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Afternoon Message- Monday 1st June 2020


Hi everyone,


I hope you've had a fantastic start to this half-term and have enjoyed the learning on the y6 page today. I am particularly interested in looking at your illustrations of 'King Fred the Fearless' and reading your character descriptions to find out what your first impressions were of him.


Don't forget that you have a selection of activities that you can do for homework. Additionally, a link to the Newsround website and the latest copy of 'First News' is available for you to read, when you access this week's folder.


Our topic for this half term is: “Preparing for secondary school and beyond…” 

UNCRC Right focus for this half term is: 'Article 17: The right to information that is important to well-being'  


The y6 teachers  would like to  encourage you to complete your daily tasks, and then, share your learning to us at through the SeeSaw app


Remember to wash your hands (20 seconds) regularly and stay safe and healthy. Don't forget to spend some time outdoors daily!


I hope you have a good evening.

Mrs Iqbal

Morning Message Monday 1st June 2020


Good Morning, children. I hope you've had  a fabulous half-term. I have really enjoyed looking at images of the science experiments that you have completed. During the half-term, I enjoyed going out for a daily long walk and I've been attempting my hand at gardening. What did you get up to?

This week,  we have a lovely treat as you will be able to read chapter's from JK Rowling's new book- 'The Ickabog' and enter a competition! Today you will read Chapter 1 and answer some comprehension questions.  Then you will retrieve information about the main character and write a character description.

You still have your PE lesson to complete- this should be easier now as you have been doing the same exercise for a while. 

Your maths lessons will involve you converting factions to percentages. I know that percentages were tricky for many of you so make sure that you are using all the resources available to you.

The Spag and spelling lessons will involve you revising synonyms and antonyms.

The History, will continue to focus on Ancient Benin. 

I hope you have a good day. Make sure you take breaks and get some fresh air!. It's going to be a warm day. I'll speak to you later.


Mrs Iqbal

Daily Timetable/Activities




'The Ickabog'


Chapter 1- King Fred the Fearless'


Vocabulary check

Use the internet/dictionary to find the definitions of the following words before you start reading the text. Write the definitions down in your homework book so that you can refer to them when you are reading.




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Read chapter 1- 'King Fred the Fearless' from JK Rowling's (author of the Harry Potter series) new book- The Ickabog- (make sure that you take into account the punctuation when reading)


What are your first impressions of Kind Fred the Fearless? Is he really brave?

Identify evidence in the text that states, how fearless he is.

What was his father's name?

Which kingdom did they rule?

Give two reasons why Fred found his kingdom to be easy to rule.

Find evidence from the text to show that Spittleworth and Flapoon were wealthy? Do you think it is right of them to spend more time in King Fred's palace than there own estates?  Do they care about King Fred? Use evidence from the text in your answer. What would you do if they were your friends?  Explain why.

What does the author mean when she says...'Though not as clever as Spittleworth, Flapoon was still far sharper than the king?

List the  cities of Cornucopia and the food that they were famous for.

Using evidence, from the text describe the Marshlands. Compare the Marshlands to Cornucopia.



Read the character description of King Fred ( 2nd paragraph) draw a picture of him, matching the character description. JK Rowling has launched a competition and  is encouraging children to draw illustrations for 'The Ickabog' based on each chapter of the text. You can enter your illustration using the following link:




Task- Write a character description for King Fred the Fearless. Use evidence from the text to identify his appearance; personality and behaviour. Think back to character descriptions you have previously written. What features can you remember?  You may also use the ppt below to support you. Your basic sentence punctuation MUST be accurate.








Complete the daily Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) PE lesson.

Visit his YouTube channel here: 



Visit the BBC Bitesize daily lesson website here (we are no longer using White Rose Maths): fractions into percentages

 You can watch the videos first to help you, then complete the activities and mark them. If you are finding it difficult, re-watch the videos or look for other online tutorials (Khan Academy and Mathantics are good places to start).



Visit the BBC Bitesize daily lesson website here: -Synonyms and antonyms

 You can watch the videos first to help you, then complete the activities and mark them.



Read through the PowerPoint and complete the activities below:


Choose from one of the following:





CGP workbooks