Matilda - lesson plans

Last updated: 15/11/2023
Contributor: Teachit Author
Matilda - lesson plans
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Roald Dahl

This set of six lesson plans is based on one of Roald Dahl's best-known books, Matilda

Each lesson has an English objective and a PSHE theme and features a lesson plan and accompanying worksheets and activity templates. PSHE themes include resilience, mindfulness and positive behaviours and English activities include persuasive writing and GPS (SPaG) tasks.

These Matilda teaching resources are based on specific chapters of this popular Roald Dahl story. Debate the rights and wrongs of Matilda’s actions towards her father, Mr Wormwood, explore resilience in the face of Matilda’s parents’ attitudes and consider the actions of Miss Trunchbull and Miss Honey. Perfect for your key stage 2 class on Roald Dahl Day!

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Matilda lesson 1: based on chapter 1 The Reader of Books 
PSHE objective: Identifying ways that resilience can help to overcome problems

Matilda lesson 2: based on chapter 3 The Hat and the Superglue 
PSHE objective: Considering social and moral dilemmas

Matilda lesson 3: based on chapter 10 Throwing the Hammer 
PSHE objective: Understanding that positive behaviour has its own rewards

Matilda lesson 4: based on chapter 19 The Practice 
PSHE objective: Practising mindfulness as a way of being fully present

Matilda lesson 5: based on chapter 20 The Third Miracle 
PSHE objective: Understanding how we can use our words and abilities for good

Matilda lesson 6: based on chapter 21 A New Home 
PSHE objective: Considering how to manage change

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