Hiya, hoping for some helpful ideas and/or opinions. I'm trying to get as much planning done for September as I can before the week is out, so I can get on with enjoying my hols. I'm moving into Year 5, which is my first year in that year group. To start us off, the whole school is having a focus on Roald Dahl, and I've already been thinking of some ideas for a short topic on him. I'd appreciate any advice on what I've already planned or any more ideas! Literacy - I think I'm going to adapt the Hamilton Trust Significant Authors unit, using The BFG as a focus and The Witches as a class reader. I might also base a Big Write around Clown by Quentin Blake. Topic: History - research the life of Roald Dahl, timeline key events in his life and maybe delve into his service in WW2. Geography - Can only think of a little bit of mapwork locating important places such as Norway and Wales. Art - either: - Drawing a portrait of Roald Dahl. We would do this by using an A4 picture of Dahl and splitting it into 16 sections, with children copying section by section. Not sure how easy or hard this will be for Year 5 as I come from infants and Y3! - An alternative is to look at the drawing style of Quentin Blake, and try to draw a portrait (of Dahl of a self-portrait) in his style. Maybe paint it using watercolours. - Design and make our own Dream Jars. I think this might be too babyish for Year 5 though, I'm not sure. DT - Either make up our own revolting recipes, taste and evaluate them (could use it as a lead in for a Big Write in instructions), or design packaging and an advertisement for Frobscottle. What do people think of the ideas so far? Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated!