The National Literacy Trust have launched an interesting project Celebrating Euro 2016 in France and commemorating the Battle of the Somme Centenary. By combining this historic event with up to date information derived from Euro 2016, the NLT hope to inspire children to read, write and reflect. The NLT have used the novel approach of uploading a chapter a day of the story, throughout Euro 2016, ensuring that current issues and items of news from the competition are married into the story. Although the concentration may be on the English, Welsh and Northern Irish teams, hopefully there will still be plenty to talk about, engaging the children with the topic. There is a free toolkit and other resources but you do need to be a full member to access all the writing activities.
The link is below, I hope you find this of interest,