Friday, 15 September 2017

Happy Birthday Roald Dahl

The Kevin group have been exploring Roald Dahl's stories and have created descriptions of some of Roald Dahls colourful book characters. 
 By Pearl

 By Nikita



Happy Birthday Roald Dahl

Last week was Roald Dahl's birthday so the Anges group looked into Roald Dahl's birthplace and the country where he lived for most of his life. Here is what they found out. 
Wales and Norway - Summary/Statements

Population - Sameera
The population of Wales is 3.063 million which is under the average population, meaning that their country is quite small. The population of Norway is 5.233 million, this is also under the average population which could mean that Norway is small, just like Wales.

Food - Samarah
Whatever country you go to there is always traditional food. Norway and Wales both have stews or soups. Norway has a traditional dish called Lapskaus, it is a thick Norwegian stew of meat and potatoes, some people even add more vegetables and spices. The dish can be made in multiple ways. In Wales they have Cawl otherwise known as a soup, the main ingredients are Carrots, Potatoes, Swedes (Rutabaga) and Meat.

Location -  Ranya  
Wales is located near England and is part of Great Britain and the United Kingdom. Norway is part of the continent Europe and is located near Sweden. Wales is 20,761 km² and Norway is 385,203 km². The climate in Norway is really cold and is a good place to go skiing and Wales is more of a wet country because in the UK it is more wet and warm.

History - Nuha
All the countries have sacred history.  In Norway, the time from 800 to 1050 A.D was called the Viking Period.  There, Norway was not one united country, but separate little kingdoms.  On 7th July 1905 Norway’s union with Sweden dissolved and Norway was declared an independent country.  Wales went through a range of ages such as the ice age and the stone age.  Also in the 3rd century Christianity arrived in Wales.  Few of the Christians were Martyred by the Welsh.  However the persecution of Christian ceased very soon after.

Native wildlife - Chantelle
All countries that you can visit will have a form of native wildlife, these are normally animals, birds or plants that can only be found in that country. Some of the wildlife that are classified as native to Wales are the goshawks, grey seals and the Red kites whereas some of the native wildlife in Norway are the eurasian lynxes, elks and reindeer  

Languages- Sherlyn

Both these countries have languages that are special to them. In Wales the official languages are Welsh and English. 508,000 people speak welsh in Wales and 562,000 people speak English in Wales. In Norway the official languages are Norwegian, Nynorsk, BokmÃ¥l  and in the north of Norway they speak Saami. They also speak english but it’s not an official language.