Thursday 7th March was World Book Day and Bythams Primary School celebrated with the magical world of Roald Dahl‘s stories. Pupils and staff dressed up as different characters from his books, with Willy Wonka, Matilda, Fantastic Mr Fox and Mrs Twit all making an appearance! There were lessons on devising revolting recipes, such as Cockroach Crumble; writing character descriptions in a Roald Dahl style; role-playing with Miss Trunchball as your teacher and writing about the roles of the animals in the “Ladderless Window Cleaning Company”.
During assembly, the children learnt about Roald Dahl’s books and they shared their work with the whole school. The older children enjoyed watching a BBC Live Lesson in which the Anti-Word League launched a super-evil plan to steal all of the words, and only the pupils’ combined efforts could help save books everywhere!
As well as this, every child brought in a book from home, to donate to the Phobus Trust School in Zambia. Each child was given a book label, on which they wrote their own special message to the Zambian children. The Bythams has developed links with this school, with children enjoying writing and receiving letters from their pen-pals.
Matilda “I enjoyed writing revolting recipes. I wrote a Mr Twit Revolting Recipe which has ten menacing maggots, two dead wasps and poisonous mushrooms in the ingredients!”
Jacob “ I like dressing up in a Roald Dahl costume. I am Mr Fox today. It is fun to see so many people dressed up!”
Noah “I really like having a Roald Dahl day as you get to do lots of interesting activities - you don’t know what to expect next!”
Isabella ”It is fun to mix with other Roald Dahl characters.”
Ashleigh “I think it is a great idea to have a day where we don’t have to wear school uniform and I also like the fact that we wrote descriptions on our favourite book characters. I did Harry Potter in Roald Dahl’s style.”
Lucas “I love the Live Lessons!”
Tilly “ I think it is really nice that teachers also get involved in dressing up.”