Newt and the niffler

Using Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, by JK Rowling, we have been writing multi-genre texts. We have combined a narrative with and information text. This was a great opportunity to apply lots of the skills we have been learning in our writing this year. Here are some examples of our work.


As the niffler rode past on the bottom of the trolley, he was greedily stuffing his pouch with gold coins.

Staring at the greedy niffler, Newt, with wide eyes and mouth open, tracked onto his target as it got taken away. Newt kept on staring through the golden bars. He didn't want to let it escape.

As th niffler gazed at Newt, he stuffed his pouch. He thought to himself, this is all mine. He was so greedy he kept all the treasure to himself while hiding it.

The man pulled out the egg while it was hatching and shouted, "Hey. Mr English guy. I think your egg is hatching." He heard the niffler get closer to the elevator and he didn't want it to get away. He couldn't do anything to get the greedy thing.

As the niffler was on the trolley, he got taken into the elevator. The niffler escaped. Newt couldn't stop it. When the elevator closed, in one word, the guy with the moustache came gliding over and when they touched, they teleported.

They teleported into the basement. They both watched the egg hatch. The muggle was so very impressed, he couldn't talk for a minute.

Newt was outside of the vault with all of his tiny creatures. When he looked over at the vault, he saw the niffler squeezing through a tiny gap in the door. "Absolutely not," he muttered angrily. As he took out his want, he heard a voice behind him should, "What do you think you are doing?"

He rushed into the vault and he hunted high and low. Newt quickly located his prey sitting among a shiny mountain of precious rubies and diamonds. Cheekily, the niffler smirked at Newt with a look of mischievous determination to keep his pouch overflowing with riches. 

By Elliss


Staring at the mischief maker, Newt had a look of terror on his face. Seeing the niffler stuffing valuables into his pouch, the wizard looked thunderstruck. As the robber entered the lift on the cart, Newt heard Jacob shout, "Hey. Mr English guy. I think your egg is hatching!" Swiftly, the wizard pulled the muggle towards him and they both apparated to the bank stairs.

Just then, the speckled eggs shell started to crack and out popped a Bulgarian Brute the size of a crab. Plodding down the stairs, Newt was commanding his creatures to settle down and he was placing him into his case.

Just then, the wizard spotted his target squeezing into the titanium vault. "Absolutly not!" murmured Newt, "Aloha mora." Then the wheel started to turn. Suddenly, the bank manager rushed down the stairs and shouted, "So you're going to steal the money hey?" then he violently hit the alarm. "Petrisficas-totalis," mumbled Newt and the man froze then fell. 

Rushing into the cube, Newt snatched the niffler off a pile of coins, then pulled out his tatty notebook. Finding the page on how to get your gold off a niffler, the page read:

By Finlay