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Hot topic - Sport

Added 03 Jun 2024 | Updated 04 Jun 24

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Celebrate literacy with sport

2024 is a huge year for sports, seeing competitive events such as Euro 24, Wimbledon and the Olympics being hosted around the world! This summer, we're encouraging teachers to get pupils' hearts racing and celebrate sport and literacy in their classroom. Children love all celebrations, so what better way to instil a love of literacy in your classroom than by celebrating literacy through sport?

Sport: a Hot Topic resource

Our Hot Topic resources help you to effortlessly integrate current events and engaging topics into your English lessons, library sessions or tutor time to foster essential literacy skills such as reading, writing, and oracy. In this resource, you will find:

  • Book recommendations to read aloud or share with pupils aged 4 to 14
  • Writing activities including film-inspired writing and reflective journals
  • Oracy activities including performance poetry and storytelling prompts

The activities are designed to be adaptable for teachers working across different age ranges, and for the time you have available.

Explore our range of hot topic resources.

Take sport and literacy further

If its football that fires up your pupils interest and imagination, be sure to check out our Euro 2024 Book Battle Reading Challenge.

You can also learn more about related programmes and resources on our Sport and Literacy page.

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