Charlie & Chocolate Factory, drama, Y2-4

This is a unit of work containing five lessons to take you through the book. I used the hardback pop-up version but the paperback novel is also fine. The lessons involve individual, paired and group work and use well-known drama strategies.

I did this work with a class of Year 2 who had been taught drama by me since reception. If you have Year 2 children who are used to drama then this will work for you; if you have Year 3 or 4 children who are not used to drama this will also work well with them.

Lesson 1 - Welcome to the Factory. The children create the chocolate factory to music. Each group contributes a different aspect of the machine.
Lesson 2 - Winning the Golden Ticket. This lesson uses the drama strategies: thought circle, freeze frame and thought tapping
Lesson 3 - Meet Willy Wonka. This lesson uses the drama strategies: role on the wall, conversations and hot seating
Lesson 4 - Investigating the Four Rooms. This lesson uses the drama strategies: mime and freeze frame
Lesson 5 - And Finally… This lesson uses the drama strategies: freeze frame, dialogue

These five lessons are supported by 11 resources:
- several pictures
- a newspaper article to print out
- a golden ticket to print out
- a role on the wall figure
- prompts to hand out to the children
- extracts from the book

This pack is also accompanied by a power point presentation of all of the pictures.

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  • Charlie-and-the-Chocolate-Factory---whole-unit.pdf
  • Charlie-and-the-Chocolate-Factory---pictures.pptx
  • Lesson-2---Winning-the-Golden-Ticket.pdf
  • Lesson-4---Investigating-the-Four-Rooms.pdf

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Created: Apr 11, 2016

Updated: Oct 1, 2019

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