Day One of Harry Potter Week
After catching the Hogwarts Express from Platform 9 3/4 this morning, all Wizards and Muggles arrived safely at Hogwarts ,very excited to start the day. The first task was to be sorted by the sorting hat. It wasn't as painful as we thought! We put the sorting hat on, asked the big screen, "Which house will I be in" and then pressed the picture of the hat on the Ipad. This sorted us into the four houses, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, Gryffindor and Slytherin.
After the house sorting, we went into the Great Hall where we were met by all the Professors and the other Hogwart's students. We found out a bit more about why we are having a Harry Potter week. It's a theme week taken from a book. We all love reading at Hogwarts and it was a perfect opportunity as a school to get up to some magical mischief!
First lesson was wand making! Remember, the wand chooses the wizard! We had 4 lots of 'wood' to choose from and 3 'cores'; unicorn hair, dragon heartstring and phoenix feather. We also went to the kitchen in the 'Leaky Cauldron' to make Hagrid's Pumpkin Soup...we hope you enjoy tasting it tonight!
We have also created some fantastic WIZARD WANTED POSTERS. We definitely have some talented artists in Year 2!
Then we designed and made a badge for the houses we were sorted into.
Mrs Howley must have spent all weekend making a MAURAUDERS MAP for the children! The children have drawn themselves and then picked the name of a member of staff out of a hat and drew them onto small pieces of card. These characters are going to be used on the map this week along with the Beebots..which we are currently designing new robes for! Phew! What a busy day!
Mrs Howley has been using her magic this weekend to create a spectacular 'Maurauders Map'. The children have busy drawing themselves and a member of staff to go on the map! Using their magic powers, the children have managed to get their characters to move to the music.
LOOK AT THE PHOTOS AND WATCH THE VIDEOS...IT'S MAGIC!