Celebrating 20 years of Harry Potter in class

Victoria Haughton
20th June 2017
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Hand-picked English and maths resources to help you conjure up Pottermania among your KS2 and KS3 students

For those of us that grew up with the books, it’s hard to believe that Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone will be 20 years old on 26 June this year. As new generations of young readers explore JK Rowling’s spellbinding world for the first time, we’ve consulted the Sorting Hat and picked out some of our favourite resources to help you to celebrate the upcoming anniversary in class.

So pick up your quills, unroll your parchment and get ready to spend a day in Hogwarts with this selection of themed English and maths resources.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Comprehension (Chapters 5 and 6)

PowerPoint to teach the children about inference questions and retrieval.
3 way differentiated letters for the children to receive their task. (Letter as a stimulus).
Two different comprehension lessons on Chapter 5 and 6 following the same format.
Easily adapted for other chapters and other topics of comprehension.
Guided Reading slide for Chapter 6. Each pupil to carry out a role.
By Walker1991

Non-Chronological Report on magical creature

I always really struggle to find exemplar non-chronological reports, especially any suitable for upper KS2.

This is a non-chronological report that I wrote about blast-ended skrewts (a magical creature from the Harry Potter books). I used it with my bright year 5 class.

We used it as a model text to examine before the children wrote their own about mythical creatures.

Hope it helps someone!
By MissFincham

Harry Potter Daily Prophet newspaper template

A simple template for pupils to use Harry Potter events to report in non-fiction style.
By Georgia Harris

KS2 maths; Harry Potter Themed Timetable Activity

Used with a Year 5 below average numeracy group. Used with a Harry Potter videogame map that I then drew on the bus route (visual aid only, not needed for the worksheet to be completed). Range of questions based on the timetable at the top of the sheet.
By selinaj

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