We do hope you are all feeling well. All of the children and all of the adults in our class are having to quarantine for 14 days because there has been a positive test for Covid-19. We are very much looking forward to seeing you in two weeks and don't want you to worry.
If you start to get a temperature, a cough, or lose your sense of taste or smell, please tell your parents or carers immediately and they will organise a test for you.
We want to continue our learning together and would like you to all complete the learning on this website every day. We'd love to see pictures of your work - if you send something to us we will feature it in a special video that will be uploaded on Friday!
Please complete all work in your home learning journal (ask a grown-up to call the school if you need one of these).
Start with 15 minutes on TTrockstars.
Answer the following questions in your home learning journal.
Talk to an adult at home, what have we learnt about Magnus from our book: Anglo-Saxon Boy by Tony Bradman.
Now read these three pages:
What questions do you have about chapter 2 so far?
Think about Magnus’ siblings.
Think about what the ‘people’ might have come to speak to Magnus’ father about.
Write a prediction: what is going to happen to Magnus in chapter 2? What will happen to his siblings?
Write each word THREE times and then use each one in a sentence.
We have looked at three Viking legends over the past two weeks, particularly Arrow-Odd. Talk to an adult at home about this legend.
Over the next two weeks, you will be gradually building your own legends!
Today, you will be creating your own Viking hero (think about the characters in the legends we have read - will he be like Arrow-Odd, Grettir the Strong, Sigurd the Dragon Slayer, or Mrs Jeffery's favourite character - Grim Hairycheeks!)
When you have drawn your own Viking hero, write a description. Use expanded noun phrases, remember to uplevel your adjectives and see if you can use any similes.
Look at a description below as an example to get you started (please magpie any words or phrases to add to your descriptions).
Sigurd was idiotic who lacked common sense. Despite him being a kind-hearted Viking, he was not liked by his fellow Norsemen. They always ridiculed him and most of the time he was unaware of it. Sigurd was a heavily built man. He had an ebony black bead and a lengthy moustache that was as pointy as the end of a pear. Although he looked large, he was totally harmless. Sigurd always ate messily and often made a mess, like a blender without a lid. Tostig, on the other hand, was a very sarcastic Viking. He was extremely popular and everyone aspired to be like him. He was a tall and charming man that could lift any weight without a struggle. Ulric, his half brother, was also tall. He had bright orange curly hair that flowed beautifully down his rosy cheeks. Ulric and Tostig enjoyed mocking Sigurd and occasionally argued with him when he would state the obvious.
Now, imagine you are a peaceful Anglo-Saxon monk living a quiet life in a monastery in Lindisfarne.
Suddenly a longship arrives at the shore....it's the VIKINGS!
Watch the videos below.
Divide a page in your home learning page in half. On one side write Anglo-Saxons and on the other half write Vikings. Write how you think each group of people was feeling during the raid on Lindisfarne.