Here are some teaching notes and ideas for activities linked to 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: