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Celebrating Roald Dahl Day

To celebrate Roald Dahl Day on Wednesday, Year 1 boys learned more about the children’s author with a range of fun activities; they made BFG ears, wrote down their dreams and created dream jars with some very extravagant dreams indeed!

George's Marvellous Medicine Experiments

To celebrate Roald Dahl Day on Wednesday, Year 1 boys discovered more about the children’s author and some of his best stories, with a range of fun activities all linked to their curriculum.

The boys began by thinking of non-standard units they could measure in. They used the Giraffe from the story of the Giraffe, The Pelly and Me and then compared his measurements with that of the BFG and Sophie.

They listened to the hilariously funny story of the Enormous Crocodile and wrote about the tricks he played, the plot of the story and also made warning posters about him!

A favourite was watching the BFG enter dream land and, learning about his adventures and seeing him use his net to catch the dreams. The boys made their own dream jar and thought about a dream/wish that they had for the Autumn Term. The class discussed how they would know if the magic had worked in the jars and if they were ready to have those exact dreams the very same evening. In the film the jars glowed and to the boys surprise when they came back after lunch they found the jars also glowed in the dark!

The afternoon was spent outside exploring George's Marvellous Experiment book. The boys watched a coke bottle blow up a balloon through using popping candy, they made a batch of quicksand and made their own cloud, watching the rain turn rainbow colours. The most popular experiment was watching coke explode after putting mentos inside!

Miss Bethan Morris, Year 1 teacher said:

“We managed to fit a lot in and enjoyed it so much we have been able to create a Science, English and Maths display, all by Roald Dahl's work. We spent the whole day all wearing our own made BFG ears and used the last part of the day listening to extracts from Matilda and watching the story of Esio Trot!

It is fair to say we were Roald Dahl'd out by the end of the day!”

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