Welcome to Year 5
Year 5 is made up of three classes: Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Griffindor
Our year group author (Joanne Rowling) is a British writer, who is best known for her series of books starring the young wizard Harry Potter. J K Rowling was eager to be a writer from a young age and enjoyed writing her own books as early six years old. In 1990, she came up with the idea to write Harry Potter whilst travelling by train from London King’s Cross to Manchester. Over the next five years, she continued to write Harry Potter by hand whilst travelling to Portugal to teach and finally returning to the UK. Finally, after contacting many publishers, the book was released in 1997. Five years later, the book was adapted into a film and was followed by six more book adaptations.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone discusses the choices we make. In the book, we see wizards and witches use their magic for both good and bad. In Year 5, we all have the opportunity to make the right choice and take responsibility for our own behaviour. We read about Ron, Hermione and Harry standing together to say no to the bullying behaviours at Hogwarts. As class we acknowledge that we are a team that look after each other and work together to stamp out bullying in our school.
In Year 5, we all have the opportunity to make the right choice and take responsibility for our own behaviour.
Using the novel, we also explore the discrimination and prejudice characters face such as the House Elves and children born to non-magical parents. In our year group, we are accepting of everyone and understand that we need to educate ourselves about wonderful diversity in our society.
In addition to this, we explore the growth mindset of our main character Harry, who has grown up unaware of the wizarding world. Even though Harry has had no extra help or support growing up as a wizard, he still strives for excellence in all he does at Hogwarts and is able to rise above the disadvantages he faces.
Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Griffindor are three of the four Houses of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Their underlying ethos relates to its students who behold wisdom, originality, acceptance and wit.
We are extremely excited to be exploring Harry Potter in greater detail this year and have already enjoyed bringing our learning to life on our Harry Potter Studios visit – we can’t wait to delve deeper into our learning!