Y3 Visit Bucks County Museum and Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery
On Monday 10th February Y3 went on a trip to The Bucks County Museum and Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery in Aylesbury and The Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden. This visit was to complement our literacy work as we do an author study of Roald Dahl.
The museum we went to in the morning – The Bucks County Museum and Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery has amazing hands-on exhibits inspired by Roald Dahl’s stories! You can investigate minibeasts inside the Giant Peach, explore sound with the BFG, crawl along Fantastic Mr Fox’s tunnel, discover inventions with Willy Wonka and see the Twits’ upside-down room. You can freeze your own shadow, magnify fleas and even be transported by chocolate television!
The museum we went to in the afternoon was The Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden. Here we learnt more about Roald Dahl as a person and an author. We found out about Roald Dahl’s school pranks, peeked into the author’s original Writing Hut, and discovered how Roald Dahl’s real-life adventures inspired his stories. We looked at how he edited his own work and was inspired to write his characters.
These are some of Y3’s favourite parts of the day…..
” My favourite part was the machine that shrunk us on to the tv screen”
Sebastian Locke 3L
“My favourite part was when Zachary and Ellis acted out Willy Wonka and Augustus Gloop”
Dilan Patel 3H
“My favourite part was when I looked in the mirrors and I looked really funny because in one I was really tall and in another I looked like a little toddler”
Luke Florides 3L
“I liked it when the lady blew the magic trumpet to give us magic dreams”
Sebastian Cayer 3H