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For English sessions we have decided to work with the new book “The Ickabog.” This story is the new book by J.K. Rowling and she has released it online for children to read during lockdown. We will be putting together activities alongside reading the chapters at various times. The pattern (which children are familiar with) for each chapter will be:

-Predict what will happen in the chapter after reading the title.

-Read the chapter.

-Define any unknown words.

-Complete chapter specific task.

In addition to this, it would be good to continue to practise spellings using the Sumdog app or the list of words in the Home/School Diary. It is also good to continue reading other books that you have at home or online.


You will find the book here:


Updated 13th July

Extension tasks linked to our Rainforest topic:

Watch the film here first: https://www.literacyshed.com/hunted.html#

  • Watch the animation a couple of times. Retell the story of the animation.
  • Write a newspaper report about the event. 
  • Write a letter home from the hunter. 
  • Write some dialogue between the tribesmen, discussing what they should do with the hunter.


Watch the video: https://vimeo.com/36682203

  • Retell the story of the animation. 
  • Write a diary entry for a day in the life of Toki.
  • Write a letter to Toki asking him questions you would like to find out about living in the rainforest. 
  • Create a map of Toki's village.
  • Write a conversation between Toki and the Elders when they realise he released the Chameleon.
  • Non fiction research about tribes living in the rainforest.