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.
When did cricket become a professional sport with worldwide competitions? When did the Ashes start and why is it called that? What other cricket tournaments take place? Find out about these cricket tournaments in this block and finally hold your own Twenty20 cricket tournament!
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.
Find out about the first official cricket club in Marylebone in London and how it used to rule cricket. Play a game of cricket using the first Code of Laws created in 1744.
Find out about the Men’s and Women's Ashes and World Cup. Take part in role-plays of some of the famous events from the early days of these tournaments.
Learn about Twenty20 cricket in preparation to play a game of it. Agree a code of conduct based on commonly held values that the class agree on.