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Get Sporty with Topics this Summer

Julie St Clair Hoare By Julie St Claire Hoare

With so many exciting sporting events happening in June and July, why not take on 'Sports Tournaments', our cross-curricular sporting topic for lower key stage 2?

Take your pick from any of the upcoming sporting events, or have a sporting bonanza and cover them all! All of our Sports Tournaments blocks give you the option to play the sports in questions, giving you an opportunity to make the most of the sunshine and still cover plenty of LKS2 cross-curricular learning objectives.

FA Cup Final and Women's Football World Cup

UEFA Champions and Europa League finals will be full of English teams in their finals. Liverpool and Spurs play in Madrid on 1 June while Chelsea and Arsenal play on 29 May in Baku, Azerbaijan. What more could you ask for exciting opportunities for maths, geography and PSHE?

The FA Cup Final is one of the most exciting events in the football calendar. 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.

Then get ready for the Women's Football World Cup with our Football Tournaments block, in which you'll create a timeline of when the major football tournaments were started, and some of the other major events in the history of football tournaments.

Cricket World Cup

The 2019 Cricket World Cup is being hosted in England and Wales from the 30th of May to 14th of June! 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! Discover the history behind the Ashes start and where it got the name. This year, the Ashes Tournament starts on 1st August and will still be going when you return to school in September.

Wimbledon

Finally, finish out the 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.