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'Viking Boy' English Scheme of Work

'Viking Boy' English Scheme of Work


This seven-week English scheme of Work has been centred around ‘Viking Boy’ by Tony Bradman. This thoroughly engaging text follows Gunnar’s journey as he tries to avenge his father’s death, with many challenges along the way. This 35 x 1 hour English Scheme of Work is written for Years 5 and 6 (aged 9-11). All Learning Intentions come from the National Curriculum for Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation for Upper Key Stage 2.

During this unit, the children have two extended writing tasks:

• Narrative Writing

• Journalistic Writing

Many grammar aspects are explicitly covered within the scheme: expanded noun phrases, direct speech, relative clauses using relative pronouns, making effective vocabulary choices and the use of dictionaries and thesauruses.

Furthermore, the scheme covers various reading objectives, including performance poetry, inference, providing justifications with views, the impact of figurative language and identifying the meaning of words in context.

This scheme has been written with teachers’ time in mind! Every resource you will need for the seven weeks are provided within the download. This includes differentiated activities, planning sheets for the children, posters for the Working Wall and word banks. You just need a few minutes to print them off! Finally, our scheme includes bespoke educational videos, each one focusing on an objective, and all resource illustrations are hand-drawn which engage the children further.


Have you seen our 'She Wolf' English scheme of work? If you are looking for an amazing Viking text based on a female protagonist then click here 


Text Copyright ©2012 Tony Bradman

Illustrations/Cover © 2012 Pierre-Denis Goux

From VIKING BOY written by Tony Bradman and illustrated by Pierre-Denis Goux

Reproduced by permission of Walker Books Ltd, London SE11 5HJ


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