Take a look at some of the nations who compete in the men’s and women’s Rugby World Cups. Learn about their teams and their rugby history. Reflect on Rugby Union's core values and compare these to British values. Look in depth at the New Zealand rugby team and its history, understand the significance of the Haka to their culture and why they perform a Haka at the World Cup. Design and perform your own, meaningful Haka.

Session 1 The Nations

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.

Design and Technology

  • Generate, develop, model and communicate ideas through discussion, annotated sketches and prototypes.

Teaching and Activities

Take a look at the Nations who attend and place them on a global map. Learn about their teams and their rugby history. Understand that the nations compete for the Webb Ellis Cup and find out about the Women's World Cup. Reflect on Rugby Union's core values and compare to British values and make a Webb Ellis trophy.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To learn about teams and their history in the Webb Ellis Cup and the Women’s World Cup.
  • To reflect on Rugby Union's core values and compare to British values.

Children will:

  • Locate the Nations in the World Cup on a world map.
  • Know and discuss facts about the teams and know something of their rugby history.
  • Recognise the Webb Ellis Cup and discuss the Women's World Cup.
  • Reflect on the Rugby Union core values and compare to British values.
  • Make a Webb Ellis Cup.

You Will Need

  • Plastic or paper cups
  • Sticky tape
  • Sticky tack or wool
  • PVA glue
  • Gold paint
  • Washing up liquid

Session 2 The Haka

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 election and organisation of relevant historical information.

PE

  • Perform dances using a range of movement patterns.

Teaching and Activities

Look in depth at the New Zealand rugby team and its history. Understand the significance of the Haka to their culture and why they perform a Haka at the World Cup. In groups, design a Haka.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To understand the significance of the Haka to New Zealand culture.
  • To design and choreograph a haka.

Children will:

  • Understand the haka's place in New Zealand's sporting history.
  • Talk about the significance of the Haka to the culture of New Zealand and why it is performed at the Rugby World Cup.
  • Design and practice a haka.

You Will Need

You do not need any particular resources for this session.

Session 3 The Performance

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 election and organisation of relevant historical information.

PE

  • Perform dances using a range of movement patterns.

Teaching and Activities

Articulate the meaning of your Haka to an audience and perform it in the style of the New Zealand All Blacks.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To articulate the meaning of your haka to an audience and to each other.
  • To perform a haka in the style of the New Zealand All Blacks.

Children will:

  • Understand the haka's place in New Zealand's sport.
  • Talk about the significance of the Haka to the culture of New Zealand and why it is performed at the Rugby World Cup.
  • Design and practice a haka in front of an audience.

Provided Resources

This session does not need any provided resources.

You Will Need

  • Video-enabled devices
  • Face paint