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Roald Dahl Matilda Lesson Pack - 50 Pages Of Activities!


This glorious set of six free lesson plans from The Roald Dahl Story Company ventures into subjects across the curriculum, with plenty of carefully planned activities to keep pupils engaged and eager to learn. 

The resources can form part of your Roald Dahl Day celebrations around the 13 September, but can be used to support lessons at any time of year. (Remember to download your free party pack if you haven’t already!)

Each lesson has two main learning objectives and is supported by all the resources required to deliver the activities - which makes it easy to fit into your planning. There are discussion cards, text extracts, and all the writing templates you need to record children’s learning. 

Inspired by Matilda’s bravery and resilience, the lessons begin with a set of PSHE / literacy tasks that ask children to reflect on how they can overcome the challenges they may face, before moving on to activities that cover science, D&T, geography, maths and literacy.

Lesson 1 - Overcoming challenges to make a difference

  • Literacy
  • PSHE

Lesson 2 - What is a role model?

  • Literacy 
  • PSHE

Lesson 3 - Moving things (with your mind)

  • Science (forces and motion)

Lesson 4 - Mr Wormwood’s inventions

  • Literacy
  • Design Technology

Lesson 5 - A colony of newts!

  • Science
  • Geography

Lesson 6 - An extraordinary bookworm

  • Maths
  • Literacy