Capitalise on the excitement of any sports tournament with our fantastic sports related topic blocks.
The UEFA Euro 2020 scheduled to be held in 12 cities in 12 European countries from 12 June to 12 July 2020. Capitalise on that excitement by studying the history of football in the lead-up to the match. Learn about its controversial history in medieval times. Find out about some of the ancient ball games that were precursors to football. Work in teams to devise your own version of football, assess the risks, and then try them out with the whole class.
Our Football Tournaments block helps children create a timeline of when the major football tournaments were started, alongside some of the other major events in the history of football tournaments.
Cricket: the 2020 ICC Twenty20 World Cup
If your class is following it, you might like to use children's enthusiasm to educational effect by looking at our cricket blocks now. Or, save them until the Summer Term in preparation for the 2020 Twenty20 World Cup, which starts on the 18th August in Australia.
Our fantastic topic blocks about cricket cover objectives from history, English, PE, PSHE, and design & technology.
Learn about the history of cricket: where it got its name, where it was invented and how has it changed over the centuries.
Then move on to the Cricket Tournaments block and find out when cricket become a professional sport with worldwide competitions! Find out about the Twenty20 and prepare to play a class game.
Finish out Summer Term with Wimbledon! Start with the history of tennis. You'll discover the origins of tennis and other ball games played with the palm of the hand or a racquet and try out some of the related games from the past and present.
Then find out about Wimbledon and the other Grand Slam tournaments, the tension between amateur and professional players and the beginning of the 'open era' of tennis tournaments, as well as the advent of women's championships with our Tennis Tournaments block.
Rugby World Cup
We've got two engaging topic blocks about rugby that will help your class understand the history and values of this international sport whilst capitalising on the excitement of the 2019 Rugby World Cup! It's a perfect opportunity to cover objectives from history, design & technology, PE and geography.
Study the history of rugby and look at how the rules of rugby have changed over time. Investigate the Springboks and reflect on Nelson Mandela's role in the 1995 World Cup.
Then move on to the Rugby World Cup, and take a look at the nations that participate and place them on a world map. Reflect on Rugby Union's core values and compare them to British values. Finally, take an in depth look at the New Zealand rugby team and its history. Understand the significance of the Haka to New Zealand culture and why the players perform a Haka at the World Cup.
Explore our Sports Tournaments Topic for Lower Key Stage 2