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Newspaper report KS2 English lesson plan – Roald Dahl’s BFG

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2-page PDF lesson plan

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Years 3-6


Roald Dahl’s beloved BFG story provides the perfect opportunity to tackle newspaper report writing.

This engaging activity introduces children to Roald Dahl’s book The BFG. In this lesson, children will act as journalists to investigate and write a newspaper report about Sophie’s disappearance based on evidence found at the scene.

Prior to teaching the lesson, prepare some pieces of evidence such as an empty glass jar, a piece of black material, giant footprints, a diary entry from Sophie and perhaps even some recordings of other people giving witness statements, such as a neighbour or fellow orphan.

Curriculum links

  • Retrieve and record information from non-fiction texts
  • Organise paragraphs in a newspaper report
  • Use and punctuate direct speech
  • Discuss and identify the features of a newspaper report

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Julianne Britton is a qualified teacher with eight years’ experience. She is an author of educational resources and a private tutor. Follow her on Twitter at @juliannebritton. Visit her website here. Browse more Roald Dahl Day resources.

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Newspaper report KS2 English lesson plan – Roald Dahl’s BFG

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