Sports Tournaments

Block M - Host Country

Are you excited about a major sports tournament that is about to start? This topic takes the inspiration of a range of major sports including football, rugby, athletics, cycling, tennis and cricket to generate some fantastic learning opportunities. Learn about the origins and development of popular sports and their most important tournaments over time and stimulate some fantastic history learning. Find out about where sporting tournaments are taking place and which countries will be taking part and prompt some impressive geography learning. Research and discuss the values upheld by different sporting organisations; stage your own class tournaments and hone your PE skills. You will find a host of creative learning activities within these 12 blocks that capitalise on the energy and enthusiasm that great sports events stimulate.

Look at a host country or a country taking part in a tournament and find out about its location in the world, its main cities and geographical features; explore the country. Research what life would be like for a child in the country you are studying, experience some of the foods eaten there and the languages spoken.

This Topic is written for Lower Key Stage 2. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.

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01: Researching a country

Look at a host country or a country taking part in a tournament and find out about its location in the world, its main cities and geographical features. Explore the country using Google Earth and Google Maps. This session includes a case study of Brazil (host nation for 2014 FIFIA World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games).

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02: A day in the life

Research what life would be like for a child in the country you are studying, experience some of the foods eaten there and the languages spoken. Present that information in a 'Day in the Life of' documentary. This session continues the case study of Brazil, giving examples of Brazilian food recipes and what it would be like to live as a child in a Brazilian city and a remote part of the Amazon jungle.