GSO Test

Autumn 1


With a focus on high-quality literature, and the importance of reading, this half-term, the children in Year 4 will explore the renowned children’s book, ‘Charlie and The Chocolate Factory’, by Roald Dahl. Whilst focusing on the Manor Field attribute ‘independence’, along with the importance of being ‘principled fruits’, the children will become familiar with Roald Dahl’s classic characters and the choices that they make during the story, including the consequences of these behaviour choices, and whether they are principled and rights-respecting. Ultimately, they will discuss and reach their own conclusions about which of the characters deserve to inherit the factory, debating our central idea: ‘Only principled children deserve rewards.’ They will have the opportunity to present their opinions through a non-linear PowerPoint presentation.


Roald Dahl’s tale will also provide children with many rich and engaging learning opportunities across the curriculum, including: developing their scientific enquiry skills and understanding of solids, liquids and gases, by investigating a range of Oompa Loompa disasters; writing and editing our own character descriptions and narratives to inform their final decision about who deserves the factory; solving problems about the factory, using their knowledge of number, place value, addition and subtraction; completing oil pastel chocolate wrapper designs, before creating their own mouth-watering chocolates using clay and describing Charlie’s family in French.


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