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Chocolate Theme

Topaz Class English Day One

  • Read the poem Michael Rosen Chocolate Cake here:
  • Now watch Michael Rosen perform the poem at
  • Which do you prefer? Why?
  • Michael uses onomatopoeia in his poem. Onomatopoeia is when a word imitates the sound of the object or action it refers to, e.g. guzzle. Can you find some examples of onomatopoeia in the poem? Can you think of an action you might put with that word?
  • Learn to recite the poem putting your own actions and noises to it.
  • Learn a section at a time and slowly build it up until you can recite as much as you can!
  • Perform the poem to people in your house and feel free to upload to our facebook group.


Topaz Class English Day Two

  • Precise nouns, e.g. tulips instead of flowers.
  • Expanded noun phrases, e.g. Mr Wonka turned the key in the small wooden door that lay in front of us.
  • How it makes you feel, e.g. I stopped and stared in awe.
  • Read your passage back through out loud and edit any spelling or punctuation.


Topaz Class English Day Three

  • Information about where chocolate come from
  • Information about the beans
  • Information about shipping
  • Any important dates
  • From bean to chocolate (the process)
  • Types of chocolate
  • If you are allowed and have an adult with you, why not have a go at baking the delicious cookies in the recipe!


Topaz Class English Day Four

  • Using the information from yesterday, can you create your own information page for a magazine all about chocolate?
  • Things you could include:
  • A heading
  • An introduction for your page
  • Subheadings
  • Images
  • Captions
  • A diagram with labels
  • Bullet points
  • Fun facts
  • Your own chocolate recipe!
  • Some of the new words you learned yesterday.
  • Read your information page out loud and edit any spelling or punctuation.


Topaz Class English Day Five

  • What is your favourite chocolate bar? Do you have more than one favourite? If you could create your dream chocolate bar what would it be like? What would be in it? What would it be called?
  • On a sheet, design your own chocolate bar and wrapper.
  • Think about: What flavour will it be? Will it be hard or soft? Will it have anything in it? (raisins, popping candy, nougat, apricots, biscuit, etc.) What colours will you use in the wrapper? What is the name of your bar?
  • Draw and label your bar and wrapper.
  • When chocolate bars are advertised, they often have a slogan. A slogan is a short and striking or memorable phrase. Watch these adverts, listen out for the slogans:

Mars Bar:


Dairy Milk:

  • Create a slogan for your bar. Watch this for some inspiration: Is your slogan catchy? Is your slogan memorable? Have you used any alliteration?
  • Upload your work onto facebook, or send it to me! I look forward to seeing your chocolatey ideas!