Here are some teaching notes and ideas for activities linked to my new book Check Mates.
I'd love to see how you use them in class. 

Check Mates is about the relationship between a boy and his granddad.
Tell me some brilliant or funny stories about your granddad... 
If, like me, you never met your granddad, maybe you've heard a story about him or know about something interesting he did.

Here's what a few other people have told me about their granddads: