To launch Year 4’s topic, ‘Could it be Magic?’ the children took part in a sorting ceremony splitting them into houses according to their traits and skills. In preparation, we created lanterms that would set the scene and they were paraded to the small hall where we allowed the sorting hat to work its ‘magic’ and split the children into Hufflepuff, Griffindor, Slytherin or Ravenclaw.
These will be the houses the children will do a number of science lessons with as the term continues. Here is the poem from the Harry Potter book that explains the traits of each house:
You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve, and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart;
You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true
And unafraid of toil;
Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
if you’ve a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind;
Or perhaps in Slytherin
You’ll make your real friends,
Those cunning folks use any means
To achieve their ends.
Below are some images to show the ceremony.