Roald Dahl Day is on Monday 13th September. This week, 2nd and 3rd Class have been busy learning about Roald Dahl, his life and his incredible books. We started reading the story Esio Trot as a class group. We also learned some interesting facts about Roald Dahl. Here are some facts we would like to share with you!
Roald Dahl was born in Wales. His parents were from Norway.
He was a pilot in the army and fought in World War 2.
Roald Dahl loved the smell of bacon frying. His favourite foods were caviar and chocolate. He didn’t like to eat chocolate ice-cream or chocolate cake.
Roald Dahl only wrote on yellow paper. He spent two hours a day writing. He never learned how to type and always wrote in pencil.
His favourite book he wrote was The BFG.
2nd and 3rd Class used The BFG as inspiration for their artwork this week. We created our own magical dreams in a jar. We also practiced drawing some Oompa Loompas, demonstrated by illustrator Quentin Blake. We are having lots of fun learning about Roald Dahl and are really looking forward to celebrating Roald Dahl Day on Monday!
We had an amazing Fun Day in St. Gabriel’s NS this year as part of our fundraising initiatives. All the children could wear their own clothes for the No Uniform Day and this started off the party atmosphere! Throughout the day everyone got to take part in Party Games, Playground Games and an Outdoor Disco where DJ (Mr) Donnelly had the whole school up and dancing. All of these activities were topped off with a visit from the Ice-Cream Van. What a fantastic day we all had!
Thank you to everyone who has returned their donation envelopes already and there is still time to send it back for anyone who has not had the chance yet.
All the classes have been taking turns to create and build with the Imagination Playground blocks. Each day they have been letting their imaginations run wild and working together to build everything from cat hotels to pirate ships!
First and Second Class went to Dublin Zoo for their Summer trip this year. After a nice stroll down from the school, we spent a lovely day looking at all the different animals. Some ducks and ducklings even joined us … Continue reading →
The children from 1st and 2nd Class enjoyed a fantastic Sports Day last week. They took part in many activities including Parachute Games, Tug of War, Running Races, Exercise Stations and many more! There were a lot of tired but … Continue reading →