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Roald Dahl's centenary

This week is Roald Dahl’s centenary, and as well as Dahl being our focus for assemblies, Team Unicorn have already been busy learning about the BFG and launching a Roald Dahl topic in their classroom. So far, we have built a life-size BFG cave role play area, made ‘real’ snozzcumbers, and equipped the cave with a book of dreams, a dream trumpet, frobscottle and some ‘magic’ dream jars. On Friday, the children had a great time exploring the cave and acting out being the BFG and Sophie, as they shared their dream ideas and kept a watchful eye for any nasty giants in the vicinity! We have also been using the Discovery Education ICT based resources and videos to find out information about Dahl and his stories.

As a founding school in the UK Discovery Education Community (following my visit to their USA conference back in 2014), I was approached by the Discovery team at the start of term to ask if we would be doing any work linked to Roald Dahl. We were also offered the opportunity to put in early entries to Discovery Education’s Roald Dahl sweet-design competition. When I informed the Discovery team about the work Team Unicorn were doing about the BFG, they were keen to include our school in their press releases. One such article has already gone live – on the Primary Times news website. You can view the article here:

Below are photos of some of our Team Unicorn children busy in the BFG’s cave. The children have been having a great time already learning about Roald Dahl and his amazing stories!


Harrogate News have also reported on our school's Roald Dahl work with this fizzwhizzing article: