Learning By Topic KS2: Extreme Sports and English

Theme/Spelling words: extreme, adrenaline, lifestyle, action, adventure, activities, risk, speed, height, physical exertion

List spellings in alphabetical order; write synonyms and antonyms for words (where appropriate); create a crossword puzzle for your theme words; write your theme words in sentences or use all of them in a short story, include some effective language features e.g. similes, metaphors, alliteration and personification.

List as many extreme sports as you can. Then find a comprehensive list and see how many of them you were able to list.

 ‘What Extreme Sport Am I?’ This will be the name of a card game you will create on extreme sports. Choose 10 extreme sports and think of 4 clues about each one and write them on a card. See if a family member or friend can guess the sport! Perhaps it could be a two player game and you could be the quiz master! Then whoever has the majority of cards at the end wins.

You won’t often find any extreme sports included on PE curriculums, for one they are mostly solitary sports and teachers and schools would be accountable if anything went wrong! Write a letter to the Minister of Education stating whether or not you believe extreme sports should be part of the PE curriculum. Include at least 3 arguments/reasons to support your view. (Genre of writing: Persuasive)

Find a Motocross race on YouTube, watch it muted a few times and then watch it again acting as the sports commentator for the race! You can record your commentary on a tablet and then watch the clip again with your commentary. Then listen to the original commentary, how does it compare?

Write some interview questions you would ask your favourite extreme sportsperson if given the chance to meet them.

Write a story with the title ‘Journey Up the Mountain’ (Genre of writing: Narrative)

Create a comic strip based around the topic of extreme sports – remember comic strips are humorous.