Welcome to the Arsenal Home Learning resource pack, featuring club legend Michael Thomas.
These literacy, numeracy and PE activities are directly based on the National Curriculum. The activities are suitable for children in Key Stage 2 (aged 7-11), although younger children may require some additional support. Share photos of your children’s work on Twitter using #AFCHomeLearning.
Please note that for a number of these activities, you'll need to download the writing template located at the bottom of this page.
In the video above, Michael discusses his school memories, the struggles he faced and how he's now catching up after an illustrious football career.
Reading: Complete the reading comprehension on Michael. Find out all about Michael Thomas’s amazing footballing career. Then see how much you remember by answering the questions. Available as an online quiz here or as a worksheet below:
Writing: Use your imagination to describe that winning feeling. Imagine how people were feeling during the amazing final game of the 1989 league season. Download the instructions below and the writing template at the bottom of the page:
Tackle Michael Thomas’s numeracy quiz. Based directly on the National Curriculum, children can keep their maths skills sharp by completing this quiz on a wide range of numeracy topics. The activity is aimed at years 5 and 6, younger children may need support. Access the online quiz here
These PE activities are focused on strength, passing and determination. The Michael Thomas-inspired pack will help you to develop these skills. Designed for the home, they require no specialist equipment. Download the resources below:
Logic and vocabulary: Have a go at word run. Changing only one letter at a time, how many words can you come up with to keep the word run going? Good luck! Download the instructions here:
Fun: Find all the words in this Michael Thomas wordsearch. Can you find all the words related to Michael’s football career? How quickly can you do it?
If you have access to a printer, feel free to use our writing and plain templates. Otherwise, activities can be completed online, on a tablet or computer, or on plain paper.
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