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Player Pack: Rachel Yankey

Welcome to the Arsenal Home Learning resource pack, featuring club legend Rachel Yankey.

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.


Reading: Complete the reading comprehension on Rachel. Find out all about Yankey’s amazing footballing career. Then see how much you remember by answering the questions. Available as an online quiz here or worksheet below:

Writing: Write a connecting generations letter. Write a supportive letter to an older family member or friend. Share your letters on Twitter. Download the instructions below and the writing template from the bottom of the page: 


Tackle Rachel Yankey’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 balance, dribbling and leadership. The Rachel Yankey-inspired pack will help you to develop these skills. Designed for the home, they require no specialist equipment. Download the resources below:


Logic: Unscramble these anagrams. The letters of players’ names have been rearranged into words. Can you work out who the players are? Then try to make your own anagrams! Download the resource below:

Fun: Find all the words in this Rachel Yankey wordsearch. Can you find all the words related to Rachel’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 below. Otherwise, activities can be completed online, on a tablet or computer, or on plain paper.

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