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Witches and Wizards Day!

posted 24 Apr 2017, 12:31 by   [ updated 24 Apr 2017, 12:31 by Chris Metcalfe ]
As you might remember, before the half term Mr Metcalfe came into our classrooms and gave all of the children acceptance letters from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, as well as tickets to Platform 9 3/4. Needless to say, the adults were very confused as to why all of our lovely children were leaving us to go to Hogwarts, but luckily for staff, we were invited too!
On Monday 24th April, the new term started at Hogwarts, and all of the children and staff arrived dressed in their finest witch and wizard robes, bringing toads, rats, owls, and cats as their companions. Our first activity was going into the Great (KS2) Hall and being sorted into our houses. 

Once we were in our houses, we met our House Captains. Professor Whiting is head of Griffindor, Professor Bentley is head of Hufflepuff, Professor Gurjar is head of Ravenclaw, and Professor Cannon is head of Slytherin. We then took a trip to Olivanders to find our perfect wand, which we then embellished to put a personal twist on. 

Then we went to the Magical Menagerie to pick our pets, before drawing detailed portraits. We finished the day by looking at some of our potions that the children designed over the Easter holidays, before watching some of the first Harry Potter film. What a magical day we had!