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Emma Raducanu: KS1 comprehension and writing activities pack

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Emma Raducanu’ spectacular win at the US Open means she is a rising tennis star. Introduce pupils in year 1 and year 2 to this inspiring teenager, learning about her life so far and her first Grand Slam win.

Pupils will read a biographical text about the tennis player and will consider what makes her inspirational. They will then have the opportunity to develop comprehensions skills by answering simple questions about what they have listened to or read. Pupils will then celebrate her success by writing a letter congratulating the sportswoman on her win.

The resources will:
- teach pupils about an inspirational young person
- Give pupils the opportunity to practise listening, reading and comprehension skills
- Prompt discussion about who inspires them
- Give pupils the opportunity to write a letter to an inspirational person

This pack includes:

  • Inspirational People: Emma Raducanu text and comprehension questions, with answer sheet
  • Letter template
  • Themed writing paper

National Curriculum Programme of study links
Pupils should listen to … non-fiction at a level beyond at which they can read independently
Pupils should understand the books that they can read independently and those that they listen to …
Pupils should write for different purposes

  • Inspirational People: Emma Raducanu text and comprehension questions, with answer sheet
  • Letter template
  • Themed writing paper
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