Year 4-World book day

Welcome all magical folk to World book day in Year 4! We will be visiting Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry for a whole day!

You will attend a potions class, Care of magical creatures class and take part in a game of Quidditch for the Quidditch cup!

You will also get to follow a map around Hogwarts, learn about the author and enjoy a cup of the famous Butter beer (Not actually beer!)


Read chapter 6 and watch the video clip below  and see if you can take the reading challenges!


Identify unfamiliar words in the text and find their meanings.


What has J.K.Rowling done well to capture the reader’s interest? 


Write your own description for Hogwarts Castle. Use a range of figurative language  to  capture the reader’s interest.

List similarities and differences between the extract from chapter 6 and the video.



9 thoughts on “Year 4-World book day

  1. Bronze
    Perched-(of a building) be situated above or on the edge of something.
    The reason why JK Rowling capture Instrest from the reader is she uses good writers skill for example fronted adverbial,good adjectives and speech.
    Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, shortened Hogwarts, is a fictional British school of magic for students aged eleven to eighteen, and is the primary setting for the first six books in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.[3][4]

    Rowling has suggested that she may have inadvertently taken the name from the hogwort plant (Croton capitatus), which she had seen at Kew Gardens some time before writing the series,[5][6] although the names “The Hogwarts” and “Hoggwart” appear in the 1954 Nigel Molesworth book How To Be Topp by Geoffrey Willans.[7][8]

    Hogwarts school was voted as the 36th best Scottish educational establishment in a 2008 online ranking, outranking Edinburgh’s Loretto School. According to a director of the Independent Schools Network Rankings, it was added to the schools listing “for fun” and was then voted on.[9]

  2. Gold:
    Like no other school, Hogwarts school is a magical school of witchcraft and wizardry. Wizards and witches are tested on their abilities at the end of the year. If the grades are good, they stay, if they’re not, well then, they don’t stay. The school looks more like an old castle. The head teacher (or deputy head teacher) can turn into a cat without anyone realising… Some new students (if they’re lucky) are the catchers in Quidditch. There are moving staircases in the hall. They move after about, lets say 10minutes. One staircase can move to the third floor which is forbidden. The staircase that moves to the third floor rarely moves there because there is a giant, ferocious 3 headed dog guarding something precious (under a trap door). One teacher is Professor Snape. He teaches potions and how to make some, brew them, make healing potions and poisoning potions. There are also ghosts which sometimes scare some (cowardly) wizards and/or wizards. The Great Dinner (TGD) is held up when up to 5 new wizards/witchs arrive. The host is Dumbledoor. Sometimes, there is an attack which the messenger says with his last breath. Dumbledoor tells everyone to stay calm. Pupils are told to go to their classrooms while teachers are told to follow Dumbledoor into the dungen to see if one of the trolls are gone. The trolls are very hard to defeat. Harry Potter’s friend knocked out one troll that tried to attack Hermine (Her-mi-nee) and wreck the toilets. :D

  3. Silver

    J.k Rowling has used a range of sentence openers for example,
    And the fleet of little boats moved all at once. She has also used a range of adjectives and punctuation, which captures interest.


    Outside, there was a lot a of steam and smoke covering the castle almost smudgeing it. Inside there were a lot of steps all clean, sparkly and glistening everyone can see theit reflections. The narrow path was covered in shoes as the children excitedly listened. The inside shanderliers sparkled the light shone off the people and bounced of everyone. Outside the castle, the wind whistled and the fog looked as of it has smudged into the castle.

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