Roald Dahl Day

Roald Dahl Day

On Tuesday, we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the birth of Roald Dahl with an exciting dream jar hunt. All of the staff had a jar which they filled with clues about a dream of theirs. These were located around the school for children to find, examine the contents and guess who ‘the dreamer’ might be! It was lovely to listen in on their discussions and reasoning as the sorted through the objects. Who would put miso soup in a jar and why? The jar which contained only a few drops of water caused great intrigue amongst children and staff alike. Any ideas?
Many children brought in props to represent a favourite character and a much loved Roald Dahl story to share with their class. Year 6 enjoyed a walk through Great Missenden to find some of the landmarks used in his stories and walked to the house where the author actually lived to peak at the original writing hut at the bottom of his garden. All classes enjoyed lessons based on Dahl’s work; Reception searched for a ‘golden ticket’ in a chocolate bar and listened as Miss Atkins told them about the time when she had met Roald Dahl and he had signed her copy of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, Years 1 and 4 based their work on ‘The Twits’, making beards and writing instructions for drawing Twit characters while Year 2 created their own ‘Marvellous Medicine’ and Year 3 combined ‘Matilda’ and ‘The BFG to create unusual newts in dream jars. The art department were very busy creating pen and ink drawings of James and the Giant Peach minibeasts, the BFG and The twits with years 3, 4 and 6. Mrs Rowe provided lots of maths activities with a Roald Dahl theme.
Mrs O'Hare is working on a drama performance which we hope will be ready for next week so watch out for an invitation.

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