Olympics and Being Healthy

Needs and Wants

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What does our body want and what our body need?

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One of the most basic concepts of economics is want vs. need.

What are they exactly?

A need is something you have to have, something you can’t do without. A good example is food. If you don’t eat, you won’t survive for long. Many people have gone days without eating, but they eventually ate a lot of food. You might not need a whole lot of food, but you do need to eat.

A want is something you would like to have. It is not absolutely necessary, but it would be a good thing to have. A good example is music. Now, some people might argue that music is a need because they think they can’t do without it. But you don’t need music to survive. You do need to eat.

These are general categories, of course. Some categories have both needs and wants. For instance, food could be a need or a want, depending on the type of food.

You need to eat protein, vitamins, and minerals. How you get them is up to you (and your family). You can eat meat, nuts, or soy products to get protein. You can get fruits and vegetables to get vitamins and minerals. You can eat yogurt or cheese to get other vitamins and minerals. You can eat bread to get still more vitamins and minerals. These basic kinds of foods are needs.

Ice cream is a want. You don’t really need to eat ice cream to survive. You can eat it to get some vitamins and minerals, but other foods like cheese and yogurt give you more of those same vitamins and minerals without giving you the fat that ice cream does. Still, ice cream tastes good to many people. They like to eat it. They want it, but they don’t need it. They like it, but they don’t have to have it to survive.

OK, we’ve covered food. What other kinds of things does your body need to survive?

Link to quiz click on picture below:

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Be Happy Be Healthy!

How does your body work?
Click on the picture below to find out!!! What new facts can you learn?
Click on the part of the body you would like to know more about. There are activities, videos quizzes and much more. Please talk to your parent/s about the wonderful learnings.

Click on the part of the body you would like to know more about. There are activities, videos quizzes and much more. Please talk to your parent/s about the wonderful learnings.


Be Happy Be Healthy

Below are websites that you can use to learn more about being happy and healthy!
Please think about these questions when you read:
What new ideas do we have?
What are the good points?
How do I feel about this? Why?

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Olympic Videos and activities!

Click on the RIO icons below and get to the Official Rio Olympic Page!

Once you are there, click on the links to explore the page.

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olympic rings

What are the benefits of this site? What can you see? What can you learn more about?


You want to know more about your chosen sport?

Rules of the sport?

How to play the sport?

Videos below will help you to answer your questions. Watch and write down the key information that you think you will need! This research can be used for your projects!

Archery: Instructions and information!

How to play Basketball

How to play Beach VolleyBall

Volleyball: How long has it been apart of the Olympic Games? What are the key movements? How does this relate to beach volleyball?

Information about BMX riding! Not many video clips on BMX racing but there are some key facts… listen carefully!

Diving: Look at how they practise their diving skills!

Diving: What moves do the divers do through the air? If they are diving in pairs what do you notice?

Equestrian! What is it? Who competes?

Synchronized Swimming: When did it debut in the Olympics? How is it scored? what do atheletes need to be to do this sport?

Handball: What is it? How many people play? What sports is it similar to? Whish countries dominate this event?

Wrestling: How long has it been in the Olympic Games? What are the rules?

Water Polo: What are the rules? When did it become apart of the Olympic Games?

Tennis: Where is it held? Who are the famous people that have played tennis tennis at the Olympic Games?

Table Tennis: Rules explained!

Rowing: How many rowing events at the Olympics? How many women and men compete?

Triathlon: How long is the swim, bike ride and the run?

Gymnastics: we will be doing gymnastics this term!!! Look what the Olympians can do!

What is synchronised swimming at the olympics you asked! Here it is!

Talk to your family or friends about what is happening!

Dressage: Giving a horse a massage you said! Putting clothes on a horse you guessed!

Well below is a video of Dressage…






Could this be the next Olympic sport? What sports would you like to see in the future Olympics?


I Wanna Iguana
Listen to the story and Identify the reasons for wanting an Iguana.




Snakes and Ladders subtraction game!
Play snakes and ladders with your family.
How quickly can you answer the subtraction questions? Make sure you do not use your fingers!

snakes and ladder

Reading activities on Persuasive Texts
Choose a story and answer the questions.


Click on the link below to enter the website giving information about Melbourne’s Landmarks. Read and research about the Landmark’s and record key facts about Melbourne’s Landmarks.

Click on the link below to learn about Australian states and territories.


Click on the link below to learn about the Australian flag.




Safety Videos

This term the children will create their own safety slogan or song. We have been watching current safety advertisements to get ideas.

Mustard Seed Video



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