Roald Dahl Day

“Sitting in a hut at the bottom of his garden, surrounded by odd bits and pieces such as a suitcase (used as a footrest), his own hipbone (which he’d had replaced) and a heavy ball of metal foil (made from years’ worth of chocolate wrappers), Roald Dahl wrote some of the world’s best-loved stories including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Twits, The Witches, The BFG, Fantastic Mr Fox, James and the Giant Peach and lots more. Roald Dahl Day is celebrated every year on the 13th September and 2016 will mark 100 years since the birth of the World’s No 1 Storyteller. ”


In celebration of much loved author Roald Dahl ( a personal favourite of Mrs McGurk and myself) we decided to profile him in our Y3 reading area. We’re encouraging the children to add facts and opinions about him. We’ve learned some amazing facts about the brains behind ‘Matilda’ such as….

Did you know?

In the evenings, his grandmother and aunts would tell him scary stories about witches, giants and trolls.

At school, Roald and his friends sometimes tested chocolate bars for Cadburys (Yum!)

Do you know any interesting facts? What’s your favourite Roald Dahl book? Who’s your favourite character? How is the musical version of ‘Matilda’ different to the book? Which is the best film adaptation of a Roald Dahl book?

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  1. Roald Dahl Day…how wonderful! My personal favourites are The BFG and George’s Marvelous Medicine. Revolting Rhymes makes me laugh out loud and cringe at the same time! I’d love to hear more about your favourite books…

  2. I like Roald Dahl, my favourite books are Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Choclate Factory and Charlie and the Glass Elevator, these books have adventure in them and they are very exciting to read!!!!

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