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Primary School Resources for Roald Dahl Day

Tuesday 11th September 2012

Roald Dahl Day - 13th SeptemberRoald Dahl Day is celebrated on the 13th September to coincide with Dahl’s birthday. This may be of great interest to primary school teachers at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 as well as those Key Stage 3 teachers who may be looking for materials to support teaching and learning in the secondary classroom when studying ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’.

Roald Dahl Day Resources for KS1 and KS2

The Roald Dahl Day website offers a range of free teaching resources and ideas of activities for marking this event in primary schools. If you are looking to hold a full day of activities based on Roald Dahl, you will find lots of inspiration on the website. If you are thinking of a more low key way of marking Roald Dahl Day, the website also offers ample ideas.

There are fifty ideas provided on how to celebrate Roald Dahl Day and Party Packs can be accessed. Teachers will also find posters and stickers that can be downloaded and printed for use in school.

Even if you don’t intend to mark Roald Dahl Day, the website contains ideas for teaching and learning activities that may be of great use when planning a unit of work in Literacy focused on this significant children’s author and his fantastic books.

KS3 English Resources: Teaching and Learning Activities Based on ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’

At morelearning, KS3 teachers will find English teaching resources to support studying ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’. This novel is powerful and emotional, warranting a detailed examination in the classroom. For English teachers in Key Stage 3, this website provides a wealth of resources that can support learning in the secondary classroom. They have been specifically designed for KS3 pupils and teachers will find a comprehension set of resources covering all chapters of the book.

There are key questions on chapters in the book that can be used to guide reading and discussion in the classroom. KS3 teachers will also find resources, such as a Venn diagram, to compare characters and materials to promote discussion about different front covers produced for the novel and what they signify to a reader.

These resources are a useful starting point for developing a scheme of work or they may offer supplementary material that can be slotted into an existing curriculum within secondary schools.


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