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Class teacher - Mr Dingley

Teacher - Mrs Oluremi 

Teaching assistant - Miss Wood

The Legend of Spud Murphy 

Chapter 5 

  1. Find a word on Page 55 that means ‘most of the time’.
  2. What word shows Will’s shock on Page 59?
  3. Why does Spud ‘squint’ at the boys? Can you squint? 
  4. Why were the boys staying out of mischief initially?
  5. Why did the way back to the carpet feel longer?
  6. How did Marty trick Will?
  7. How can you tell Spud keeps the library in top condition? 
  8. Predict what will happen from the title of the chapter ‘Off The Carpet’.
  9. Read to the end of Page 82 and predict what Spud is going to do. 
  10. How does Eoin Colfer create tension in this chapter? 
  11. What books did the boys read?
  12. Why did the boys end up bored?
  13. How does Marty get Will to do what he wants?
  14. What book do they get from the adventure section?
  15. How did Spud know one of the boys had been on the floor and off the carpet?
  16. What does Spud give to the boys?
  17. What was Spud’s real name?

Writing Challenge:

Summarise the whole story in less than 200 words. 

The Legend Of Spud Murphy

Chapter Four 

Maybe Will and Marty are starting to realise reading isn't so bad after all and a good book is hard to put down. 

 

  1. What does ‘doomed’ mean? Can you think of any synonyms for it?  
  2. What is a flashcard? 
  3. Why did Marty have a blue tongue?  
  4. Why did Will pretend to read?  
  5. Why does the time pass so quickly?  
  6. Why does Mum hug the boys? 
  7. Predict whether Spud will let the boys take their books home. 
  8. Explain why the time felt like it had passed so quickly. 
  9. What were the boys arguing about when they got in trouble?  
  10. What does Spud’s flashcard say on it?  
  11. What book was Will pretending to read? 

Writing challenge: 

Write a blurb for the book that Will was reading. 

The Legend of Spud Murphy by Eoin Colfer

It seems like Martin has met his match in Spud Murphy. I wonder if he has learnt his lesson or is this the start of an all out war?

Chapter Three Quiz

  1. What does Marty mean by ‘chicken’?
  2. Find a word on Page 32 that shows that Marty wasn’t moving.
  3. What word on Page 43 means ‘forever’?
  4. Why do you think Marty wanted to test Spud?
  5. Why wasn’t Will as keen to test Spud?
  6. How does Marty use his jumper?
  7. Read up to ‘wait and see chicken boy’ and predict what happens next.
  8. Predict what will happen when Marty goes swimming.
  9. Do you like Spud? Explain your answer.
  10. What does Marty tie around his neck?
  11. Why was Will worried about what Marty was going to do?
  12. How does Marty intend to wind up Spud?
  13. What does Spud throw at Marty?
  14. What does Spud threaten to tell Marty’s mum?
  15. Summarise the day at the library in less than forty words.

 

Writing Opportunity

Write a diary entry as Marty about the trip to the library.

The Legend Of Spud Murphy by Eoin Colfer

 

I thought the tales and stories about Spud Murphy were exaggerated or made up but on first impressions she does seem like quite a fierce character. Maybe the boys were right to be reluctant to go to the library and for their sake's let's hope they behave. 

Chapter Two Quiz

  1. What does ‘hilarious’ mean?
  2. What does mum mean by ‘spudded’?
  3. What does ‘bore me silly’ mean?
  4. Why did Will’s brothers find it hilarious?
  5. Why does Will want mum to stop the car?
  6. Why don’t the boys find it funny when mum tells them not to get spudded?
  7.  For what reason does Mrs Murphy sigh when she finds out the boys are going to join the library?
  8. Read to the end of Page 22. Predict what will happen now the boys are in the library.
  9. What are your first impressions of Mrs Murphy? Why?
  10. How old is HP?
  11. Why does Will’s head feel ready to pop?
  12. Why was the boy crying?

 

The Legend Of Spud Murphy - Chapter 1 Quiz

As our book is quite short, a new quiz will be added for each chapter each week. 

 

I don't blame Will's parents for sending them to the library after all of the mayhem they've caused. I wonder if Mrs Murphy is as dangerous as Marty claims or is he just trying to get out of going to the library?

  1. What phrase on Page 3 shows that Marty is upset?
  2. Find a synonym for angry on Page 4.
  3. What is ‘educational’?
  4. Why would the house get particularly crowded on rainy days?
  5. Why does the toilet flusher snap off so often?
  6. Why did Marty get sick at art class?
  7. Why don’t the boys want to go to the library?
  8. Read to the end of Page 5. Predict what educational things dad will find for the boys to do?
  9. What does mum mean by ‘sometimes the only horse you can ride is in your head’?
  10. How many brothers does Will have?
  11. Who is Will’s best friend?
  12. How does Marty wind Will up?
  13. Who is the librarian?
  14. Why do they call the librarian Spud Murphy?
  15. Summarise dad’s reasons for sending the boys to the library in less than twenty words.

The Legend Of Spud Murphy

Welcome to our class read for the Summer Term!

 

Some of you already have either collected or had delivered your own copy of the book- these are for you to keep!

Once you have got your book, read chapters 1-3 by Tuesday. Check back in on this page and there will be a little quiz to answer on the chapters and a writing activity for you to try .

 

If you don't have your book, it may be delivered this weekend. If it isn't, please collect from the school office on Monday. Any problems with this, let the office know on Monday. 
 

Mr Dingley will be reading the book along with you and looks forward to hearing about your favourite parts and characters. 

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