In line with the UEFA EURO 2020 tournament (yes we know it's 2021!) and as part of The FA’s UEFA EURO 2020 Schools Pack, the National Literacy Trust is gearing up to launch two stimulating and exciting resources this summer term. Our thanks to The FA and Rebellion publishing for supporting this work.
Here’s a flavour of the fun literacy activities we have coming up which you can engage your class in, and get them excited about reading through their love of football.
If you’re interested in finding out more and sharing these great activities with your class, fill in the form below. Stay tuned for more!
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1. Follow Tom Palmer's ‘live story’ online in June
Featuring characters from Tom’s Roy of the Rovers books, Roy and his sister, Rocky, the story will be written in 13 ‘live’ chapters by Tom Palmer, and released a chapter at a time during the tournament on this page by 07.30 every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning.
Chapter 1 has been published in advance within the UEFA EURO 2020 Schools Pack, and can be downloaded from The FA site, but you’ll have to return to this page for the following chapters in June once the UEFA EURO 2020 tournament kicks off. Chapter 2 will be published on Monday 14 June 2021.
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2. Our UEFA EURO 2020 Reading Challenge wallchart
On 25 May, as part of The FA’s UEFA EURO 2020 Schools Pack and the National Literacy Trust’s Reading Challenges for schools, we will be launching a new Reading Challenge which comprises a wallchart reflecting the tournament fixtures.
You’ll find recommended book suggestions which can be twinned with participating countries. Children will have ‘book matches’, to ultimately find a class favourite.
Our reading challenge is featured in part of The FA’s UEFA EURO 2020 Schools Pack, among 11 other exciting curriculum-based challenges, which you can access from The FA website. This Pack includes activity sheets, teaching guides, and classroom display resources.
What’s more, the first 1,000 schools to sign up can get a free A2-sized physical wallchart.
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