Priory Infant School had a ‘swashboggling’ start to the new school year by celebrating Roald Dahl Day.
‘The children looked fantastic dressed as Willy Wonka, Matilda, Enormous Crocodiles and BFGs!’ said English Lead, Sally Halford, ‘getting the children really excited by books and sharing one of our most loved story-tellers was a great way to kick-start the new school year!’
Reception children loved listening to some Revolting Rhymes and making some revolting recipes. They enjoyed fruity, lickable wallpaper from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but munching on Snozzcumbers and swigging fizzy Frogscottle from the BFG was a bit more of a challenge. Jacob, aged 4, reported: “I was brave because I tried it, but it was really disgusting!”
Year 1 donned their sparkly story-cloaks to create some exciting drama and story-telling, based on The Enormous Crocodile.
“The children were totally transfixed by this story,” Year 1 teacher, Janie Grout said. “They had so much fun hiding from the crocodile and trying not to get eaten!”
Inspired by George’s Marvellous Medicine, Year 2 spent the day concocting weird potions and carrying out exciting science investigations. “The stinky cabbage water was the best bit,” said Theo, age 6. “It made everything change colour like magic!”
Head teacher Tracey Sandy said: “It’s so important to prioritise reading for our young children. At Priory, our teaching team work hard to help our children become life-long readers. Roald Dahl Day is such a fantastic opportunity to make reading fun and bring books to life,”