Roald Dahl 100 Celebration
Our class teamed up with Miss Sumner's Year 4 class to produce a small scene from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Year 4 began by writing the playscript for the 'Chocolate Room' scene in their English lessons leading up to Roald Dahl day, identifying key characters to use, writing stage directions for the characters and producing their own dialogue for the scene.
On Tuesday 18th October, both Reception and Year 4 worked together to produce the scenery for Mr Wonka's Chocolate Room. Split in to three mixed groups, some children painted the waterfall, others painted the grass (with their feet!) and the final group made different types of cardboard sweets to fill the backdrop and act as props for the actors. After finishing the scenery, Year 4 spent time teaching Miss Gould's class the Oompa Loompa song to finish the end of the scene with. While the Forest School children were out, we made round and letter biscuits (letters W, O, N, K and A) ready for decorating the following day.
The big day arrived and while the Year 4s were rehearsing their scene, we designed our own chocolate bar wrappers to take home, made Oompa Loompa outfits and accessories and decorated the biscuits. Wednesday afternoon was spent rehearsing the acting and singing for the scene which was recorded in the afternoon. Both classes are very proud of the scene they have produced and the staff were impressed by the way all the children worked together! We hope Roald Dahl would be proud of his fantastic literary legacy which has enabled children to come together to enjoy his books.