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This week we are continuing to read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. 


We will come back to completing our stories when we are all back together. 


In the meantime, submerse yourself in the links below. Listen to the audiobook via youtube. Search through the ideas of activities you can do at home to enrich your learning of the book. Most of all have fun. We will be completing some of the activities at school too. 


Please feel free to email any work you would like to share with us! jwilson@lyminge.kent.sch.uk 

Which tasks would you choose and complete?

Here are some examples of tasks you could complete for English this week. You do not need to do them all. 



  • Retell the story from the point of view of one of the other children.
  • Retell the story from the point of view of an Oompa Loompa.
  • Write a letter from each of the children to Mr. Wonka after their visit to the factory.
  • Write a newspaper article which gives information about the day of the visit to the factory.
  • Imagine that the was one more ticket available and a new child found it. What are they like? How do they feel about visiting the chocolate factory?
  • Look at the illustration of Charlie's house. Can you think of words to describe it? Could you write a paragraph, or more, about it? How is it similar / different to your house?
  • Imagine that Charlie kept a diary. Write about the days leading up to his discovery of the golden ticket. Write about the days after his trip to the factory.
  • Charlie's grandparents were 'as shrivelled as prunes' and 'as bony as skeletons'. Can you think of other similes to describe things?
  • Spies used to steal Willy Wonka's recipes. Write a top secret report from a spy about what they have seen inside the factory.
  • Roald Dahl uses words like 'repulsive' and 'repulsive' to describe the Gloop family. Can you think of any other similar adjectives? Can you think of more positive adjectives?
  • Can you perform some of the scenes in the story as a drama activity, e.g. When Charlie buys a chocolate bar using the coin that he has found, When he goes to tell his family about the ticket, When Willy Wonka gives Charlie the factory.
  • Make up names for some of Wonka's newest chocolate bars, using the old names as a starting point for ideas.
  • Read the play adaptation of the book and perform it to others. Use it to learn about play scripts and how they are presented.
  • There is 'complete pandemonium' in Charlie's house when he finds the golden ticket. What does this mean?
  • Write a biography for Willy Wonka? Where was he born? What was his life like when he was growing up? What amazing adventures has he had throughout his life?
  • Create a storyboard which shows different scenes from the book, e.g. Mr. Wonka greeting the children when they first arrive at the factory, the exploration of the chocolate room, travelling in the great glass lift.
  • Willy Wonka warns the children not to get lost when they first enter the Chocolate Factory. Imagine that one of them does wander off where they shouldn't. What might they discover?
  • Everything is made of sweets and chocolate in the Chocolate Room. Imagine that your classroom is made of similar things and describe what it is like.
  • The Oompa Loompa use words like 'gorge', 'guzzle', 'feed' and 'feast' in their songs to describe one of the children eating. Can you think of any other synonyms?
  • Identify rhyming words in the Oompa Loompa's songs. Can you find more words that rhyme with these? Could you make a rhyming dictionary?
  • Imagine that you were given a stick of Willy Wonka's chewing-gum meal. Write some sentences / paragraphs to describe how it tastes and how the delicious flavours change as you chew it.