Continuing the Spirit of Cricket Story
Activity Continuing the Spirit of Cricket Story
Curriculum Area English
NC Objectives English En1 1e), 2d), 8a) & 9a) and En2 4f), 4g), 4h), 4i) & 8c) and En3 1), 2), 3), 4), 5a), 9d), 11) & 12).

Main learning objective

To write the continuation of a story using characterisation and imagination in the style of the text read.


Lesson plan and supporting resources

Introduction 20 minutes
  • Explain to the class that there are not many stories written about cricket for children, but there are several books of true stories for adults and biographies and autobiographies of famous cricketers.
  • Discuss the spirit of cricket and how it is a very important part of the game. Use ‘Examples of cricket etiquette’ in the Supporting Material section to see where the spirit of cricket takes place during a game.
  • Carry out shared reading of ‘The spirit of cricket in action’ in the Activity section and discuss the character James and what kind of a person he is. Being a fiction story for young children, what is likely to happen next? Will it all end happily?


Main Activity 30 Minutes
  • After discussing the beginning of the story that has been read, the pupils write their continuation of the story, using ‘The Spirit of Cricket in Action’ in the Activity section. Provide the pupils with some cricket vocabulary on the board to help by displaying ‘Cricket Vocabulary’ in the Supporting Material section. Also discuss emotions and feelings that characters may encounter throughout the story.
Plenary 10 Minutes
  • Move around the class and allow pupils to read aloud their continuations of the story.
  • The rest of the class can provide feedback in relation to the story line and development of the characters.


Interactive Resources

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