Junior School pupils from Years 3 to 6 in the English department have been celebrating one of our country's favourite children's authors, Roald Dahl. On 13 September, schools across the country were engaging in a celebration of his wonderful literature and SLC pupils enthusiastically supported an opportunity to share the stories they love the most from his collection of witty tales.
Some pupils wrote an invitation to one of his characters to share a meal with them; others designed characters that would easily fit in to a Dahl plot; one group of children found their favourite descriptive passages and reflected on what captured their interest; Year 5 artists researched Roald Dahl's illustrator Sir Quentin Blake and attempted sketching in his infamous style; all were able to share in discussions about their favourite storylines, books, films and characters and a very fortunate few earned a treat to read their favourite books in a classroom den (under the table) just like Matilda.
In Friday's Assembly we sang one of Tim Minchin's songs, When I Grow Up from the musical Matilda. Then, back in the classroom, we put the final touches to our work in order to create a display celebrating Roald Dahl that can be seen when you visit our Prep department.
During Saturday Activities the Drama Group read through the play The Three Little Pigs, which is based on the Revolting Rhymes version of the fairy tale that Roald Dahl wrote. In the words of Dahl himself, what a fan-tab-u-lous first full week back in school we have had!
Mrs Amy Mackman, JS English Co-ordinator