Virtual School Library
Free reading and writing activities from your favourite children's authors from the National Literacy Trust.
Harry Potter Quiz
1.Which street did the Dursley family live in?
2.Which school did Harry Potter go to?
3.What sort of animal was Crookshanks?
4.In the Harry Potter books, what sort of animal was Hedwig?
5.What were the names of Harry Potter's real parents?
6.What sort of animal was Nagini?
7.Who is the half-human and half-giant Keeper of Keys and Grounds of Hogwarts?
8.What sort of business was Gringotts? And who own and operate it?
9.Who is Harry's first girlfriend at Hogwarts?
10.Which newspaper is published and edited by Xenophilius Lovegood?
11.Hogwarts was divided into four houses: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff and Slytherin were three, can you name the fourth?
12.What is the last name of Harry's best friend Ron?
13.Who is the leader of the Death Eaters?
14.Which book was the seventh and final novel of the Harry Potter series?
Ernulf Library has gone mobile!
The Ernulf Library has become mobile
As the school is working under strict COVID guidelines the library has had to adapt: instead of the students coming to the books the books are going to the students.
There is a trolley of books in the year 7, 8 and 9 zones with a wide range of books which will be refreshed and changed periodically. We have student librarians who are responsible for keeping the books tidy and ensuring that students return a book before taking out a new one. They work during tutor times, break and lunchtimes so there are plenty of opportunities for changing books in addition to reading lessons. There is also a “click and collect” facility where students can check the library catalogue online and request a book which will be delivered to them in their tutor group.
All students in years 7 and 8 are enrolled on the Accelerated Reader programme which expects them to read for at least 15 minutes every day. Once they have finished a book they take a short quiz on the computer to check how much they have understood and this rewards them with points towards a target. The link to the AR website is on the school website and English teachers have put it on Microsoft Teams so students will be able to quiz from home from October half term. They can also add up how many words they have read which we have found can motivate students to read more which has a positive impact on all their subjects and is a valuable life skill.
Check out the above gallery of the new books on the trolleys!
Harry Potter Quiz Answers
1.Privet Drive (number 4)
3.A cat (Hermione Granger's pet cat)
4.An owl (Harry Potter's pet Snowy Owl)
5.James and Lily
6.A huge snake owned by Lord Voldermort
8.Its a (wizarding) bank. It's operated and owned by goblins.
14.Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Use one of these starters to write a story then send it to
We will publish the best ones and create an Ernulf Lockdown Story Book.
•Icy wind slashed at his face and the rain danced its evil dance upon his head as he tried to get his bearings on the isolated beach.
•It was there and then it had gone, why would a rabbit be on my bathroom floor?
•Bleary-eyed, I went downstairs for breakfast, the house was empty, even the furniture had gone...
•Three of us. We were the only ones left, the only ones to make it to the island.
•The two coins in his pocket clinked together as he stumbled down the cold pavement, the holes in his shoes turning his feet into blocks of ice. His heart was warmed though in the knowledge that he was rich.
•I hadn't seen the door before. It wasn't there last night. Cautiously, I turned the handle.
•She scratched his face from the photograph. She would get her revenge.
Christmas TV based on books.
Credit Helen Smith from Eckington School who compiled it.