2.4

Similarities and Differences
Activity Similarities and Differences
Curriculum Area English
NC Objectives English En1 1e), 2a), 2b), 2c), 2d), 2e), 3) 8a) & 9a) and En2 3a), 3b), 3c) and En3 1b), 1c), 2), 4), 5a), 5b).

Main learning objective

To research about the three versions of the game of cricket and find all of the similarities and differences between them.

Timing

Lesson plan and supporting resources

Introduction 20 minutes
  • Ask the class what they know about cricket and whether there is just one way to play cricket. Lead them to discuss school cricket, one day cricket, test match cricket and T20 cricket.
  • Ask for the views of the class of what they think about cricket. Use the children who like cricket to persuade the others why it is an exciting and interesting game to watch and play. Discuss the introduction of twenty over cricket as a quicker paced game with more entertainment. Crowd figures show this success.
  • Use a search on the internet or the ‘Test match, one day and T20 cricket’ information sheet in the Supporting Resources section of this module to try to find some of the similarities and differences between the three formats of the game (Eg, number of days, overs, innings, balls used, overs per bowler, clothing, etc) and discuss as a class and explain the main task.


 

Main Activity 30 Minutes
  • Provide the class with the ‘Similarities and differences’ worksheet in the activity section of this module and the children must compare and contrast the three formats of cricket and fill out as much information as possible.
  • Also provide them with the ‘Test match, one day and T20 cricket’ information sheet in the Supporting Materials section if appropriate.
Plenary 10 Minutes
  • Move around the class and allow pupils to read aloud the points that they have written to compare and contrast the three formats of cricket. Pupils can add ideas to their own worksheets.
  • Discuss the three formats and which one the class would prefer to play in or watch.
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