Happy Roald Dahl Day!

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A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men.

Today, we have had great fun celebrating Roald Dahl Day!  

We spent the morning writing 'Gobblefunk'- using Dahl's wonderful imagination and creativity to inspire our own. The children loved creating new words and using them in conversations- 'frobful- a synonym for happy', 'whizment- the feeling you have when you get your new football boots and you have loads of energy'...

"Don't gobblefunk around with words."

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Having read about how Roald Dahl loved to collect words, we then explored synonyms and collected the best we could think of or find. It was great to hear the children discussing words and how they could be used!

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Whilst all this was going on, groups were making Strawberry-flavoured, chocolate-coated fudge! The smell was driving us all mad! Even the teachers were keen to try it.

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Food also featured in creating Mr Twit's beard. All sorts of bizarre concoctions were created!

Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it's unbelievable...

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The prime function of the children’s book writer is to write a book that is so absorbing, exciting, funny, fast and beautiful that the child will fall in love with it.

Having read the beginning of 'Billy and the Minpins' and admired Quentin Blake's new illustrations, in the afternoon, we made origami birds for the Minpins to fly away on and created our own Grunchers.

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“We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.” 

We stopped to watch the Roald Dahl Live which was very enjoyable! I loved seeing Great Missenden and Angling Spring Woods where I used to play as a child. The children really enjoyed seeing Quentin Blake and seeing him draw.

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It was a phizz-whizzing  day!