This collection of Viking Sagas ( 10 episodes) is told by Loki, shape-changer, mischief-maker...and expert story-teller.First Loki relates how Odin creates the world - making Jotunheim for the giants, Midgard for humans and Asgard for the gods themselves, finally connecting Asgard to Midgard with a rainbow bridge.
Lesson The Lost Palace (What the Goats Saw) - Pupil's English text with fictional account of Yeavering Bell, an Iron Age Hill fort and Anglo-Saxon palace through the ages. Referencing Bede and Beowulf and coupled with teachers activity notes.
Website New video resources for interactive whiteboard use including a broad range of songs and music activities based around popular stories from Viking mythology (thus making it an ideal means to combine Music with a popular Key Stage 2 HIstory topic). There are seven songs to learn, each linking to a popular Viking story.
In fifth-century Denmark, a murderous monster stalks the night, and only the great prince of the Geats has the strength and courage to defeat him. Beowulf's terrifying quest to destroy Grendel, the foul fiend, a hideous sea-hag and a monstrous fire-dragon is the oldest surviving epic in British literature. Link to resources on this site.
Resource Fantastic unit plan and resources for a 6 week topic on Invaders and Settlers. This was planned for a Year 5 class and includes lessons on the Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, sources of evidence (Sutton Hoo), Beowulf and King Arthur.
Resource A new timeline to support the new History Curriculum. There is a colour coded time line for each of the 6 continents. Each stage of the timeline has a relevant colour image. Hang up the timeline in your classroom. It enables your children to understand what was happening at similar periods in other parts of the world and compare technical advancements i.e. Stonehenge and the Pyramids!
Video King Alfred and his early education. The text is used to lead a discussion about learning in Anglo Saxon times and the opportunities for wealthy boys and girls. The challenges facing Alfred were both intellectual and physical and so his education needed to comprise strong elements of both.
Resource TES: The children made notes from this presentation and then used their notes to ask questions of the other children, who pretended to be Cnut. It has also led into some Science about materials with the children designing and carrying out an investigation for finding out which material is most effective to dam a stream of water.