Learning By Topic KS2: Roald Dahl and English

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

List spellings in alphabetical order; write synonyms and antonyms for words (where appropriate); create a crossword puzzle for your theme words; write your theme words in sentences or use all of them in a short story, include some effective language features e.g. similes, metaphors, alliteration and personification.

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.

List 10 questions you would ask Roald Dahl if you could. Try and answer them as best you can from watching/reading past interviews he did. Now voice/record or film the interview getting a family member to be one of the voices OR changing the tone of your voice between characters! (Cross Curricular:  Drama, Script writing)

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 spelled backwards? Imagine you are going to write a book about your favourite animal; the name of your book will be this animal spelled backwards. What will the name of your story be? Write a blurb that will sum 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)