We began the week with our local walk around Great Missenden, this was an opportunity for the children to see how an author can be inspired by the world around them. We all knew Roald Dahl had lived locally but it was so exciting to discover that so many of his famous characters had begun their life in his imagination on Great Missenden High Street! For example Danny’s father's petrol station was based on the Red pump garage and 70 Crown House became Sophie’s Orphanage in the BFG. It was exciting to imagine Matilda arriving at the library unaccompanied whilst her mother played Bingo in Aylesbury. We were also able to walk in the BFG’s steps as we visited Roald Dahl’s grave in the churchyard of St Peter and St Paul.
Back in the classroom we have begun to hear about George’s awful Grandmother and use our knowledge of nouns, verbs, adjectives and rhyme to look at and write our own version of the poem about his Marvelous Medicine. We will be learning the poem off by heart over the coming weeks in anticipation of the house poetry competition.