Another great week in the Google Classroom and in our actual classroom. We have loved our virtual lessons but I am sooooooo excited to have all of our wonderful children back into class on Monday.
We have been writing setting descriptions in English using the image below as a stimulus:
The cold dark water gently splashed against our small boat as we set sail to visit Hogwarts. The Big White Neon Moon Shined Upon the Castle As the Strong Wind Blew Gusts Across The Water Which Was Very Cold.
The People In The Boats Chatted To Each other because they were Very Excited To See Their school For The First Time This Year. The Lights Of The Castle Glowed Brightly In The Night Sky Allowing Everyone To See It In Its Beauty, As The Boats Came Closer The Castle Appeared To Fill The View Ahead.
The night was still as we embarked on our journey towards Hogwarts, which was to become my new home for the next few years. The night sky was pitch black with only the light of the silvery moon and a million twinkling stars to guide us on our way. In our small boats we glided along passing gnarly, craggy cliffs that were so high I couldn’t tell where the cliff ended and the sky began. As we rounded the corner we were met by thousands of flickering bright lights shining through the huge building perched high above us. It looked menacing and mysterious to me.
In the distance, I was sure I could hear wolves howling to the moon along with the echoed voices of the children drifting towards us from the school. The only noise from the boats came from the water lapping gently on the sides although I thought I could hear my own heartbeat thumping out of my chest. Suddenly a bell started to toll almost as if it were announcing the new arrivals to the school.
I could smell the salt from the water mixed with the smoke from the burning torches lighting our boats. I also thought I could smell the children’s fear wafting towards me. As we neared the turreted castle looking building a new aroma started to tingle in my nostrils, I didn’t know this smell so I wondered if it could be the wizardry of potions being mixed.
My fingers felt numb as they dangled in the icy water, whilst my body felt numb from fear. This was going to be a new adventure and I was petrified about what lay ahead, right now I was wishing I was at home all tucked up in my cosy bed. I must admit to being a tiny bit excited though because I was about to start learning magic. Who wouldn’t be excited about that?
The night of the bright moon become a full moon surrounded by clouds turning black and the sky decorated with millions of stars like a painting. My gaze is pulled by huge rocks that look like frightening ghosts. The howling of a wolf and an owl screaming that can sound near.
We approached a strange and dreadful place, and a new inner feeling of fear, panic , and a racing heart, as if you were watching a horror film but the truth is that it is the future and fills me with desire to discover and achieve the impossible,
In a flash I saw the strange palace and the flickering lights shining from as if it was reading a book of fiction , but it is “HOGWARTS PALACE” or a “SCHOOL OF MAGIC” .
As we headed towards the enormous castle, the icy cold water gently lapped against our wooden boat. The glittering stars brightened the path to Hogwarts as the moon shone down on us. Hooting of the owls in the dark background that sounded so close we could almost feel them brushing against us.
A smell of chemical potions drifted towards us, an unfamiliar smell as we got closer. Flickering candle lights became nearer and brighter. The tower bell became louder and louder reminding us we were nearly there. My stomach rumbled and turned with fear but excitement. I couldn’t wait to start my new adventure and meet new people.
The cold dark water gently pushed against our small boat as we floated towards the massive castle sitting atop a high cliff. The wind could be heard whistling through the trees in the distance to be broken every so often with the hooting of owls. Creaking of boats was an obvious fact. The light on the boats swayed from side to side flickering with the wind.
The stars and moon glistened brightly. Plain grey clouds begin to cover the stars
Wolfs and lots of other creatures were spotted sprinting and leaping across the woods
I started to grow more and more nervous the closer we got to dry land I reached my hand out towards the water and let my fingers skim the surface of the lake to try and soothe my nerves. My heart was racing a mile a minute that I thought it would beat out of my chest, all of a sudden a bell could be heard tolling, telling us we were getting closer to the castle. I was worried if this was the right place to be or if I should have stayed at home but I started to think about all the wonderful spells and other interesting things I could learn.
We were getting closer…
The children should be really proud of their work.
In class, we have been building structures and investigating how to make them stronger.
We have all taken part in some great activities for World Book Day and Sonny even sent in a Potato Character – Can you guess who it is ?
Our Virtual Stars of the week are everyone that has engaged with our Online Learning – including the adults.
In class, Mohammed is our ‘Star’ this week as he is working really hard with his Reading and Maths.
Thanks again to everyone who has helped and supported us over the last few months. Have a great weekend.