Roald Dahl Day


On Tuesday 13th September, Leweston Prep celebrated Roald Dahl Day; commemorating the author and his achievements. Each year group celebrated Dahl in their own way.
Reception made ‘Mr Twit’ beards complete with straw for the beard, cornflakes, crushed Shredded Wheat, feathers and cut out sardines, inspired from Mrs Cheyne’s favourite Roald Dahl book, ‘The Twits’. Prep One were introduced to the story of ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’. The pupils listened to the beginning of the story and spoke about the events. They then explored the classroom and came across some strange-looking ingredients and came up with their own recipe.

Prep Two got creative in the kitchen, making their own ‘Bruce Bogtrotter’ chocolate cake, from ‘Matilda’. Prep Three had a special lesson focusing on ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’. The pupils were challenged to create their own ‘marvellous medicine’. They dreamt up some extremely imaginative ingredients, wrote careful instructions on how to make their potion and gave it a name. Prep Four celebrated by illustrating drinks cartons in the style of Quentin Blake and adding our own Dahl-ian made up words! Prep Five started the day by heading to the library and went on a book hunt for all of Roald Dahls books. Then in the afternoon the pupils focused on the illustrator of the Roald Dahl books ‘Quentin Blake’ and identified his style of drawing . They then created self-portraits in the same style.
Prep Six shared information they had researched about the author, and used this to create a fact file. There were some fantastic facts and some wonderfully presented fact files!


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