Roald Dahl Day in 2nd and 3rd Class

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!

The Enormous Crocodile

Check out the artwork of 3rd and 4th Class. They have been learning about Quentin Blake- the artist for many of Roald Dahl’s books. Here they recreated a picture of the Enormous Crocodile from the story of the same name.

Artist of the Month in 3rd and 4th Class

This Month’s Artist of the Month in Mr Smyth’s Class is Quentin Blake. The children have been looking at his work in his first collaboration with Roald Dahl in 1978- The Enormous Crocodile. The children have been discussing their feelings about a piece of his work and they have been sticking up little notes around the image with words and emojis to express how they feel about it. Today they began drawing their own version of the picture. Come back again soon to see their finished work!

You can read more about the artist here:

https://kids.britannica.com/kids/article/Quentin-Blake/605252

https://www.quentinblake.com/gallery

Art: Drawing in 3rd & 4th Class

Using the Poem “Accidentally” by Maine W. Kumin, the children used mirrors to examine what their faces look like when they yawn and then they created the most amazing drawings of their yawning faces. Check out our Art display of their work!

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