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!
Extract from Chapter 6-The journey from platform 9 and three quarters.
Slipping and stumbling, they followed Hagrid down what seemed to be a steep narrow path. It was so dark either side of them that Harry thought there must be thick trees there. Nobody spoke much. Neville the boy who kept losing his toad sniffed once or twice.
“Yea’ll get yer firs’ sight o’ Hogwarts n a sec,” Hagrid called over his shoulder Just round this bend here.”
There was a loud ”Ooooh”. The narrow path had opened suddenly onto the edge of a great black lake. Perched atop a high mountain on the other side its windows sparkling in the starry sky, was a vast castle with many turrets and towers.
“No more than four to a boat” Hagrid called, pointing to a fleet of little boats sitting in the water by the shore. Harry and Ron were followed into their boats by Neville and Hermione.
“Everyone in?” Shouted Hagrid, who had a boat to himself, “Right then, forward!” And the fleet of little boats moved off all at once, gliding across the lake, which was as smooth as glass. Everyone was silent, staring up at the great castle overhead. It towered over them as they sailed nearer and nearer to the cliff on which it stood.
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.