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The 100th Anniversary of Roald Dahl's Birth

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl's birth (13/9/16), we learnt about creating suspense in our writing. We used chapter 9 of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to discuss climaxes and anti-climaxes and how suspense is used to create them. We looked closely at this chapter to see how we could create suspense in our writing. Then, each table had a wrapped chocolate bar in the centre of their table and the children described the chocolate bar and created suspense as they built up towards opening it and revealing whether there was a golden ticket inside or not. Of course, after being mesmerised by the chocolate bar for the whole lesson, they shared it out and ate it at break time. 

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