes

11 Tasting Moroccan food – cous cous

12 YEAR TWO - OLYMPICS In Year Two we looked at global aspects of the Olympics. We looked at the Olympic rings and their colours and how they represent different continents. We researched which countries have hosted the Olympics and found them on a world map. We also looked at some Olympic legends (athletes) and which countries they represented.

13 Art’s Week activities – tie dye ‘sports clothes, medal designs, hosting countries, Olympic parade banners and Olympic heroes/legends.

14 In uniform – tie-died shirts. Step aside Usain Bolt!

15 Discourses on Fairness Year One and Two (P4C)

16 In year one we played Unfair Relay races. We had numerous discussions about fairness. This is an interview with a Year One child.

17 We asked these questions about fairness… What do we know about fairness? Who decides what is fair?

18 What does it mean to be fair? Being equal…having the same rules Treating people the same Playing nicely Sharing

19 Who decides what is fair? Grown ups…because they’re always the people who tell us to do stuff.

20 Who decides what is fair? God decides…because he made the world and before he made the world he might have decided. I think he might have done one at a time between fairness and not fairness.

21 We read a story to the children about a teacher who treated all her children the same…regardless of what they did! We generated these questions… Is it fair to treat everyone the same? Is it ever ok to be unfair?

22 Is it fair to treat everyone the same? Is it ever ok to be unfair? You give us different work. We need to do all different stuff so we can learn how to do it.

23 Is it fair to treat everyone the same? Is it ever ok to be unfair? Some of them might not be very good…and when the good ones find out that they got a good report they might be cross because they’d been good and they haven’t and they got a good report.

24 Is it fair to treat everyone the same? Is it ok to be unfair? If you’re naughty and you scribble on your work when you did nice work and one person is naughty and everybody stays in at lunch time and playtime …that’s not fair, ‘cos one person’s been naughty and all the other’s been good!


26 The Year One and Two classes worked together to look at the world map and pin the flags of the Olympic hosting countries to it.


28 Our big question… Is it fair that the African continent has never hosted the Olympic Games?

29 If everyone hasn’t had a turn they shouldn’t have five rings. Are they going to have a turn next time?

30 They are very poor so they wouldn’t have anything for their dance or celebration at the beginning.

31 They are a very poor country. Is there a war on there? There have been too many wars. The children had learnt that three of the modern Olympics had been cancelled due to the World Wars.

32 They may not have a sport or like doing sports. They may not be fit enough or healthy enough because there might not be enough healthy things to eat.




36 We found out about Fairtrade by inviting a Fairtrade visitor into school to work with our Year Twos and lead an Assembly. In class we read a Fairtrade story and ordered a set of pictures (power, water, livestock, chocolate, school, doctors) according to what we thought was most important for everyone…if we could only have one, which would be the fairest for all? “I thought Doctors because if you were really poorly and didn’t go to the Doctors then you might die”

37 “I thought water because if you don’t have water you could die and hospitals…well hospitals can’t really make people better – they might have to leave the person who’s really unwell so then they die but if you have water you won’t die” “I thought school ‘cos if you didn’t have school you wouldn’t know anything and you would really want to go…you won’t know how to count money, you won’t know how to write, you won’t know how to read and all that stuff you do at school…and you can’t have much fun”

38 “I heard on the news that some people in really hot countries got really ill and they needed to go to the doctors and some died” “If you don’t have light and you can’t move the curtains in the front room you won’t be able to see.” (electricity) “Fruit and vegetables or your teeth might go very rotten and fall out and you might have toothache and you won’t have a dentist.” I thought chocolate ‘cos if you don’t have food you’ll die”

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