On Tuesday Year 3 visited the Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery at the Bucks County Museum. The purpose of this trip was to engage and inspire the pupils on their learning journey as their English topic this term is centred around Roald Dahl.
The Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery is packed full of amazing exhibits and is like walking into a huge pop-up book. The children thoroughly enjoyed discovering Willy Wonka’s inventions, taking a ride in his Glass Elevator, crawling along Mr Fox’s tunnel, investigating minibeasts through a microscope inside a Giant peach, taking a step into The Twit’s upside-down living room, freezing their shadows, being biffsquiggled by the optical illusions, getting shrunk by Willy Wonka’s shrinking invention and making their teachers disappear using his chocolate television – a favourite!
As well as all of this, they learned about the inspiration behind Roald Dahl’s book ‘Danny the Champion of the World’ and used their creative skills to decorate a mini treasure chest in the style of the gypsy caravan which inspired the story.
They could not wait to take their fantastic creations home and tell their families about their exciting day out. They had an unforgettable time immersing themselves in the exhibits inspired by Roald Dahl’s famous stories and certainly left with a great knowledge of Roald Dahl and ready to take on their English work this term.
Miss G Chrisostomou
Year 3 Tutor