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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.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Lesson Plans

Step into Willy Wonka's factory with your class, and discover a world of invention. With Literacy and PSHE objectives, these lesson plans explore 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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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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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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