Friday, 23 September 2016

Class Sessions

As part of our Roald Dahl celebrations during our class sessions for the past two weeks we have been concentrating on his writing.

The children have been listening to extracts from his books being read by celebrities such as Chris O'Dowd reading from 'The Fantastic Mr Fox' and Julian Rhind-Tutt reading from 'James and the Giant Peach'.

We even had an appearance of Mr Fox in our library!!

You can listen to more excerpts of Roald Dahl's books if you follow the link:

We played games where the children made up names for their Roald Dahl character and played quizzes to test their knowledge of the writer and his books.

Did you know that Roald Dahl's favourite composer was Beethoven and his favourite colour was yellow?

It has been a brilliant celebration and the Roald Dahl books have been flying off the shelves!

Lots of Dahlicious reading going on!

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Roald Dahl Dress-Up


Prizes of Roald Dahl books went to the following children for the best costumes.

Pearl - Patrick Lawson
White - Jack Muldowney
Ruby - Ali Marciano-Mustafa
Red -  Flora Mckay
Amber - Liam Antoni Budek-Saez
Orange - Jason O'Leary
Diamond - Finley Etheridge
Yellow - Mia Confeiteiro Amaldos
Citrine - Ella Claisse
Emerald - Celino Dos Santos
Green - Henry Sharp
Sapphire - Leila Tyrell
Blue - Eadie Kellett
Tanzanite - Narelle Wojtkowiak
Indigo - Oluwafeyisola Taiwo
Turquoise - Frazer Wynne
Amethyst - Orla Feeley
Violet - Olujuwon Taiwo

Enjoy your new books.


Roald Dahl Day

Dahlicious Dress-up!

Every year we celebrate Roald Dahl Day.
2016 is the 11th annual Roald Dahl Day and celebrates 100 years since the birth of
Roald Dahl (13th September 1916 - 23 November 1990).

At St Joseph's we had a Dahlicious Dress-up day to celebrate. The children came dressed as their favourite Roald Dahl character. We had a COMPETITION for the best costumes and the winners won splendiferous Roald Dahl books.
All the costumes were amazing and it made choosing the best costume in each class really difficult.

Our winners received a golden ticket and Mrs Noronha (Head of School) gave them prizes of Roald Dahl books in exchange.

Through-out the day the children took part in various phizz-whizzing activities including quizzes, drawing and games to celebrate the World's No.1 Story-teller.

Many classes also watched the Puffin Virtually Live event which included a performance from the cast of Matilda The Musical and a draw-along with Quentin Blake, famous illustrator of the Roald Dahl's books.

Don't Forget The BFG directed by Steven Spielberg is arriving in the Cinemas this Friday 16th September.

Why not read it before you see it? We have plenty of copies in the library.

visit the Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Roald Dahl Writing Tips

Top writing tips from the world's number one storyteller, Roald Dahl

1. "You should have a lively imagination".
2. "You should be able to write well".
3."You must have stamina".
4." You must be a perfectionist".
5."You must have strong self-discipline".
6."It helps a lot if you have a keen sense of humour".
7."You must have a degree of humility".

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Roald Dahl

The whole world is celebrating 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl, author of Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG.

10 facts about Roald Dahl

1.   He was born on 13 September 1916, in Llandaff, Cardiff. His parents were Norwegian.
2.   He did not start writing for children until he had children of his own.
3.   He wrote all of his children's stories in a small hut at the bottom of his garden.
4.   He was a Hurricane fighter pilot during WWII.
5.   He had two steel hips and six operations on his spine.
6.   He wrote the screenplay for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
7.   He loved chocolate, but not chocolate cake or chocolate ice cream.
8.   He always wrote in pencil on yellow paper.
9.   He wrote short stories for adults.
10. He died on 23 November 1990 and is buried in the churchyard of St Peter and St Paul's  Church, Great Missenden.

Join in with the celebration and make it a Phizz-Whizzing Day!

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Roald Dahl Day!

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Roald Dahl Day -Tuesday 13th September

We are celebrating 100 years since the birth of the world's number one storyteller.

Children are invited to come to school as their favourite Roald Dahl character.

Splendiferous prizes of Roald Dahl books for the best costumes.

We will be hosting phizz-whizzing activities to celebrate and reading from his gloriumptious stories.

So remember to don your Willy Wonka top hat or your fantastic bushy Mr Fox tail for a Dahlicious Dress-up Day!

Happy Roald Dahl Day!