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!

Session 1 Official bodies and rules

Objectives

History

  • Address and sometimes devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance.
  • Understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.
  • Construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information.

PE

  • Play competitive games, modified where appropriate (for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis), and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.

Teaching and Activities

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.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To find out about the start of professional cricket and tournaments.
  • To play cricket using the first Laws of the Game.

Children will:

  • Find historical information in non-fiction
  • Explain how the laws of cricket have changed over the years
  • Play a modified game of cricket

You Will Need

  • Cricket bats
  • Wicket
  • Balls
  • Pitch.

Session 2 Ashes and World Cup

Objectives

History

  • Address and sometimes devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance.
  • Understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.
  • Construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information.

English

  • LKS2: Become more familiar with and confident in using language in a greater variety of situations, for a variety of audiences and purposes, including through drama, formal presentations and debate.
  • UKS2: Confidence, enjoyment and mastery of language should be extended through public speaking, performance and debate.

Teaching and Activities

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.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To find out about the start of professional cricket and tournaments.
  • To role-play some of the famous moments from Ashes and World Cup history.

Children will:

  • Retrieve historical information from non-fiction.
  • Put events in chronological order.
  • Take part in a role play.

You Will Need

  • Wall calendar

Session 3 Twenty20

Objectives

PE

  • Play competitive games, modified where appropriate (for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis), and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.

PSHE

  • Work collaboratively towards shared goals.
  • Resolve differences by looking at alternatives, seeing and respecting others’ points of view, making decisions and explaining choices.

Teaching and Activities

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.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To play a game of Twenty20 cricket.
  • To agree a code of conduct in accordance with the spirit of cricket.

Children will:

  • Work collaboratively to agree a code of conduct for sports matches.
  • Play a game of Twenty20 cricket.
  • Play a sports match fairly in accordance with a code of conduct.

You Will Need

  • Cricket bats
  • Ball
  • Wickets
  • Pitch.