Sunday, 6 October 2013

Roald Dahl Assembly




10 facts about Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl at work

Roald Dahl at work


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 World War II
5.    He had two steel hips and six operations on his spine
6.    He wrote the screenplays for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the Bond movie You Only Live Twice
7.    He originally wrote short stories for adults which were later published as Tales of the Unexpected
8.    He loved chocolate, but not chocolate cake or chocolate ice cream
9.    He always wrote in pencil on yellow paper

10.  He died on 23 November 1990 and is buried in the churchyard of St Peter and St Paul's Church, Great Missenden

We at Edubridge also enjoyed reading Roald Dahl's books and learnt some interesting things about this great author. 3rd Graders composed a song insired by one of his books - The Enormous Crocodile-  
Here is the song they composed, ..

THERE WAS A CROCODILE IN THE LAKE
HE WANTED TO EAT SOME CHILDREN
HE PASSED THE HIPPO AND THE ELEPHANT
THE MONKEY AND THE BIRD

HE'S GOT SECRET PLANS AND CLEVER TRICKS
HE USES HIS LEGS, BODY, TAIL AND A BIG MOUTH
AND DON'T FORGET THE BIIIIGGGG MOUTH
WITH HUNDREDS OF SHINY TEETH

HE ACTED LIKE A TREE, A COCONUT TREE
HE ACTED LIKE A SEESAW, A NEW SEESAW
HE WENT ON A ROUND-ABOUT, YES AROUND-ABOUT
AND THEN HE WAS A BENCH, A PICNIC BENCH

EVERY TIME THE CHILDREN WENT AWAY
THANKS TO THE ANIMALS THEY ARE SAVED
THE ELEPHANT THREW HIM UP TO THE SUN
GOODBYE MISTER YOU ARE DONE.


Our Compère's


Our very own Roald Dahl

Our composer's singing their composition