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Marcus Rashford: LKS2 Inspirational People Comprehension and Writing Activities Pack

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Teach pupils in year 3 and year 4 about the influential young footballer, Marcus Rashford - during Black History Month, or at any time of the year. He has had a variety of successes on the pitch but has also used his platform to work with charities and campaign for a range of issues affecting young people today, including food poverty, access to free school meals, a permanent increase in the universal benefit payments and increasing access to books for disadvantaged children through his new book club.

This resource pack teaches pupils all about this inspirational young man and how he is using his influence to campaign for political change. They will explore and debate topical issues and learn the importance of compassion by learning about Marcus Rashford’s campaigns, covering areas of the PSHE curriculum.

The resources will:
- teach pupils about an inspirational young person
- Give pupils the opportunity to practise reading and comprehension skills
- Prompt discussion about why people are inspirational
- Give pupils the opportunity to discuss topical issues
- Prompt discussion about compassion and how this can be shown towards others

This pack includes:

  • Inspirational People: Marcus Rashford text and comprehension questions, with answers
  • PowerPoint teaching slides
  • Discussion cards
  • Writing task sheet

National Curriculum Programme of study links
ENGLISH
Pupils should be taught to retrieve and recording information from non-fiction
Pupils should organise paragraphs around a theme.
PSHE (from PSHE Association programme of study)
Relationships R34. how to discuss and debate topical issues, respect other people’s point of
view and constructively challenge those they disagree with
Living in the wider world L4. the importance of having compassion towards others; shared responsibilities we all have for caring for other people and living things; how to show care and concern for others

  • Inspirational People: Marcus Rashford text and comprehension questions, with answers
  • PowerPoint teaching slides
  • Discussion cards
  • Writing task sheet
  • Teacher notes
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