WELCOME

Welcome to GROVE PRIMARY’s Year 6 BLOG about hosting the Olympics. Here we will provide you with information about how our local area (Stratford) has been developed to accommodate the up and coming Olympics 2012.

We hope you enjoy what you read and we look forward to your comments 🙂

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53 Responses to WELCOME

  1. cherie says:

    do we post it here

  2. Amie & Emeliane says:

    We are really looking forward to finding out about the olympics! Lets just hope our countries do well!!

  3. Chantelle, Georgia says:

    We are looking forward to reading your future posts!!!!! 🙂

  4. malaika says:

    on Monday 19th June 2012 year 6 went on a trip to Stratford to see how the area has been developed for the upcoming Olympics.Whilst we were there we noticed how the train and bus stations have been changed by making it peaceful, cleaner and safer.
    Not just the stations but the roads too.
    In addition to that, the shopping centre’s have been developed too ,so you can see how they have changed Stratford for the Olympics.

    The next generation will also be affected by this because the environment will be safer and better.

  5. malaika says:

    The Olympic Games that we know today are very different from the original Olympics that took place in Olympia, Greece, more than 2,700 years ago. Since then, they have been held all over the world, been attended by more than 200 countries and have included many different sports.
    History
    The Olympic Games was created and first held in 776 B.C.Iin ancient Greece in honour of the king and queen of the Greek gods, Zeus and Hera, and only men could compete. The first official modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece, in 1896. Since then, the Summer Olympic Games have been held every four years in many major cities around the world. In 1924 the first Winter Olympics were held. They also take place every four years but are held two years after the Summer Olympics. The city where the games are held is called the “host city.” Women were allowed to compete in the Olympic Games for the first time in 1928.
    Olympic Sports
    The number of sports played at the Olympics changes from year to year. Some of the most popular Summer Olympic sports are swimming, cycling, gymnastics, volleyball and horse riding. There also are many events mutually known as athletics, such as the 100-meter dash, the marathon, hurdling, relay racing, the long jump, the high jump and the pole vault. The Winter Olympic sports include downhill and cross-country skiing, bobsledding, figure skating, ice hockey, snowboarding and ski jumping. Sports that are no longer played in the games include golf, The Olympic Games that we know today are very different from the original Olympics that took place in Olympia, Greece, more than 2,700 years ago. Since then, they have been held all over the world, been attended by more than 200 countries and have included many different sports. Some Olympic information might be particularly interesting to children.
    History
    The Olympic Games were created and first held in 776 B.C. in ancient Greece in honor of the king and queen of the Greek gods, Zeus and Hera, and only men could compete. The first official modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece, in 1896. Since then, the Summer Olympic Games have been held every four years in many major cities around the world. In 1924 the first Winter Olympics were held. They also take place every four years but are held two years after the Summer Olympics. The city where the games are held is called the “host city.” Women were allowed to compete in the Olympic Games for the first time in 1928.
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    Olympic Sports
    The number of sports played at the Olympics changes from year to year. Some of the most popular Summer Olympic sports are swimming, cycling, gymnastics, volleyball and horse riding. There also are many events collectively known as athletics, such as the 100-meter dash, the marathon, hurdling, relay racing, the long jump, the high jump and the pole vault. The Winter Olympic sports include downhill and cross-country skiing, bobsledding, figure skating, ice hockey, snowboarding and ski jumping. Sports that are no longer played in the games include golf, lacrosse [A team game, originally played by North American Indians, in which the ball is thrown, caught, and carried with a netted stick] , rugby union and water motor sports. If a sport is very popular among spectators and there are a lot of athletes qualified to compete, the International Olympic Committee might decide to introduce it in the next Olympic Games, which usually means that one of the less-popular sports must be dropped.
    The Opening Ceremony
    The opening ceremony of the games usually is a dramatic celebration involving hundreds of people. The opening ceremony begins with the raising of the flag of the host country and the singing of its national anthem. There is then a performance involving music, dance and colourful costumes, along with a high-tech lighting and special effects show. After that, every athlete marches into the stadium under the banner of his country. At the end of the opening ceremony, the Olympic torch is passed to the last carrier, who lights a huge fire to open the games. It is very entertaining!
    The Olympic Torch
    The Olympic torch is a symbol of the ancient Greek Olympic Games. The flame is lit in Greece several weeks before the games and travels around the world to the host city of the games. It usually is carried by runners, but has travelled by ship, camel, airplane and canoe. In 2000, the torch travelled underwater for the first time, as a diver brought it past the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

    DID NOT COPY AND PASTE, KNEW THIS ALL BY MYSELF NO HELP IN WRITING.
    BY MALAIKA FAHED

  6. jordan says:

    Cant wait to see your work and posts in the future.

  7. Georgia And Chantelle says:

    Wow i bet you realy enjoyed going to Stratford.:)

  8. I cant wait till the Olympics x

  9. jake says:

    I hope the olympics will be the memorey that we will all remeber.

  10. Bethany High View says:

    Hi hope you had fun and im looking forward to reading anymore posts 😀

  11. shelley 6GB hogh view plc says:

    wow it looks like you really have alot to do with the olympice xx ! 😀

  12. Danielle (High View PLC) says:

    I am looking forwardto the Olympics !! I hope our country does well!

  13. I am looking forward to find out about the Olympics

  14. Arbnor says:

    I bet you are really going to enjoyed it

  15. Malaika says:

    The Olympic is a place where millions and millions of people come and everyone unite together to watch the Olympics.Not just watch they also support.
    In my class (6a) we chose any song in groups of six and changed the lyrics but kept the tune and the song lyrics had to be about the Olympics.
    Here is the ong my group came up with the ten is carley Rae Jensen call me maybe:

    The Olympics is coming up
    We don’t no who will win
    But we are so exited
    We will jump up and screem(repeat once)

    A golden trophie
    Is awaiting for you
    (forgot forgot)
    (forgot forgot)

    I heard
    That your going
    To the Olympics
    (forgot forgot)
    The end I know it’s short but in 5 mins we managed to write that.
    At the part we will jump up and scream I thought we can have we will jump up with glee
    Anyway write back about what you think about the song and you can make any changes to it.

  16. Malaika says:

    The early Olympic Games were celebrated as a religious festival from 776 B.C. until 393 A.D., when the games were banned for being a pagan festival (the Olympics celebrated the Greek god Zeus). In 1894, a French educator Baron Pierre de Coubertin, proposed a revival of the ancient tradition, and thus the modern-day Olympic Summer Games were born.
    Host Greece won the most medals (47) at the first Olympic Summer Games in 1896.
    The first Winter Olympic Games were held in Chamonix, France in 1924.
    Norway has won the most medals (263) at the Winter Games.
    The United States has won more medals (2,189) at the Summer Games than any other country.
    The five Olympic rings represent the five major regions of the world – Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceana, and every national flag in the world includes one of the five colors, which are (from left to right) blue, yellow, black, green, and red.
    Up until 1994 the Olympics were held every four years. Since then, the Winter and Summer games have alternated every two years.
    The first Olympics covered by U.S. television was the 1960 Summer Games in Rome by CBS.
    No country in the Southern Hemisphere has ever hosted a Winter Games.
    Three continents – Africa, South America, and Antarctica – have never hosted an Olympics.
    A record 202 countries participated in the 2004 Olympic Summer Games in Athens.
    Only four athletes have ever won medals at both the Winter and Summer Olympic Games: Eddie Eagan (United States), Jacob Tullin Thams (Norway), Christa Luding-Rothenburger (East Germany), and Clara Hughes (Canada).
    Speed skater Bonnie Blair has won six medals at the Olympic Winter Games. That’s more than any other American athlete.
    Nobody has won more medals at the Winter Games than cross-country skier Bjorn Dählie of Norway, who has 12.
    Larrisa Latynina, a gymnast from the former Soviet Union, finished her Summer Olympic Games career with 18 total medals—the most in history.
    The United States Olympic Committee established the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 1983 to recognize outstanding American Olympic athletes, however, a plan to build a hall has been suspended due to lack of funding.
    The Summer Olympic sports are archery, badminton, basketball, beach volleyball, boxing, canoe / kayak, cycling, diving, equestrian, fencing, field hockey, gymnastics, handball, judo, modern pentathlon (shooting, fencing, swimming, show jumping, and running), mountain biking, rowing, sailing, shooting, soccer, swimming, synchronized swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, track and field, triathlon (swimming, biking, running), volleyball, water polo, weightlifting, and wrestling.
    The Winter Olympic sports are alpine skiing, biathlon (cross-country skiing and target shooting), bobsled, cross-country skiing, curling, figure skating, freestyle skiing, ice hocky, luge, Nordic combined (ski jumping and cross-country skiing), skeleton, ski jumping, snowboarding, and much more.

  17. cherie says:

    6a when to statford we when to see how our local area has change over the years ,first we looked at the train station they were old before now they are moden with more barriers it has develed by more people coming startford is bring more bissniss to our conury and more job with be easer to get now there are more food shops then shopping inside westflied and now more people want to live in starford witch more hotal have been bulit such as holiday inn.
    from cherie

  18. RITHIK says:

    well done Maliaka !!

  19. Altjona says:

    On Monday 18th June year 6 went to stratford to see how the area has changed since the Olympics are going to be held in Stratford.We saw how the the bus and train stations have changed because before stratford was re-built the bus and train stations were dull, old fashioned and quite small. However now the bus and train station vibrant,spacious and more modern.

    we also took a look at the shopping centre it was very colourful and there were more shops but back then there were not many shops around stratford and it was very dull.
    facts!
    the olympics first started in Greece
    only men and un married woman were aloud to compete in the olympics back then
    all the sports were a lot more violent back then

  20. Chelsea says:

    London has hosted the Olympics twice, once in 1908 and once in 1948 and 2012 will be the third time the Olympics is held in London.The current world record for men in the 100m race fastest time is Usain Bolt from Jamaica with 9.58 seconds. This world record was set in Berlin 19th August 2009 Olympics. The current world record for women in the 100m race fastest time is Florence Griffith-Joyner from United States with 10.45 seconds. This world record was set in Indianapolis 16th July 1988 Olympics.

  21. Migena says:

    I can’t wait for the olympics!!!!!!

  22. Migena says:

    -Fun facts about the olympics!!
    -Olympics started in Greece.
    -John Hanson the 4th cheated in 1563 olympics.
    -Spain once hosted the 1992 summer olympics in Baecelona .
    -Olympic coins made from royal mints.
    -Fourteen gold medals won by Micheal Phelps from the US for swimming.

    By Migena Azemi

  23. Tahira says:

    On Monday,19th June, 6A went on a trip to stratford to see how the area has been developed for the up coming Olympics. We took picturs of the new stratford and compared it to the old one. Did you know that Westfeild is the biggest shopping center in Europe. Before the Olympic Park was developed, it was a total wastland and hardly anyone went there but now that it has improved everyone expects every thing from it.

  24. Leonard says:

    On monday 19th of june year six went to Stratford to see how the olympics impacted Stratford. I think Stratfford over the years has changed over the years dramatically such as the housing, shopping, transport and Stratfford in general has changed. I hope every body enjoys the Olympics. Also we got to see a fraction of the staidiom and experiencing it first hand it look amazing.

  25. Zara says:

    As the Olympics are coming up, year 6 went to Stratford to see how the area has changed to accomadate the Olympics. The main events will be held in Stratford so the district has developed a lot for the games. Below are some of the changes made to Stratford as well as a recount of our trip:

    When we arrived we had a look at the bus and train stations. These stations used to be hampered and dismal, however now they’re bright and spacious.

    After taking a few pictures of the stations we saw the Olympic Stadium from a distance. It was enormous! We could not believe that where the stadium stood, there had once been a murky wasteland. Close to the stadium were harrowing flats. The old flats were vandalised and covered in graffitti whereas these are clean and a lot more pleasant looking.

    Next we walked down to the recently built shopping centre, Westfield.(Did you know that Westfield is the largest shopping centre in Europe?!) It’s cavenous and has the best designer shops so you can shop at your heart’s content. The old shopping centre was old-fashioned in addition to worn out. Westfield is at a completely different stage! The shop we went to was John Lewis because they have platform where you can see the Olympic Stadium even closer by looking through binoculars in addition to telescopes. The Olympic Stadium looked even better up close. The last thing we did was buy souvenirs from John Lewis. Some of the things you could buy were: key-rings, balls, Olympic Mascots and wristband in the Olympic colours with the Olympic cress on them. Once we had finished buying our souvenirs we all went back to school by train.

    From this trip we can see that Stratford has improved in many ways and has helped the area greatly. Many people will enjoy the new stratford and so many others can for generations to come if people look after the area.

  26. Zainab Ghaffar says:

    Facts about the Olympics 2012:
    – The 2012 Summer Olympic Games will be held in London from 27 July to 12 August 2012, followed by the 2012 Paralympic Games from 29 August to 9 September.
    – London hosted the Olympic games in 1908 and 1948.
    – 205 nations to take part in 300 events at the Olympic Games in 2012. 147 nations will take part in the Paralympic Games.
    – There will be one men’s and one women’s competition.
    – There will be 288 men and 216 women.
    – Sixteen men’s and 12 women’s teams, with 18 athletes (11 players and seven substitutes) on each team.
    – The football pitches are not exactly the same size in all the venues, but vary between 100m–110m long and 64m–75m wide. The penalty spot at either end is 11m from the goal.
    – The popular sports that will be played are Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Football, Hockey, Skiing, Tennis, Baseball, Cricket, Golf, Rugby and Squash!!!

  27. Malaika says:

    I like yours Zara I love the way you described everything detailedly

  28. cherie says:

    also it took 5 years to bulid the olympic stadium and london has hosted the olympics 3 time and the olympics come every 4 year and brings a new stadium when the olympic when they get hosted .

  29. Radusa says:

    I luv the olympics and we went to stratford the only negative reason is that we ahd write reports but still it was fun hey ive got a question how long is the olympics i luv the………………………………………………………………oLYMPICS HEAR U CUM

  30. RITHIK says:

    On Monday 18th of June, class 6A went to Stratford ( which is Newham, London) to see how the area has developed for the up-coming Olympics. Whilst we were in Stratford we looked very closely at the bus and train stations, the modern shopping centre ( Westfield), the Olympic Park ( which surrounds the stadium) and the housing/hotels. Stratford is the place to be if you want to come and watch the marvellous , magnificent in addition to mind-blowing Olympics. Now this report will help you with how Stratford has naturalized for the Olympics.

  31. RITHIK says:

    Probably some of the most famous Olympians have to be Usain Bolt ( from Jamaica), Micheal Phelps ( who has won 14 GOLD MEDALS), Mark Spitz ( who has won 9 GOLD MEDALS ) and Paavo Nurmi, Carl Lewis as well as Larissa Latynina have also got nine gold medals. Micheal Phelps has won the most Olympic golds. SURPRISING!! (Also, this is not my report however just extra information and details! )

  32. Aisha says:

    Monday 19 June, 6A went to Stratford to see how it has changed for the upcoming Olympics. We looked at the housing and hotel and the shopping centre and Westfield and the Olympics Park also the transport. First of all, we looked at the transport which was the bus station; the bus station was old and dirty now it is modern and vibrant. We also looked at the train station; the train station is bigger it has two levels and before it had one level and was very small. Next up we went to look at the housing and hotel before there weren’t any hotel in Stratford now there is a five star hotel. People live in Stratford because of the Olympics and the hotel name is holiday inn. Stratford is a good place to live because it is big and beautiful. Before we went the John Lewis, we stopped at the mascot, they had Britain’ colours. When we went to John Lewis we saw the Olympic Stadium and it was very big and it took five year to build. We looked outside the Olympic stadium

  33. Anonymous says:

    On Monday 18th June 2012, year 6 went to Stratford to see how the area has re-generated to accommodate the Olympics.

    Our first area we visited was the transport. Before this was made the train station was not spacious and was very old, but now it is a more impressive and structured station. Also the bus station was very old fashioned but now it has turned into a massive, spacious and modern train and bus station. We hope this will last for generations to come.

    Our next area we visited was the Westfield Shopping Centre. Before this was made it was a decrepit wasteland full of dry pits and half broken trees. this centre has been changed into a colossal, modern and mind-blowing shopping centre. It has got high class resurants and spectacular stores for children. Did you know that the Westfield Shopping Centre is the biggest Shopping centre in Europe.

    Our final area we visited was the Housing and Hotels. This area was changed from horrible houses that had been vandalised, but now there are stupendous hotels(for people to stay in for the Olympics) and for people who live here as well.

    By Momina Nehmat

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