All Saints Catholic Primary School

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Can Children Run Faster Than Adults?

During our discussions this morning Benny announced that “children can run faster than adults”, so this afternoon we decided to explore that theory. Firstly we watched a recording of the men’s 100m final from the Rio Olympics where Usain Bolt won in 9.8 seconds. We then used a trundle wheel to measure a 20m race track on the yard. Next we ran our race and measured the time using a stopwatch, the children did it in 5 seconds. With a little help we worked out that Usain Bolt would be able to run our track in 2 seconds, therefore unfortunately the children can’t run faster than the grown ups. Some might think this was unfair but Mrs Marsden did not feel she could be held accountable for the whole adult population! We did however, decide to make medals for ourselves to recognise our achievements.

Throughout out learning this afternoon we have looked at fair play, measurement, distance, time, wider understanding of the world, working together, being creative, scissor skills, shape and so much more, all carefully disguised as having fun. 

 


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