This week in Year 2 we have had a splendiferous time at the Aylesbury Museum learning about materials and visiting the Roald Gallery to learn more about Roald Dahl and some of his stories.
In the morning the children enjoyed searching the museum to find objects made of different materials. The children loved handling all the wooden objects and searching for information in their quiz. We found out how clay bricks are made and were shocked to find out that there was clay in our toothpaste! After lunch we went into the Roald Dahl gallery and spent time exploring some of our favourite Roald Dahl stories. We crawled through Mr Fox’s tunnel, played the BFG’s giant pipe organ and watched Augustus Gloop get sucked up the chocolate pipe with some fantastic acting and sound effects from the children. The highlight was watching Mrs Applegate get shrunk and her head put on the body of a duck. There were screams of laughter as she then got eaten by the enormous crocodile!
Next week, we are looking forward to writing some poems based on George’s Marvellous Medicine which we had great fun mixing on Friday!
At home, to support your child’s learning at home, you may wish to share your favourite Roald Dahl book or one of his revolting rhymes.