These teacher notes and resources have been created to go with David Walliams’ book The Beast of Buckingham Palace.
There are four resources in total. The first looks at what children can comprehend from the cover, especially the image of the beast itself, and write words and phrases describing what they think of it, creating a word bank of beastly vocabulary.
Resource two gets them to do the same for Beast from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, before coming up with other famous examples of beasts and describing those with ambitious vocabulary.
The third one explores mythological creatures throughout history, and includes examples of a minotaur, a cyclops and a griffin, to see what they think of each. What do they think are the characteristics of these creatures?
Finally, the fourth resource gets them to design their very own royal beast. They are now a member of the royal family and they are to design the new beast for the royals. Talk about why Buckingham Palace may need to be protected by this beast, and ask them to design their version of The Beast of Buckingham Palace using the sheet provided.
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