Oxford United in the Community are engaging with hundreds of youngsters during lockdown – via unique homework packs.
United’s charity has created a special timetable of homework to support parents who are home schooling their children and to inspire youngsters. So far more than 500 children have been taking part, with many them sharing their work via Oxford United in the Community’s Twitter feed to further enhance wider engagement.
The packs have been shared with children on the charity’s programmes and are now being made available to everyone. You can download the pack below.
Oxford United in the Community have created enough content to provide youngsters with a terms' homework. The work is designed to encourage youngsters to think, remain healthy and active. Some of the tasks also use the power of football combined with numeracy and literacy to promote continued learning.
In addition to creating a bespoke Oxford United in the Community homework pack, the charity has also joined forces with Premier League Primary Stars to deliver additional weekly academic focused tasks, which will be released each Thursday via Twitter.
Chris Lowes, Head of Oxford United in the Community, said: “This is the next stage in our continued engagement with our community during the lockdown. Like many charities we have had to adapt and find new ways to continue to engage with those we’ve here to support.
“We have created a home-schooling programme, designed to complement the traditional curriculum, to engage with youngsters and deliver positive impact using the power of football. It’s great to see so many youngsters taking part and flourishing and the feedback we have received from parents has been fantastic.”
One parent said: “A big thank you to Oxford United in the Community, the homework really helps break up the kids’ week and the challenges get them outside. It’s brilliant and much appreciated.”
The home-based activities include:
Week 1 – Match analysis of Oxford United vs Manchester City and Oxford OUWFC v Watford FC Ladies, using video content.
Download it HERE
The videos you need are:
OUWFC v Watford Ladies
Week 2 – Select three players from either OUFC or OUWFC and explain why, based on what characteristics they might have in terms of physical, social, technical, and psychological.
Week 3 – Analysis of international teams at EURO 2016 and then pick current England team to play against them. Go more in details outlining tactics and key players.
Week 4 – You are the manager of a football club. You have a budget of £400 million. You require 11 players, to play a formation of 3-4-2-1. Provide justification for each signing and how the team combines to work together.
Week 5 – Your football journey, think about where you started, why it is been put on pause now and your goals for the next 18 months, 5 years and 10 years.
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