Over the last couple of weeks we have designed and made our own versions of the medals for the London 2012 Olympics.
We started by looking at a variety of medal designs from past Olympics before creating unique designs for our own medals. Once the designs were complete we cut out a medal shape from plasticine, engraving a mirror image of our design into the top of the medal. Writing words like London 2012 backwards proved to be the biggest challenge!
Once the moulds were complete we were then able to pour a cast into our mould, which then became the embossed medal. We finished them off by painting the medals gold, silver or bronze, and attaching a ribbon so that we can proudly show them off! Have a look at some of our finished products below.
For the summer term our class topic is the Olympics, which will be hosted in London later this year.
During our topic we will be learning about the history of the Olympics and life in Ancient Greece, the geography and culture of some of the countries that compete in the Olympics, and the way forces work in a variety of Olympic sports.
We will also be learning about inspirational Olympic and Paralympic athletes and how to measure and record data from our own mini-Olympics.
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