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From the creators of The Gruffalo, the hugely enjoyable tale of Room on the Broom whooshes onto DVD on 18 March 2013 from Entertainment One.

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Room on the Broom DVD

Staying true to the book which has sold over 2.5 million copies since 2001, Room on the Broom is an enchanting modern classic to be enjoyed time and time again. The DVD also features bonus material including a ‘making of’ documentary, a live performance by Julia Donaldson and an artwork gallery.

“Pure, happy-making perfection” – The Times

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Room on the Broom activities

Download our activity pack linked to the Room on the Broom DVD, or see below to select individual activities and to see interactive resources for use on your interactive whiteboard.

Room on the broom activities


About Room on the Broom

This activity sheet contains information about the story, author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Alex Scheffler.

Room on the Broom - About the story


What happens next?

Use this lesson plan to prompt children to retell the story of Room on the Broom. The activity sheet, ‘What happens next?’ and the interactive resource, ‘What happens next? – interactive’ contain fun sequencing activities.

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What happens next?


The witch and the dragon

Using this lesson plan, encourage children to give reasons why things happen or characters change within Room on the Broom. The activity sheet, ‘The witch and the dragon’ and the interactive resource, ‘The witch and the dragon – interactive’ contain extra activities based around the characters in the story.

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The witch and the dragon


Room on the Broom – the sequel

Use this lesson plan to assess children’s understanding of Room on the Broom and imagine what might happen in a sequel to the story. The activity sheet, ‘Room on the Broom – the sequel’ gives useful prompts, and the interactive resource, ‘Room on the Broom quiz’ assesses children’s overall understanding of the story.

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Room on the Broom quiz

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Read & Respond: Room on the Broom

Read & Respond provides you with everything you need to share Julia Donaldson’s Room on the Broom with your class. Inside you will find differentiation advice and assessment guidance, plot, character and setting activities, speaking and listening activities, guided reading notes and texts for shared reading, extended writing projects and an author biography.

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