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Good Morning Children,

                              I hope that you are having a great week! In addition to your home learning, what have you been up to? Have you learned any news skills? e.g. cooking. What are you doing to challenge yourselves?


Today you are going to continue with the story of 'The Ickabog.' Try to use your reading strategies and find the meaning of the words in context. Don't forget to use the text to answer the comprehension questions. In writing, based on your Knowledge of Spittleworth's plan you will write an explanation for his strange decision about the character- Nobby Buttons.. Don't forget to use the notes that you made about Spittleworth's character on Tuesday to help you. Additionally, you should skim and scan the story so far and use words and phrases from the text in your character descriptions.The children, who are attending school have been enjoying the Spag lessons. Today, you will be using your knowledge of poetry to write a free verse or narrative poem.  Your teachers look forward to reading them.


Make sure that you are going through the daily PSHE ppt.  Also remember to watch the daily Newsround episode, as this will help you to understand what is happening in the world around you.


I hope you have a good day.

Mrs Iqbal


Daily Timetable/Activities




'The Ickabog'-JK Rowling


Chapter 19-Lady Eslanda  and Chapter 20 -Medals for Beamish


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.














Chapter 19-Lady Eslanda  and Chapter 20 -Medals for Beamish 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)


Answer the reading comprehension questions below:

What was Spittleworth's new plan?

Where was Lady Eslanda really going?

How did Lady Eslanda find out about the three men?

Did Lady Eslanda know what had happened to the three men before she met Spittleworth?

What does Lady Eslanda say to Spittleworth, that stopped him from going back towards the dungeon?

Why didn't he carry out his plan?

Why did the King feel relieved that Spittleworth was his new advisor?

What features of the castle helped the King to feel protected?

Explain, what the author means by'... who were careful to keep his fears alive.

Why is it concerning that the King is only seeing Flapoon and Spittleworth?

Read from the paragraph starting... On the third day...first. What is startling about this conversation?

How is the King feeling after the conversation?

Read King Fred's thoughts (italics) What is his conscience telling him?

Why does the author say 'who'd been introduced to them as Mrs Buttons Not  who was Nobby's mother?

What do you think Bert was thinking while he was destroying the toy Ickabog?



Read the following extract from the text:

Dear lady, we did in fact send word. We sent a messenger – didn’t we, Roach?’

‘That’s right,’ said Roach. ‘We sent a young lad called…’

But here, Roach got stuck. He was a man of very little imagination.

‘Nobby,’ said Spittleworth, saying the first name that came into his head. ‘Little Nobby… Buttons,’ he added, because the flickering lamplight had just illuminated one of Roach’s golden buttons. ‘Yes, little Nobby Buttons volunteered, and off he galloped. What could have become of him? Roach,’ said Spittleworth, ‘we must send out a search party, at once, to see whether any trace of Nobby Buttons can be found.’

Explain what was strange about Spittleworth staging a funeral for 'Private Nobby Buttons'.

Was Nobby Buttons a real person?

Why did Spittleworth feel it was necessary to have a funeral for him?

How did this event support Spittleworth's plan?


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

Visit his YouTube channel here:


Visit the BBC Bitesize daily lesson website here:  and complete the lesson on  Converting between miles and kilometres.  You can watch the videos first to help you, then complete the activities and mark them. If you are finding it difficult, you can use your CGP study guides to help you; re-watch the videos or look for other online tutorials (Khan Academy and Mathantics are good places to start).


Choose from one of the following:





CGP workbooks