Tuesday 21st April – Year 6


Read the next part of Deeplight:

‘It looks like everyone on the island has turned out to watch!’ exclaimed the merchant.

‘The Hidden Lady was our god,’ Hark pointed out. ‘Lady’s Crave is even named after her. You might say she’s … coming home.’

Actually, the Hidden Lady had kept several islands in her thrall, not just one, but Hark allowed himself some poetic license. What did it matter? She had lived long ago, before Hark was born. The gods belonged to the world of stories now, and you could tell stories any way you liked.

So far, the day was clear, but the distant islands on the horizon were already softening and dimming in a haze that promised rain. Hark smelt roasting crab on the braziers on the waterfront and suddenly felt drunk with love for his own island. All of his fourteen years had been spent on the ragged shores of Lady’s Crave, but his lessons were all he needed. After all, everyone and everything came to his island sooner or later. Often they turned up broken or lost, but that didn’t matter. He loved the island’s jumble of accents, the coming and goings of the great ships, and the stealthy stale of everything. He loved its cunning and its hunger.

Jelt should be here to see this. The thought ambushed him, and a host of worries hurried in behind it. Where the scourge is Jelt?

Jelt has asked Hark to meet him by the bellows house earlier that morning to discuss a ‘job’ someone wanted doing. Hark had waited there for two hours before giving up. That was typical of Jelt. He was there for you when it mattered, but the rest of the time he came and went like a cat, without explanation or apology.

Hark knew that Jelt had probably just got distracted. Nonetheless a queasy little tapeworm of anxiety gnawed at Hark’s stomach as each hour passed without word from his best friend. Jelt had enemies, and the sort of past that sometimes came back to bite.



Thrall – having great power over something

Haze – a very fine cloud of something

Braziers – a portable heater like a barbecue

Stale – no longer new or interesting

Ambushed – a surprise attack

Scourge – a person that causes great trouble or suffering

Queasy – feeling sick

Gnawed – cause persistent distress or anxiety


Now answer these questions:

  • ‘The Hidden Lady was our god’. What does the way that Hark says our suggest about how he feels?
  • Poetic license. What does this mean?
  • Felt drunk with love for his own island. What does the author mean by this?
  • How does Hark feel about Jelt? How do you know?
  • Predict what has happened to Jelt.



There are four black counters and four white counters.

The black and white counters can only move diagonally, as many spaces as you need.

What is the least number of moves needed to get the black counters where the white counters are and the white counters where the black counters are?

Rule: There is no jumping and 2 counters are not allowed in one space.



Go to:


Spend some time looking at the videos, reading the information and playing the game.

Create a PowerPoint presentation teaching younger children how to stay safe online.


Extra task:

Discuss this scenario with your family.

Help needed.

I’m starting to sort some stuff for your secondary schools so can I ask 2 favours please. Can you e-mail me (yearsix@lingsprimary.org.uk) or post on here which secondary school you are going to (I know some may have changed) and if you play an instruments. Thank you.

17 thoughts on “Tuesday 21st April – Year 6

  • 21st April 2020 at 9:56 am

    1 Hark is happy 2 the cost to do my oun fine 3 the authors be be say of all of his fourteen years 4 I don’t know 5 I don’t know maths I don’t know

  • 21st April 2020 at 10:01 am

    1. The way he says our suggests that he feels that he is close to the god.
    2. I think poetic licence means creating an effect.
    3. I think the author means that Hark has been filled with happiness and has fell in love with his island.
    4. In my opinion, I think that Hark is a worried when he is running late. I think this because in the text it says, “And a host of worries hurried in behind it,” which suggests that he is worried.
    5. I predict that Jelt is in deep trouble and has no way to contact anyone or to ask them to get him out of this situation too.

    Miss Kinsella my Mum has tried to e-mail you but the message keeps on bouncing back.

    • 21st April 2020 at 11:00 am

      That’s weird. I’m not sure why that is. Does it give a reason? Let me double check I’ve got the e-mail address right.

  • 21st April 2020 at 10:37 am

    It took me 16 moves all together.

  • 21st April 2020 at 11:35 am

    1.I think Hark is happy
    2.he is saying a poem he knows of by heart
    3.he is crazy about his island
    4.he is getting anxiety which could mean he is nervous about
    5.i think jelt has forgotten about the meat up because in the text Hark said he was probably distracted

  • 21st April 2020 at 12:32 pm

    Extra task:
    They should not click on it because it might hack there phone, computer or tablet and they won’t be able to get it back!Its a scam!

    • 21st April 2020 at 3:01 pm

      Exactly right Kaylend! Miss Leeming sent me over your fantastic poster! Well done!

  • 21st April 2020 at 4:03 pm

    She is everybodys god it suggest he is thorough believer

    Poetic license means to make in a desired way

    It means he feels a great amount of love for the isle

    I think he feels weary since it says if he has enemy it some times comes back to get him

    I predict Jelt beacame a delinquent of some sort

  • 21st April 2020 at 4:21 pm

    12 moves easy peasy

  • 21st April 2020 at 4:54 pm


  • 21st April 2020 at 5:31 pm


    Hark feels pride
    Make something better than it is.
    He loved the island so much that it gave him great joy
    Hark missed Jelt
    Jelt might have got himself into trouble

  • 21st April 2020 at 5:32 pm

    Extra task

    Ignore or block

  • 22nd April 2020 at 9:10 am

    1.Mark said this in a happy way
    2.I think it is what poets use to improve their writing
    3.The author means that he was sick of loving his island
    4.I think that Hark is worried that he was late for the meeting
    5.I think that Jelt has got him self into trouble

  • 22nd April 2020 at 12:53 pm

    Hark feels happy.
    Poetic license is a license from a poet.
    It means all his love goes to his island so he doesn’t care about anything else.
    He feels worried because he was late for a meeting
    I think jelt has go into trouble


    Extra task
    You shouldn’t click it because it’s a trick to put your email in.To “claim”the £100.

  • 23rd April 2020 at 11:44 am

    1.He feels happy
    2.I don’t know
    3.The author means his obsession has grown too much with the island it is driving him crazy.
    4.he is scared because he was late
    5.he died


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