On Wednesday, Year 6 set off for a walk in Roald Dahl's footsteps. We definitely chose the best weather for our ramble and the skies were bright and clear. We walked up to Gypsy House, Roald Dahl's home in the village for thirty six years and tried to imagine the imposing writer striding off for his morning dog walk. A path across the fields took us to the lovely Angling Spring Woods. Here we stopped and the children were able to explore the sights, sounds and textures of the wood.
As they explored, the children made note of words and phrases that came to mind. This will be used next week when they do some woodland setting description. Leaves, fungi and pine cones prompted great excitement, which was lovely to see in this technological age. After a good splash in some muddy puddles, we set off back to school, pockets stuffed with various finds.
The children were very enthusiastic participants in this and I think many parents will be taken to these woods in the near future! The children were a credit to the school and a pleasure to walk with.