Football lesson plan PDF – KS2 PE & English lesson

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Two-page lesson plan PDF

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Years 3-6


This football lesson plan PDF was created for the 2022 UEFA Women’s European Championships, but it’s great for any time you want to use the beautiful game to inspire writing.

In this diary activity, we think about the life of a footballer including the health, fitness and mental preparation required ahead of a big game.

Just what do pupils think it was like for Leah Williamson as she captained England’s women to victory? And can they put themselves in her and her teammates’ boots?

Football lesson plan PDF learning objectives

  • Reflect on the concepts of diet, fitness and mental health in sport
  • Discover strategies for describing and contrasting motion
  • Write emotively and engagingly, in the first person

Adam Jevons-Newman is the Key Stage 2 and curriculum leader at Farmilo Primary School and Nursery and a freelance curriculum consultant and writer. Browse more football learning resources.

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Football lesson plan PDF – KS2 PE & English lesson

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