Ross MacKenzie

Year 6 - Miss McCalley
 
Welcome to Rowling Class
 
Miss McCalley and Ms Stevenson welcome you to our Year 6 class page. Keep visiting for more details about what we are getting up to in our class! 

Miss K McCalley

Class teacher

kmccalley@holycross.plymouth.sch.uk

Ms E Stevenson

Year 6 Teaching Assisstant

Welcome to our Class Page!
 
Please check our class page for updates of what we have been learning in class. Here, you will also find information about what we are learning in class, our home learning and information about our class author. 
 
We use Class Dojo as our main form of communication. For our class gallery and regular updates of our learning, please visit our Class Dojo page via the link below or the app.
 
 
Each week we will select our Wonder of the Week. Keep looking at the newsletter to see which super year 6 has achieved the award this week! 
To login to your Class Dojo please click here!
Our class is named after the author J.K Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series. 
 
Joanne Rowling was born on 31st July 1965. She grew up surrounded by books as her mum and dad loved reading – she says, ‘I lived for books … I was your basic common-or-garden bookworm, complete with freckles and National Health spectacles.’ From an early age Joanne wanted to be a writer. 
Joanne went to school at Wyedean Comprehensive School and then went on to study French and Classics at the University of Exeter.

J.K. Rowling first had the idea for Harry Potter while delayed on a train travelling from Manchester to London King’s Cross in 1990. Over the next five years, she began to plan out the seven books of the series. 

After finishing the first book, and whilst training as a teacher, Harry Potter was accepted for publication by Bloomsbury. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone quickly became a bestseller on publication in 1997. As the book was translated into other languages, Harry Potter started spreading round the globe – and J.K. Rowling was soon receiving thousands of letters from fans. 

The Harry Potter books have since broken many records. In 2007 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows became the fastest-selling book ever, selling 2.65 million in the first 24 hours in the UK. The Harry Potter series is now published in 80 languages, and over 500 million copies have been sold across the world.