Thanks to John Sutton (@HGJohn) I have signed up to a project called ‘Blog the World Cup‘. This is a blogging project that John has set up that will involve 32 schools/classes – one for each country in the World Cup. Each blog will be used by pupils to present information about the country and their team throughout the World Cup competition.
HeathfieldCPS were awarded Germany! Germany are currently positioned 6th in the FIFA World Rankings. In addition to being pleased with such a great team, our pupils have just completed a topic on the second world war and as a result, this project will be a fantastic opportunity to research other aspects of Germany that we have not had time to research.
I have already scrapped the Literacy planning for my Year 5 writing group with this project in mind. I plan to deliver a writing project with this blog at the core whilst managing to keep the focus on ‘basic writing skills’. I doesn’t matter what the topic is, the children just need ‘real’ opportunities to write and I can’t think of anything better than a world cup related topic!
Currently, I am trying to find as many links with Germans, German websites and German schools. Our first project is to write non-chronological reports about Germany that make no reference to history further back than 50 years ago!
Below is a screenshot of the blog, click on it to get redirected.
Thanks for reading!