Learning By Topic KS1: Roald Dahl and English

Theme/Spelling words: fiction, author, champion, marvellous, elevator, enormous, revolting, museum, golden, chocolate.

In true Willy Wonka style, squirt some chocolate sauce onto a tray and with your finger spell out your theme words.

Spell your theme words out of buttons/smarties.

Write your theme words in sentences; try to use connectives, verbs, adjectives and adverbs in your sentences.

Write a description about the chocolate/sweet room in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Genre of writing: Description)

Write a review of the last Roald Dahl book you read. Will you give it 5 stars?! (Genres of writing: Personal Response and Review) Top Tip: You could make a vlog and film your review but be sure to draft it first.

Rewrite a scene from the book Matilda writing from Miss Trunchbull’s perspective (so you will be writing in first person as Miss Trunchbull), what are the thoughts and feelings behind her actions? Perhaps she is misunderstood and doesn’t mean to be as awful as she comes across? (Genre of writing: Narrative and Literary Recount)

Did you realise that Esio Trot is the word tortoise spelt backwards? Imagine you are going to write a book about your favourite animal; the name of your book will be this animal spelt backwards. What will the name of your story be? Write a blurb that will some up what it will be about.

Create a comic strip about your animal from the above activity. Top Tip: Remember comic strips are usually humorous.

If you had powers like the 8 year old girl in The Magic Finger but could control them, how would you use your powers? (Genre of writing: Discussion)

What do you think Miss Honey’s classroom rules would be? Write a list. Now write a list of Miss Trunchbull’s rules. Compare your lists, how are they different to each other?

Many of Roald Dahl’s books have been turned into films. From the films you have seen, how do you think they compare to the books?