All you do is to look
At a page in this book
Because that’s where we always will be.
No book ever ends
When it’s full of your friends
This rhyme is from Roald Dahl’s The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me.
On Wednesday we celebrated the life and works of author Roald Dahl. We held a Roald Dahl whole school reading afternoon where each class was matched with another class and enjoyed doing a range of reading activities inspired by this author.
Year 1 made their very own ‘Dream Jar’ inspired by the Roald Dahl book The BFG. They worked with the Year 6 children to write out some of their dreams. These included dreams about being able to fly, playing for the England football team and becoming published authors. Thank you to our Year 6 children for supporting the Year 1 children in their Roald Dahl discovery.
Years 3 and 5 had a wonderful time exploring many of the books written by Roald Dahl; they also wrote some exceptional biographies about his life and discussed what makes him such a brilliant role model as one of the world’s great authors.
Years 2 and 4 explored the characters created by Roald Dahl. They looked at the way Roald Dahl and illustrator Quentin Blake worked together, to make so many loved and outrageous characters such as: The Twits, Matilda and the Oompa Loompa from Charlie and the Chocolate factory.
Thank you to all the staff for contributing to such a wonderful afternoon. Our challenge to you is to continue reading and enjoying the imagination and creativity that author Roald Dahl creates in his books.
“I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn't be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.”
― Roald Dahl
Ms Antwi & Mrs Osborne