On Wednesday, Year 3 embarked on an exciting journey to Bucks County Museum, immersing themselves in the world of Roald Dahl to spark inspiration for their upcoming spring English topic centred all around the author. The pupils explored the Children’s Gallery, which showcased exhibits inspired by the enchanting stories penned by Dahl.
The young explorers crawled through the tunnel of Mr Fox, experienced the world through the colossal ears of the BFG’s Super Hearing Machine, delved into the realm of mini beasts within a giant peach, saw Mrs Trunchbull’s Chokey, took a ride in Wonka’s Glass Elevator, and went on a safari holiday through his chocolate television.
In addition to the thrilling activities, the pupils learnt all about what inspired Roald Dahl to write Danny the Champion of the World and channelled their creativity by crafting treasure chests inspired by his caravan.
Here are some quotes from the children about their memorable museum experience:
“I loved exploring the gallery and creating shadows with my friends.” – Poppy 3GC
“It was funny making Miss Chrisostomou vanish into thin air using Mr Wonka’s Chocolate television.” – Anais 3GC
“I enjoyed going through Mr. Fox’s tunnel. It was so fun.” Sahir 3TW
“I thought the craft activity was amazing because I love art.” – Grace 3TW
“My favourite part was being shrunk and creating fun shadow shapes.” – Allegra 3NC
“I learnt that Roald Dahl wrote stories about things that inspired him in his life.” – Milo 3NC
“It was exciting being on a green screen pretending to be Mike TV from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Did you know Roald Dahl had a severe back injury from an accident whilst being a pilot in the Second World War?” – Anabelle 3LS
“I found out that Roald Dahl’s plane ran out of fuel, and he had a terrible flying accident. Did you know his favourite colour was yellow? Roald Dahl wrote his stories on yellow paper using a yellow pencil.” – Leo W 3LS
Miss G Chrisostomou, Year 3 Tutor