During Year 3’s visit to Great Missenden they looked inside his writing shed to see the things which gave him inspiration for his writing and found some of the buildings in the village of Great Missenden which he used as settings in his stories.

They also looked at how he edited and changed his writing. He wrote the story which we now know as Matilda and decided that he was not happy with it and rewrote the whole story again. He wrote his stories by hand and some of them took up to two years to write.

Before settling on the title for the story which we now know as James and the Giant Peach, Roald almost called it James and the Giant Cherry!

They all had a great day.