On Tuesday we had a whizzpopping time combining our topics on Roald Dahl and Materials in a trip to Aylesbury Museum. Roald Dahl’s stories were brought vividly to life as the children crawled through Mr Fox’s tunnel, visited the Twits house and were shrunk into the TV like Mike TV. We heard all sorts of wonderful facts such as who inspired Roald Dahl to create the BFG and how yellow came to be his favourite colour. The children even got to share some facts of their own that they had learnt in class. Then it was just a short ride in the great glass elevator back to the main museum for lunch!
In the afternoon the children explored the artifacts in the museum. They then selected their favourite exhibit as the basis for the design of a fabric square which we have now stitched together to make a blanket that would be sure to get all four of Charlie Bucket’s grandparents leaping out of bed to visit the museum for themselves.
Later in the week the excitement continued when each child was given their own Dixon Ticonderoga pencil and piece of yellow paper to emulate Roald Dahl as they wrote and edited a recount of the day. We will continue to use our ‘Roald Dahl’ pencils whenever we write our own stories.
At home you could ask your child to pick their favourite Roald Dahl story and enjoy it together.