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Roald Dahl in the Classroom

Bring the magic of Roald Dahl stories to life in your classroom with our YPO-sponsored lesson plans, spanning the full curriculum!

Created to align with Key Stage 1 and 2 learning objectives, our free lesson plan are designed to add a touch of Roald Dahl magic to the curriculum, from English, Maths and STEM to Art, PSHE and Geography.

Roald Dahl Story Day

On 13th September, together with our fans across the world, we’ll be celebrating our favourite Roald Dahl stories characters and moments on Roald Dahl Story Day – the annual global celebration of Roald Dahl stories. Join in the fun by downloading the official Roald Dahl Story Day Party Pack – packed with brand new activities, craft ideas and even a competition, it’s perfect for celebrating in the classroom.

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Pre-School Party Pack

And if you're celebrating with titchy toddlers, there's a Party Pack especially for you! Inspired by the crafty Enormous Crocodile, find tips and tricks for keeping little ones entertained all day. Test out titchy brainboxes with English and Numeracy activities, and then blow off some steam with a wild animals' relay race!

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Lesson Plans

Step into Willy Wonka's factory with your class, and disocver a world of invention. With Literacy and PSHE objectives, these lesson plans exlore themes including identity and understanding others' experiences.

  • Build creative characters with descriptive language
  • Debate the pros and cons of television
  • Explore PSHE inspired by events in the chocolate factory
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Matilda Lesson Plans

Inspire your class with our favourite brave and brilliant heroine. These lesson plans span several subjects - try moving things with your mind in STEM, or overcoming challenges in PSHE.

  • Take on a newt-based Geography challenge
  • Explore forces and motion in Matilda's Science class
  • Discover a Maths lesson for brilliant bookworms
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The BFG Lesson Plans

Discover buckets of whoppsy-whiffling words to gobblefunk around with. These Literacy and PSHE plans explore themes including friendship, dreams and believing.

  • Experiment with creative language and gobblefunk
  • Devise an exciting plot
  • Understand human rights by studying the Giants
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The Twits Lesson Plans

Introduce your class to the most disgusterous duo we know, and discover nasty tricks and sticky situations in these Literacy and PSHE lesson plans.

  • Create your own mischievous trick
  • Write Roly-Poly rhymes
  • Learn how to use dialogue in creative writing
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George's Marvellous Medicine Lesson Plans

Get your class making recipes for their own marvellous medicines with these lesson plans, which include Literacy and PSHE objectives on the power of words.

  • Study alliteration, onomatopoeia and rhyming patterns in poetry
  • Create character profiles and performances
  • Invent your own magic medicine
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James and the Giant Peach Lesson Plans

Take your class around the world with the help of some rather peculiar insects. With Literacy and Science objectives, these lesson plan explore themes incluidng invention and being champions for good.

  • Learn about gathering data by holding a fruit Olympics
  • Join James on a Geography adventure
  • Become a minibeast detective and create fact files
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Fantastic Mr Fox Lesson Plans

Have your class team up with Mr Fox and his friends as they take on Boggis, Bunce and Bean. These lesson plans will get creative juices flowing, spanning English, Art and Design.

  • Plan your own fox-themed playscript
  • Design a problem-solving invention
  • Learn about dilemmas and create a board game
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Pre-School Lesson Plans

Who said primary school pupils get to have all the fun? Working with YPO, we've created an extra-special set of six lesson plans perfect for pre-schoolers - with a little help from the Enormous Crocodile!

  • Get crafty with Croc
  • Practise numeracy by counting all of Croc's teeth
  • Rescue the alphabet from getting gobbled up
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