J.K. Rowling -
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is an enthralling start to Harry’s journey toward coming to terms with his past and facing his future. It was the first book written by Rowling, and she was praised for creating well-rounded characters and a fully realized wizard universe that coexisted with the present world.

Head on a magical journey and spellbinding adventure with this popular reading book for Key Stage 2 pupils.

Genre: friendship, family, adventure

Themes: bullying, life and death, magic and imagination, friendship, love and courage

Age: 8-11 years old

Harry Potter


1. Research. Fluffy the 3 headed dog is believed to be based on a similar creature from Greek mythology. Get learners to research the original and compare with the description of Fluffy in the book. 

2. Haiku. Summarise one of the characters using a Haiku. 

3. Creative writing. Get learners to describe meeting a magical animal like the talking boa constrictor Harry encounters at the zoo. What powers will the animal have? Where will it live?

4. Analysis and reflection. Hogwarts students are sorted into 4 houses. Get learners to look up the characteristics of each and assign themselves or their partners to a house and justify their choices.

5. Debate. The Dudleys kept Harry’s past a secret from him. Get your learners to debate if this was the right decision to protect themselves and Harry or was it selfish?

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