Roald Dahl Trips and Dressing Up Day

What fun we all had dressing up as a Roald Dahl character on Thursday! There were some wonderfully creative outfits – everyone looked fantastic, including our teachers and support staff!

Year 3 and 4 visited the Roald Dahl museum in Great Missenden on Monday. Each class with given a guided tour around the museum and were able to dress up as of the characters from Roald Dahl’s books. They also walked round the village of Great Missenden where Roald Dahl lived and also visited the site where he was buried. The children have come back from their trip full of inspiration and ideas for their story writing!

Thank you to our Year 3 helpers, Mrs Mudd and Mrs Enstone, and also to our Year 4 helpers, Mrs Arichi and Ms Zarate.

Today it is rather quiet in school as it is Year 5 and Year 6’s turn to visit the Great Missenden Roald Dahl museum. Year 1 and 2 have also gone on their trip to the Roald Dahl gallery in Aylesbury. I’m sure they’re having a lovely time learning all about the life of Roald Dahl and his creative, funny and captivating story-writing. We look forward to hearing all about it after the half term break. Thank you to all our parent helpers who accompanied the classes today.

Lastly, a huge thank you goes to Mrs Davey who spent a great deal of time organising all of the Roald Dahl trips.

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Update 24 Feb 2017:-

On the Friday before the half term break, Year 1 and 2 visited the Roald Dahl gallery in Aylesbury as part of our ‘Roald Dahl week’. The classes separated for the day but were able to enjoy all the activities the gallery had to offer. It was a lovely trip and the children were totally engaged throughout the day. They took part in a workshop where they made dream bottles (based on the BFG) which they were allowed to take home. They took part in a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory role play, crawled through Mr Fox’s tunnel and enjoyed discovering how a green screen works (the ‘Mike TV’ workshop). There was a lot to look at and everything was very ‘hands on’. It was a very busy but thoroughly enjoyable day!

Year 5 and Year 6 were also enjoying a day out, visiting the Roald Dahl museum in Great Missenden. Year 5 enjoyed taking part in a writing workshop, which enabled them to think about how to use their imagination when writing. They also took a short walk around the village of Great Missenden where Roald Dahl lived. Year 6 enjoyed an editing and re-drafting workshop as well as the village trail, which included visiting Roald Dahl’s grave.

Some parents may have heard that unfortunately we experienced a problem with the coach company in the morning, when they arrived with coaches that were too small for our class sizes. The error was entirely with the coach company but I can assure you that the problem was rectified as quickly as possible and it did not spoil the enjoyment of the day for the children.

Thank you to all the parents and carers who helped to look after the children, and thank you again to Mrs Davey who organised the trips.

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