Roald Dahl Day
For Roadl Dahl Day this year, each class were invited to dress up as their favourite character from one of Roald Dahl's many exciting books (the teacher's even joined in too).
Throughout the day lessons were inspired by one of Roald Dahl's stories. In Year 1 and 2, the children had a science themed day linked to 'George's Marvellous Medicine'. As well as hearing the story and working on their descriptive language, the children made their own potions and looked at how reactions happen. They were able to make a fountain of coca cola burst from the bottle by mixing it with Mentos. In Years 3 and 4, the children had an art inspired day linked to 'The Twits'. They read parts of the book and discussed and wrote down their own pranks before spending the afternoon making clay 'Muggle-Wumps' and collages of the 'Roly-Poly Bird' inspired by the descriptions from the text. Finally in Years 5 and 6, the children were introduced to the book, 'The Witches' and learnt all about what to look out for. Inspired by David Attenborough, the children created a description of The Witches and why they look the way they do before filming these as an informative guide.
At the end of the day each class selected a winner for the best dressed, who each received a copy of the book they had been working with throughout the day.
Check out the winners below...
The staff at Newtown also had great fun dressing up!
Take a look...