We knew that it was going to be tricky to keep children active during the lockdown period but we also knew that it was absolutely vital to do so to support children's physical and mental wellbeing.

We wanted to help you in any way we can and we hope that our Schools' Portal is a useful resource. We have a variety of lesson plans available on the portal to support cricket coaching, including explanation videos and top tips from the pros, which you can follow from home. We also have cricket-themed literacy and numeracy lessons which we hope you will find useful. 

Since most schools have returned in September 2020, we have also built a Virtual Programme to support teachers to deliver full PE sessions. The interactive videos are led by coaches Mas and Sophie and are all available on the 'Play' section of the Chance to Shine Schools' Portal.

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Check out our sessions so far:

Week 1 - Cool Catcher

Week 2 - Brilliant Bowler

Week 3 - Super Striker 

Week 4 - Creative Cricketer

Week 5 - Ferocious Fielder

Week 6 - Skilful Scorer

Week 7 - Confident Cricketer

Week 8 - Cool Catcher II

Week 9 - Brilliant Bowler II

Week 10 - Super Striker II

Week 11 - Ferocious Fielder II

Week 12 - Skilful Scorer II

Week 13 - Confident Cricketer II


Week 1: Cool Catcher

At home activity: 

Children at home can have a go at the Cool Catcher session. The activities are easy to do and need very little equipment. 

Check out our explanation guides here:

 

In school activity:

For those who still have pupils in school, why not try to fit a Chance to Shine session into your plan for the week. 

This week, try the Cool Catcher session, check out the session plans below and head to the portal for all the other resources to run the session

KS1

LKS2

UKS2

For KS3 try our first session of the programme on batting. 

For some active numeracy learning, try the Cool Counter session. 


Week 2: Brilliant Bowler

At home activity: 

Children who are at home can try our Brilliant bowler session which encourages them to explore different throwing techniques and needs very little equipment. 

Check out our explanation guides here:

 

To support children's core learning with cricket-themed lessons, parents can try the Crazy Commentator lesson with their children.The lesson encourages pupils to develop their presentation skills by commentating on the exciting Super Over from the 2019 Cricket World Cup final. 

In school activity: 

This week, try the Brilliant Bowler session, check out the session plans below and head to the portal for all the resources to run the session. 

KS1

LKS2

UKS2

For KS3 try our second session of the programme on fielding. 

Try the Crazy Commentator lesson for some cricket-themed literacy learning. 


Week 3: Super Striker

At home activity:

Pupils at home can try our Super Striker session which encourages children to explore different ways to to watch and hit a moving ball. 

Check out our explanation guides here:

 

To support children's core learning with cricket-themed lessons, suggest parents try the In or Out lesson, which encourages children to develop their calculation skills. 

In school activity:

This week, try the Super Striker session. Check out the session plans below and head to the portal for all the other resources to run the session:

KS1

LKS2

UKS2

For KS3, try our third session of the programme on bowling. 

Try the In Or Out lesson for some cricket-themed maths learning. 


Week 4: Creative Cricketer

At home activity: 

Creative cricketer is a game-based activity that puts to use the skills developed in the first three weeks of sessions. 

We have two examples (one indoors, one outdoors) but we want to see what your pupils can come up with around their homes. 


Week 5: Ferocious Fielder

At home activity:

Pupils at home can try our Ferocious Fielder session which will put your pupils running, throwing and stopping skills to the test in a competitive situation.

Check out our explanation guides here:

 

To support children's core learning with cricket-themed lessons, suggest parents try the Captain Co-ordinates lesson, which encourages children to develop their position and direction skills linked to Geometry. 

In school activity:

This week, try the Ferocious Fielder session. Check out the session plans below and head to the portal for all the other resources to run the session:

KS1

LKS2

UKS2

KS3 pupils can test their batting, fielding and bowling skills with in a game situation. 

Try the Captain Co-ordinates lesson for some cricket-themed maths learning. 


Week 6: Skilful Scorer

At home activity:

Pupils at home can try the the Skilful Scorer session which looks to develop children's ball-striking skills and their hand-eye co-ordiantion. 

Check out the explanation guides here:

 

Try the Practical Poetry lesson for some cricket-themed English learning. 

In school activity:

This week, try the Skilful Scorer session. Check out the session plans below and head to the portal for all the other resources to run the session:

KS1

LKS2

UKS2

The session for KS3 pupils also looks at improving batting skills. 

This week's suggested core learning activity is Practical Poetry - encouraging children to prepare and perform a poem, understanding tone, intonation, volume and action.


Week 7: Confident Cricketer

At home activity:

Pupils at home can try our Confident Cricketer session. This session will look to develop children's key cricket skills as well as supporting social skills through fair play. 

There's only one activity this week - check out our explanation guide for the 'Rocket Fuel Batting' activity:

Remember to record the scores! They will be come in handy for this week's learn session, Super-star Stats.

In school activity:

This week try the Confident Cricketer session. Check out the session plans below and head to the portal for all the resources to run the session:

KS1

LKS2

UKS2

The session for KS3 pupils looks at improving bowling skills. 

This week's suggested core learning activity is Super-star Stats - encouraging children to interpret and present data. 


Week 8 - Cool Catcher II

At home activity:

For pupils at home, send them part 2 of our Cool Catcher session. This session will further explore different throwing and catching techniques whilst stationary, on the move and under pressure. 

Check out the explanation guides here:

 

Also try this weeks cricket-themed numeracy lesson called Planet Power

In school activity:

For those who still have pupils in school why not try to fit in a Chance to Shine session into your plan for the week. 

Click here or visit the Portal to access the Cool Catcher lesson plans for KS1, LKS2, UKS2, along with instructional videos and top tips from the pros. 

Try this week's cricket-themed numeracy lesson called Planet Power


Week 9 - Brilliant Bowler II

At home activity:

For pupils who are at home, send them our second 'Brilliant Bowler' session. This session will encourage children to develop accuracy and know where to pitch the ball. 

Check out the explanation guides here:

 

Also try this weeks cricket-themed English lesson called Powerful Punctuation

In school activity:

For those who still have pupils in school why not try to fit in a Chance to Shine session into your plan for the week. 

Click here to access the Brilliant Bowler lesson plan for KS1, LKS2, UKS2, along with instructional videos and top tips from the pros. 

Try this week's cricket-themed English lesson called Powerful Punctuation Part 1


Week 10 - Super Striker II

At home activity:

For pupils who are at home, send them our second 'Super Striker' session. This session will encourage children to develop techniques for striking the ball away from fielders and into gaps. 

Check out the explanation guides here:

 

In school activity:

For those who still have pupils in school why not try to fit in a Chance to Shine session into your plan for the week. 

Click here to access the Super Striker lesson plan for KS1, LKS2, UKS2, along with instructional videos and top tips from the pros. 

Try this week's cricket-themed English lesson called Powerful Punctuation Part 2


Week 11 - Ferocious Fielder II

At home activity:

For pupils who are at home, send them our second 'Ferocious Fielder' session. This session will encourage children to develop techniques for the ball accurately at a target. 

Check out the explanation guides here:

 

In School activity:

For those who still have pupils in school why not try to fit in a Chance to Shine session into your plan for the week. 

Click here to access the Ferocious Fielder lesson plan for KS1, LKS2, UKS2, along with instructional videos and top tips from the pros. 


Week 12 - Skilful Scorer II

At home activity:


This session will support children to strike the ball at a specific target and get them to think tactically in a game situation. 

The session explanation guides are here:

 

In school activity:

This week, try the Skilful Scorer session. Check out the session plans below and head to the portal for all the other resources to run the session:

KS1

LKS2

UKS2


Week 13 - Confident Cricketer II

At home activity:

For pupils who are at home, send them our second 'Confident Cricketer' session. This session will look to develop children's key cricket skills as well as supporting social skills through giving positive feedback. 

There's only one activity this week - check out our explanation guide for the 'Hit and Run' activity:

In School activity:

For those who still have pupils in school why not try to fit in a Chance to Shine session into your plan for the week. 

Click here to access the Confident Cricketer lesson plan for KS1, LKS2, UKS2, along with instructional videos and top tips from the pros. 

Go to the Portal

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