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Morning message 15.06.20


Hello everyone,

 I hope you have had a lovely weekend and you are all well rested. I made a lovely dinner Friday night and tried a new recipe of creamed spinach. I went to the park Saturday with a couple of my friends for a socially distanced picnic. It was lovely until it started to pour down and we had to run under a tree to get some shelter! Please remember to complete all your learning today and don't forget to contact your teacher if there is anything you are struggling with. Also, please don't forget to check the subject pages where you will find lots of other exciting learning.


Mrs Dushku

Daily Timetable/Activities




'The Ickabog'-JK Rowling


Chapter 15 - The King Returns and Chapter 16- Bert Says Goodbye 


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.
















Read Chapter 15 -The King Returns and Chapter 16- Bert Says Goodbye 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:

Chapter 15

What does the author mean by '...trickled down to the capital?'

How do we know that people were excited by news that the Ickabog existed?

Why did Mrs Beamish have faith that the King would've sent a message if anything had happened to Mr Beamish?

Was Daisy Dovetail right to go and find Bert when she realised what had happened?

Why do you think she wanted to tell him before he realised?

When did Mrs Beamish realise what had happened to Mr Beamish?

Where was Mrs Beamish when she fainted?

Explain who is smarter-Flapoon, Roach or Spittleworth.

Chapter 16

Reread Spittleworth's recount of the events (about Major Beamish) why do you think he adds lots of detail?

Do Mrs Beamish and Bert believe him? 

Where did Mrs Beamish and Bert go to see Major Beamish?

What does the author mean by... 'Mrs Beamish swayed again?'

Why doesn't Spittleworth want Mrs Beamish  to remove the flag that's covering him?

Explain the phrase'... shone with tears as though made out of porcelain.'




Go back and skim over Ch13-16.

Using facts from Ch.13-16, list or make notes about the events that involved Spittleworth.


  • Spittleworth  reluctantly went into the Marshlands and he was enraged that the King wanted him to go and find his sword.
  • Spittleworth heard a noise.
  • 'Quite impossible I'm afraid... 


Do you think Spittleworth will get caught out? Why or Why not?


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  Using substitution to find the possible values of a pair of variables. 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