Resource Pack: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

What’s the story?

Did you know that when Roald Dahl was at school he was a chocolate taster for Cadbury’s? Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has inspired a musical and two unforgettable movies. Introduce your class to the original story, which is filled with illustrations by Quentin Blake

Mr Willy Wonka is the most extraordinary chocolate maker in the world.  And do you know who Charlie is? Charlie Bucket is the hero. The other children in this book are nasty little beasts, called: Augustus Gloop – a great big greedy nincompoop; Veruca Salt – a spoiled brat; Violet Beauregarde – a repulsive little gum-chewer; Mike Teavee – a boy who only watches television. Clutching their Golden Tickets, they arrive at Wonka’s chocolate factory. But what mysterious secrets will they discover? Our tour is about to begin. Please don’t wander off. Mr Wonka wouldn’t like to lose any of you at this stage of the proceedings . . .

This resource pack includes:

You’ll get six inspiring lessons with both Literacy and PSHE objectives, plus templates, worksheets and extracts. This pack can be used as you read the book together as a class or for one-off lessons. Challenge pupils to invent a whipple-scrumptious sweet using WOW words, introduce the concept of empathy with simple role plays and find out who in your class might have the makings of a newsreader!

Don’t miss Quentin Blake’s Willy Wonka Draw-along in the video section!


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