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Autumn Term 2

Pottermania!

This half term our learning is based on J. K. Rowling's popular book Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

We have a very busy term coming up with a lot of children in year 6 visiting London and the Harry Potter Studios.

We will be writing descriptions of key characters and settings from the book, inventing our own mythical creatures and creating a persuasive advert for a new product to be sold at the Honeydukes Sweet Shop.

Keep coming back to see examples of our work as we add them to our class page.

A Day at Hogwarts

For our first day back, Year 6 was transformed into Hogwarts. Following the register, the children had to sit on a table at the front of class, place the sorting hat on their head and listen to which house it chose for them. This was great fun and the anticipation was spellbinding.

 

Once sorted into 4 different houses, the new students went their separate ways to their lessons.

 

The 4 lessons for the day were:

 

DT - Designing and making a wand

Chemistry - Creating Powerful Potions

PE - Participating in a game of Quidditch

Writing - Conjure up creative spells and refine their wand posture

 

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Character Descriptions of Hagrid

We read a description of Hagrid and after highlighting the key information, we drew our own images of what we thought he may have looked like. Following this, we then used our images to help us write our a description of him. Below is just a small sample of our work.
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Diagon Alley Setting Descriptions

We watched a short clip of the moment when Hagrid introduces Harry to Diagon Alley. We listed all the things Harry saw in small groups and then labelled some images of Diagon Alley.

Following this, we did some Imagineering, imagining we were Harry walking along the Alley, looking all around.

Finally, we thought of sentences that included prepositions to show where these things were and wrote our own setting description as part of the story.

Below are a couple of examples of our work. 

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HoneyDukes Sweet Shop Creations

We watched a video clip of HoneyDukes - the sweet shop on Diagon Alley - and looked at a list of all the amazing sweet that are sold there.

Mr Robins then set us the challenge of inventing a new product that could be sold there. We had to think of what magical powers the product would give the person who ate it and what it would be called.

We had good fun making these up and some of ideas really made us laugh.

After creating them, we decided that if they were a new product we would need to advertise them, so we created posters that could go on the side of a bus shelter or on a wall - persuading people to go to HoneyDukes and buy one. 

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