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Year 5 Roald Dahl Day

Dahl Day! 12th October, 2017

The year five children were fabulous! Many of them made fantastic efforts to look outstanding, dressing
up in their favourite characters. Mrs Balach-Trunchball was horrid! She clambered around the corridors, with her unsightly hair, over-bearing socks and a hideously callous snarl.

The Dahl Day was a great opportunity for the children to develop positive attitudes to reading and understanding of what they have been reading, especially focussing on our great British author Roald Dahl. As part of the curriculum, they have been learning how to make comparisons within a book regarding various characters: Mrs Trunchball and Matilda for instance! Dahl’s work encourages and maintains positive attitudes to reading aloud and performing, especially regarding the use of intonation, tone and volume.

During this scheme, the children are encouraged to recommend books to their peers and participate in discussions about their favourite Dahl books. Dressing up is a fabulous way for them to develop empathy, inferring characters' feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions.