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'The Ickabog'-JK Rowling

Chapter 30- The Foot

Chapter 31 -Disappearance of a Butcher

Chapter 32-A Flaw in the plan


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 30, 31 and 32 from - The Ickabog-


Answer the reading comprehension questions below:


How long did it take Mr Dovetail to carve the foot?

What did he do to keep his mind occupied?

What did he expect his reward to be when he'd finished?

What was his actual reward?

Do you think he knew what wasn't going to be released?


Where did they hide the Ickabog's foot?

Why did they choose Tubby Tenderloin's house?

How would trashing Tubby Tenderloin's house help Spittleworth?

Why do you think he has taken such drastic measures to prove that the Ickabog exists?


How did the Tenderloin's neighbours discover that there was a problem?

What did they do about it?

Who discovered the problem with the Ickabog?

Why did the spy immediately rush back to Spittleworth?

How do you think Spittleworth will react to the news that a flaw has been discovered in his plan?






 Think about the what you already know about the legend of the Ickabog.  Write a detailed paragraph explaining why Spittleworth's plan was flawed.


Use the following points as a guide:

  • There have been many descriptions of the Ickabog yet none have stated that he only had one foot. 
  • Would a  hopping monster, with one leg have been able to cause such devastation to the Tenderloin's home?


Make sure you check your sentences make sense. Use evidence from the text in your explanation.

e.g.They pressed the giant foot into the soft soil around Tubby’s chicken coop, this means that there was only a left foot print surrounding the chicken coop. A prowling monster that was moving at speed would have left a left and a right footprint. It makes no sense that the Ickabog would be hopping because...



Visit the BBC Bitesize daily lesson website here: and complete the lesson on  Calculate the area of parallelograms.  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).


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

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PE with Joe WILL BE live at 9am today, so you can select any of his previous workouts to complete.



 L4-Reflect, Rewind and Replay


  • Listen and Appraise - Erlkönig (D 382 Opus 1 Wer Reitet So Spät) by Franz Schubert
  • complete the sections on pulse, rhythm, pitch, tempo- revision
  • Note down at least one thing that you have learned about the interrelated dimensions of music (pulse, rhythm, pitch, tempo, dynamics, timbre, texture, time signatures and expression)  

Home Learning


Continue with the Music lesson and complete the set tasks.