Key Stage 2 - 29th June

Enjoy the ending folks - It has been a pleasure to do the book club over lockdown. Thanks to all who purchased the books and read along. You could always do a book review when you have finished if you want to?

Always be reading a good book folks - it makes you a more interesting person with more to talk about. There's loads of great stuff out there guys - you just need to put the time aside every day to sink into a chapter. Mr B :) 

Thursday 9th: Read from Part 3 up to page 73 then answer the questions...

  1. Explain why Sir Ironsoul didn’t kill Gretl.
  2. How can you tell Florian likes Gretl?
  3. What does Fritz say that the devil can take if he can finish the story?
  4. What does Gretl say that she’s going to make Fritzdo?
  5. Why didn’t Karl notice the cat?
  6. Why didn’t Karl bother speaking to Florian?
  7. Why did Karl choose Florian for the Clock over Sir Ironsoul?
  8. Explain Karl’s plan for himself and Sir Ironsoul in your own words.

Wednesday: Read up to Part 3 - no questions today - just a good old read! Enjoy! 

Tuesday: 51 -57 today please. Questions below...

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Pages 51 -57

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  1. Which word tells you that Otto has been at Dr Kalmenius’s before? (p52)
  2. How can you tell that Dr Kalmenuis is not shocked at Prince Otto’s news?
  3. According to Kalmenius, what is the next thing to go wrong with Florian?
  4. When Kalmmenius says “Besides_...”, what do you think he was going to say?
  5. Find three adjectives used to describe Stelgratz.
  6. What does Florian’s voice sound like now?
  7. When and how does Otto lie to the princess?
  8. What animals were they attacked by?

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Part 2 - page 51

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  1. How would you describe Princess Mariposa? What impression do you get of her? Use evidence from the text to back up your answer.
  2. Why does Otto want a child so badly?
  3. What brought Princess Mariposa back to the world of the living?
  4. Find four things that Kalmeius’s clockwork figures can do.
  5. What is the main purpose of page 49?
  6. How long was the little clockwork prince ok for?
  7. Name two things that went wrong with Florian.
  8. What does the author Philip Pullman think of the way Mariposa lives her life? Explain in you on words.

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Friday's questions!

Rob Brabin (robb) on: BOOK CLUB

Questions on Fritz’s Story (Part 1)

  1. What were the names of the people who went hunting?
  2. Which one did not return?
  3. Find two phrases that describe the state of the horses when they returned.
  4. Why were they going round and round continuously?
  5. How do we know the royal physician was very good?
  6. What word describes the cut across the prince’s heart?
  7. What was the clockwork inside the prince attached to?
  8. How long did the people of the land mourn the prince’s death?
  9. Which word tells you that they made a big deal of his funeral and it was a long occasion?
  10. What does Dr Kalmenius always take with him?

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Page 9 - 16 (Up to Fritz's Story)

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  1. What were the village people arguing about?
  2. Find a word that mean ‘written-on paper’
  3. Why is Karl so upset?
  4. What is Fritz’s advice?
  5. Find THREE examples from the text that show Karl is a desperate man.
  6. What is Jonatan’s profession?
  7. What was Fritz’s problem with telling the story?
  8. Why do people think the story is in honour of Karl?

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Monday: Up to Page 9

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  1. What is the purpose of the preface? What does it do for the reader? How is it cleverly written?
  2. Think about the tradition of the Great Clock of Glockenheim. Can you think of traditions held by the village or town that you live in? E.g. Didcot, Upton or Blewbury?
  3. Can you create a summary of key points for the plot? What are the important 6 things that have happened?
  4. Create a quick character profile of what we know about the 3 key characters – Burgomaster, Ringlemann and Fritz.
  5. Think about page 9 and what it gives to the reader. How is it different to the rest of Part 1?

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Monday - Please read from the beginning of part 2 up to page 51 then answer the questions underneath. 

FRIDAY: Questions on Fritz’s Story (Part 1)

  1. What were the names of the people who went hunting?
  2. Which one did not return?
  3. Find two phrases that describe the state of the horses when they returned.
  4. Why were they going round and round continuously?
  5. How do we know the royal physician was very good?
  6. What word describes the cut across the prince’s heart?
  7. What was the clockwork inside the prince attached to?
  8. How long did the people of the land mourn the prince’s death?
  9. Which word tells you that they made a big deal of his funeral and it was a long occasion?
  10. What does Dr Kalmenius always take with him?

Just another read today folks - let's carry on with Fritz's story up until Part 2. Hope you are enjoying it? Mr B 

Wednesday - It's just a read today - no questions. Enjoy the story. You could always write a paragraph predicting what could happen if you want? Otherwise, just enjoy the beginning of Fritz's story...

Tuesday - Read up until Fritz's story on page 16 please. Questions below...

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Pages 51 -57

Rob Brabin (robb) on: BOOK CLUB

  1. Which word tells you that Otto has been at Dr Kalmenius’s before? (p52)
  2. How can you tell that Dr Kalmenuis is not shocked at Prince Otto’s news?
  3. According to Kalmenius, what is the next thing to go wrong with Florian?
  4. When Kalmmenius says “Besides_...”, what do you think he was going to say?
  5. Find three adjectives used to describe Stelgratz.
  6. What does Florian’s voice sound like now?
  7. When and how does Otto lie to the princess?
  8. What animals were they attacked by?

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Part 2 - page 51

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  1. How would you describe Princess Mariposa? What impression do you get of her? Use evidence from the text to back up your answer.
  2. Why does Otto want a child so badly?
  3. What brought Princess Mariposa back to the world of the living?
  4. Find four things that Kalmeius’s clockwork figures can do.
  5. What is the main purpose of page 49?
  6. How long was the little clockwork prince ok for?
  7. Name two things that went wrong with Florian.
  8. What does the author Philip Pullman think of the way Mariposa lives her life? Explain in you on words.

1 comment


Friday's questions!

Rob Brabin (robb) on: BOOK CLUB

Questions on Fritz’s Story (Part 1)

  1. What were the names of the people who went hunting?
  2. Which one did not return?
  3. Find two phrases that describe the state of the horses when they returned.
  4. Why were they going round and round continuously?
  5. How do we know the royal physician was very good?
  6. What word describes the cut across the prince’s heart?
  7. What was the clockwork inside the prince attached to?
  8. How long did the people of the land mourn the prince’s death?
  9. Which word tells you that they made a big deal of his funeral and it was a long occasion?
  10. What does Dr Kalmenius always take with him?

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Page 9 - 16 (Up to Fritz's Story)

Rob Brabin (robb) on: BOOK CLUB

  1. What were the village people arguing about?
  2. Find a word that mean ‘written-on paper’
  3. Why is Karl so upset?
  4. What is Fritz’s advice?
  5. Find THREE examples from the text that show Karl is a desperate man.
  6. What is Jonatan’s profession?
  7. What was Fritz’s problem with telling the story?
  8. Why do people think the story is in honour of Karl?

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Monday: Up to Page 9

Rob Brabin (robb) on: BOOK CLUB

 

  1. What is the purpose of the preface? What does it do for the reader? How is it cleverly written?
  2. Think about the tradition of the Great Clock of Glockenheim. Can you think of traditions held by the village or town that you live in? E.g. Didcot, Upton or Blewbury?
  3. Can you create a summary of key points for the plot? What are the important 6 things that have happened?
  4. Create a quick character profile of what we know about the 3 key characters – Burgomaster, Ringlemann and Fritz.
  5. Think about page 9 and what it gives to the reader. How is it different to the rest of Part 1?

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BEGINNING THIS MONDAY (29TH)...OUR FINAL BOOK CLUB BOOK...

Friday 26th - finish the book and write me a paragraph about why you enjoyed it. How did it make you feel? What do you think the overall message was? What was the author trying to say to the reader? 

I hope you loved the book as much as I did. See you on Monday for the beginning of Clockwork! 

Thursday - Chapter 45

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Pages 51 -57

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  1. Which word tells you that Otto has been at Dr Kalmenius’s before? (p52)
  2. How can you tell that Dr Kalmenuis is not shocked at Prince Otto’s news?
  3. According to Kalmenius, what is the next thing to go wrong with Florian?
  4. When Kalmmenius says “Besides_...”, what do you think he was going to say?
  5. Find three adjectives used to describe Stelgratz.
  6. What does Florian’s voice sound like now?
  7. When and how does Otto lie to the princess?
  8. What animals were they attacked by?

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Part 2 - page 51

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  1. How would you describe Princess Mariposa? What impression do you get of her? Use evidence from the text to back up your answer.
  2. Why does Otto want a child so badly?
  3. What brought Princess Mariposa back to the world of the living?
  4. Find four things that Kalmeius’s clockwork figures can do.
  5. What is the main purpose of page 49?
  6. How long was the little clockwork prince ok for?
  7. Name two things that went wrong with Florian.
  8. What does the author Philip Pullman think of the way Mariposa lives her life? Explain in you on words.

1 comment


Friday's questions!

Rob Brabin (robb) on: BOOK CLUB

Questions on Fritz’s Story (Part 1)

  1. What were the names of the people who went hunting?
  2. Which one did not return?
  3. Find two phrases that describe the state of the horses when they returned.
  4. Why were they going round and round continuously?
  5. How do we know the royal physician was very good?
  6. What word describes the cut across the prince’s heart?
  7. What was the clockwork inside the prince attached to?
  8. How long did the people of the land mourn the prince’s death?
  9. Which word tells you that they made a big deal of his funeral and it was a long occasion?
  10. What does Dr Kalmenius always take with him?

1 comment


Page 9 - 16 (Up to Fritz's Story)

Rob Brabin (robb) on: BOOK CLUB

  1. What were the village people arguing about?
  2. Find a word that mean ‘written-on paper’
  3. Why is Karl so upset?
  4. What is Fritz’s advice?
  5. Find THREE examples from the text that show Karl is a desperate man.
  6. What is Jonatan’s profession?
  7. What was Fritz’s problem with telling the story?
  8. Why do people think the story is in honour of Karl?

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Monday: Up to Page 9

Rob Brabin (robb) on: BOOK CLUB

 

  1. What is the purpose of the preface? What does it do for the reader? How is it cleverly written?
  2. Think about the tradition of the Great Clock of Glockenheim. Can you think of traditions held by the village or town that you live in? E.g. Didcot, Upton or Blewbury?
  3. Can you create a summary of key points for the plot? What are the important 6 things that have happened?
  4. Create a quick character profile of what we know about the 3 key characters – Burgomaster, Ringlemann and Fritz.
  5. Think about page 9 and what it gives to the reader. How is it different to the rest of Part 1?

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Wednesday - Chapters 42, 43 and 44

Tuesday - Chapters 39, 40 and 41

Monday - Chapter 38

Friday - Chapter 37

Thursday - Chapter 36

Chapter 35: Wednesday 

No video for rest of week - sorry but my phone is playing up. 

Questions will remain each day...

Tuesday: Chapters 33 and 34

Mon 15th Chapter 32

Friday 12th - Chapter 31 

Thursday 11th June

Wednesday 10th: Chapter 29 

Tuesday 9th: Chapter 28

Monday 8th June: Chapter 27 

Friday - Chapter 26 only 

Thursday - Chapters 24 and 25

Wednesday - Chapter 23

Tuesday - Chapter 22

Welcome back Book Clubbers! 

Monday 1st June: Please read chapters 20 & 21. Then watch the video before posting your answers to the comprehension questions in the comments section below. 

Please note - it doesn't just have to be answers to the comments section. You can also leave any thoughts, feelings, ideas or even predictions too! 

BOOK CLUB

Pages 51 -57

Rob Brabin (robb) on: BOOK CLUB

  1. Which word tells you that Otto has been at Dr Kalmenius’s before? (p52)
  2. How can you tell that Dr Kalmenuis is not shocked at Prince Otto’s news?
  3. According to Kalmenius, what is the next thing to go wrong with Florian?
  4. When Kalmmenius says “Besides_...”, what do you think he was going to say?
  5. Find three adjectives used to describe Stelgratz.
  6. What does Florian’s voice sound like now?
  7. When and how does Otto lie to the princess?
  8. What animals were they attacked by?

1 comment


Part 2 - page 51

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  1. How would you describe Princess Mariposa? What impression do you get of her? Use evidence from the text to back up your answer.
  2. Why does Otto want a child so badly?
  3. What brought Princess Mariposa back to the world of the living?
  4. Find four things that Kalmeius’s clockwork figures can do.
  5. What is the main purpose of page 49?
  6. How long was the little clockwork prince ok for?
  7. Name two things that went wrong with Florian.
  8. What does the author Philip Pullman think of the way Mariposa lives her life? Explain in you on words.

1 comment


Friday's questions!

Rob Brabin (robb) on: BOOK CLUB

Questions on Fritz’s Story (Part 1)

  1. What were the names of the people who went hunting?
  2. Which one did not return?
  3. Find two phrases that describe the state of the horses when they returned.
  4. Why were they going round and round continuously?
  5. How do we know the royal physician was very good?
  6. What word describes the cut across the prince’s heart?
  7. What was the clockwork inside the prince attached to?
  8. How long did the people of the land mourn the prince’s death?
  9. Which word tells you that they made a big deal of his funeral and it was a long occasion?
  10. What does Dr Kalmenius always take with him?

1 comment


Page 9 - 16 (Up to Fritz's Story)

Rob Brabin (robb) on: BOOK CLUB

  1. What were the village people arguing about?
  2. Find a word that mean ‘written-on paper’
  3. Why is Karl so upset?
  4. What is Fritz’s advice?
  5. Find THREE examples from the text that show Karl is a desperate man.
  6. What is Jonatan’s profession?
  7. What was Fritz’s problem with telling the story?
  8. Why do people think the story is in honour of Karl?

1 comment


Monday: Up to Page 9

Rob Brabin (robb) on: BOOK CLUB

 

  1. What is the purpose of the preface? What does it do for the reader? How is it cleverly written?
  2. Think about the tradition of the Great Clock of Glockenheim. Can you think of traditions held by the village or town that you live in? E.g. Didcot, Upton or Blewbury?
  3. Can you create a summary of key points for the plot? What are the important 6 things that have happened?
  4. Create a quick character profile of what we know about the 3 key characters – Burgomaster, Ringlemann and Fritz.
  5. Think about page 9 and what it gives to the reader. How is it different to the rest of Part 1?

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Friday 22nd - chapters 17, 18 and 19. Mr B 

Wed 20th - Please read chapters 12, 13 and 14. Video and questions to follow later on... 

Tuesday 19th - Chapters 10 & 11. Questions to follow...

Monday 18th - Please read chapter 9 to begin with and then video and questions will appear later on, enjoy, Mr B 

Fri 15th - please read chapter 8. Video and questions will be published later on this morning. Mr B

Thursday 14th - please read chapters 6 & 7. Video and questions will be published later on this morning. Mr B 

Wednesday 13th - please read chapters 4 & 5. Video and questions will be published later on this morning. Mr B 

Tuesday 12th Chapter 3

Monday 11th May - Chapters 1 & 2

Thursday - FINISH IT! Mr B ;) 

Wednesday – Please read ‘Battle of Camp Gorm’ from the star on 251 to the star on 262.

05/05/20 Read The Battle of Camp Gorm up to the star on page 251. Questions will follow early afternoon. Mr B 

04/05/20: Please read the end of Wagon in the Woods - optional questions later,Mr B 

Friday May 1st: Please read Interlude on p222 and then ‘Wagon in the Woods’ up to the star on p231.  

Thursday 30th - Finish 'Tales Within Tales' today please - enjoy! 

Wednesday 29th: Please read chapter 'Tales Within Tales' up to the star on Page 211. There will be no questions for the rest of the week but if you look on the Banksy Blog, there are some reading activities (comprehensions) on J K Rowling, Rold Dahl and Usain Bolt for KS2. These will be good to do because the style is 'biography'(thought they might get you in the mood for your own writing). We will return to questions on Podkin next week if that's cool? Will post a video later on anyhow. Enjoy reading, Mr B ;)   

Tuesday 28th: Morning all. Please finish the chapter 'The Burning'. I will post 10 comprehension questions later on today. Mr B

 28th Continued...No video today folks - slow internet here, but here are today's questions... 

  1. Why was the guard rabbit the best rabbit to ask?
  2. Which word says the army of rabbits was not properly formed or regimented?
  3. Explain one good thing about the smoke.
  4. Which word tells you that Podkin didn’t know the exact location of the Sellsword enclosure?
  5. Explain why Crom couldn’t fight properly.
  6. What is masonry?
  7. Which word tells you that it was not clear what was in Mish’s and Mash’s balls?
  8. How does the author make it clear they were in the smoky tunnel for a long time?
  9. Who was the first person to realise that Boneroot was about to be destroyed?
  10. Find two things that make Scramashank different to the other Gorm.

The next Book Club book (which we will start in approx 2 week's time) will be...

Monday 27th: Good morning everybody. 

You have a lot of research and reading to do over the next couple of days on your chosen scientist so we will split the chapter 'The Burning' into two parts over the next two days. Let's read down to the bottom on Page 186 today. It's still seven pages long. I will post a video and some comprehension questions later this morning, Mr B 

Big chapter on Podkin today. Read ‘Sellswords’ then answer the comprehension questions what will be posted on this page later this morning.

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Thursday 23rd April 2020

It's a quick one today folks - interlude is short and I would like you to save chapter 11 for tomorrow. Instead of spending your time reading loads, I would like you to write me a big prediction for the second half of the book. We are half way through now so there's still lots of action to come! 

You may want to think about…

  • What will become of the three main characters at the end of the book? (Pod, Paz and Pook)
  • Is everyone back at their home warren dead?
  • How will they escape being held hostage at Boneroot?
  • What will happen with Gorm? Will they be defeated?
  • Any TWISTS in the story?
  • Any other ideas about how the plot will unfold based on what has happened so far? 

Please leave your predictions in the comments section blow or email them over to me. 

Catch you all tomorrow for Chapter 11: 'Sellswords'! 

WED 22nd- Please read chapter 10: 'Fox Paw' and I will post later on, Mr B

Tuesday 21st - Please read chapter 9: 'Shape and Quince' and I will post later on, Mr B

Monday 20th - Please read chapter 8: 'Boneroot' and I will post later on, Mr B 

FRIDAY: Big read today folks - let's do the next 'Interlude' and Chapter 7 'The Witch in the Woods'. I will post a video later, Mr B 

Thursday - read chapter 6, 'One-Ear' and I will post a short video in a while folks. 

Happy Wednesday guys! Hope you have all had a chance to catch up? We will be reading chapter 5 Redwater today. I will post a video with some optional questions a little later on. Mr B

To my knowledge there are a few people who are a bit behind after the bank holiday weekend so we will have a break today and kick off chapter 5 Redwater tomorrow (Wednesday). You could do half of chapter 5 today and half tomorrow if you were eager to read? (it's a long chapter!) See you all tomorrow, Mr B 

Friday 10th April 

Morning people! Please read chapter 5 'Interlude' over the long weekend - you have three days!

I will post a video and questions on Monday 13th. Have a nice Easter, 

Mr Brabin 

Thursday 9th April 

Morning everybody. Please read 'Timber!' (chapter 4) and I will post a video later. Enjoy, Mr B 

Wednesday 8th April 

Morning everybody. Please read Starclaw (chapter 3) and I will post a video later. Enjoy, Mr B 

Tuesday 7th April

Morning folks. Please read chapter 2 'The Worst Bramblemas Ever' and I will post a video later on once I've finished reading. Try and try to take in as much as possible because I'll be asking you a lot more questions today! Enjoy and remember, don't go any further. Mr B 

BOOK CLUB STARTS THIS MONDAY!

* KEY STAGE 2 BOOK CLUB LAUNCH *

The Legend of Podkin One-Ear, by Kieran Larwood: