Is there a football tournament on? Learn about it using this block! Find out about the major football tournaments, like the FIFA World Cup and FIFA Women's World Cup, the UEFA Euro tournament and the UEFA Euro Women's Championship, the Africa Cup of Nations and the Africa Women Cup of Nations. Host your own tournament!

Session 1 Timeline of football

Objectives

History

  • Continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods they study.
  • Construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information.

English

  • Retrieve and record information from non-fiction.

Teaching and Activities

Using our template, make a timeline of when the major football tournaments were started, and some of the other major events in the history of football tournaments. Make a class calendar to keep track of when major tournaments are played.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To create a timeline of football tournament history.
  • To find out dates and events from non-fiction resources.

Children will:

  • Retrieve relevant information from non-fiction.
  • Put events into chronological order.
  • Discuss why historical events happened in a particular order.

You Will Need

  • Internet-enabled devices
  • Class wall calendar
  • World map

Session 2 Debating football bids

Objectives

English

  • Participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role play, improvisations and debates.

Geography

  • Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied.
  • [to study] Human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water.

Teaching and Activities

Learn about the World Cup host selection process and create your own World Cup bid for a country of your choice.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To role play the World Cup host selection process.
  • To research the features of a country that would support a World Cup bid!

Children will:

  • Explore a country's environment using online mapping.
  • Do some research to support an argument.
  • Take part in a role play and debate.

You Will Need

  • Web-enabled devices
  • Atlases

Session 3 Prepare to play (1)

Objectives

Design and Technology

  • Generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, annotated sketches, cross-sectional and exploded diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer-aided design.
  • Select from and use a wider range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks [for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing], accurately.

Music

  • Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music.

Teaching and Activities

Have a football tournament of your own. Decide on the team sizes and names, design emblems and mascots for each team. Work together to write a song for the tournament.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To design emblems and mascots for a football tournament.
  • To improvise a football tournament anthem.

Children will:

  • Design a 2D logo and a 3D model.
  • Consider what commonly held values should be promoted in sporting tournaments.
  • Improvise a piece of music.

You Will Need

  • One Love, One Rhythm album of World Cup songs
  • Old socks
  • Pieces of fabric
  • Coloured modelling material

Session 4 Prepare to play (2)

Objectives

PE

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

PSHE

  • Recognise opportunities to make their own choices about food, what might influence their choices and the benefits of eating a balanced diet.
  • 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

Decide on the rules for the tournament (e.g. number of games to play, what the winner gets), and give out roles like linesmen, referees, commentators and reporters. Discuss what food and drink players might need to keep hydrated and healthy, how to work together as a team and how they must respect each other and the game officials. Play!

Teaching Outcomes:

  • Play a football tournament.
  • Decide on the rules and the process of the football tournament.

Children will:

  • Decide on rules and a code of conduct to keep themselves safe and happy while playing competitive games.
  • Play competitive games with team-mates fairly.
  • Take care of their health.

You Will Need

  • Footballs
  • Pitches
  • Team strips