Did you know that Roald Dahl was a chocolate tester when he was a boy- just like Charlie? A pilot in WWII, writer of a Bond screenplay, and co-inventor of a medical innovation; there was more to Dahl than his frothbuggling stories!
Best known for his marvellous array of children’s books, Roald Dahl would have celebrated his 102nd birthday on 13th September 2018.
As always, Tops Day Nurseries celebrated in style!
In true Willy Wonka style, the children across our nurseries got stuck in designing and creating and generally getting messy! Some experimented with different coloured playdough, with each colour having a different scent. Our inventors came up with Strawberry Whiffle, Snozztastic and Mint Fizzwangler… move over Wonka, here come Tops!
It’s not just George who can make marvellous medicine either. By exploring a selection of flowers, leaves, food colouring and water, the children learnt about colour mixing, scent and texture. Not to mention, they made some pretty spectacular potions!
The BFG provided a fantastic avenue for some mathematical discussion. Armed with rulers, mirrors and tracing paper, the children discussed the shape and size of their ears… the BFG had the biggest by far! Listening ears are an important part of daily routine at Tops, and our nurseries implement it into our golden rules.
It wouldn’t be Roald Dahl day without James and the Giant Peach. Did you know the first draft of the book was called James and the Giant Cherry? Dahl decided to change it because peaches were squishier. At snack time, we had….. Peaches, of course! No icky snozzcumbers here, thank you.
We explored why James’s peach had grown so big, and the children decided it must have been a mix of lots of water and magic. We’ll have to wait and see if anyone sprinkles magic on our vegetable patches; fingers crossed!