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Topical Tuesdays: The Beautiful Game – KS2 News Story and Reading and Writing Activity Sheet from The Week Junior

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A group of 12 European football clubs, including six from England, have suspended plans for a new competition, following protests by fans.

This resources pack includes an article from The Week Junior magazine, along with a sheet of activities designed to get children thinking, talking and writing about what the story means to them.

Activities include:

  • Top footballers get paid an enormous amount of money. The question is, do they deserve it? Should there be a maximum wage so that it’s fair for all clubs? Or is it reasonable for the very best in the business to ask as much as clubs are willing to pay them? What do you think?
  • Write a short playscript between a child and a parent or carer in which the youngster is demanding more pocket money.
  • Write a set of instructions for creating a top football star.
  • There were twelve clubs named as the founding members of the proposed European Super League (ESL). Find out how many clubs from outside that group have won the European Cup or Champions League since 1980.

Find the entire series of Topical Tuesday resources to download here.

What is The Week Junior?

The Week Junior magazine looks at current affairs and helps children make sense of the world, provides context and clarity to complex issues, improves general knowledge and encourages discussion and debate.

To find out more about The Week Junior and to download its free resources, please go to schools.theweekjunior.co.uk.

  • News story
  • Activities sheet
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