Arthur and the Golden Rope

Arthur and the Golden Rope by Joe Todd-Stanton

Arthur, a small boy fascinated by the magical tales of the town’s wise woman, is out exploring one day when he’s startled by a terrible howl. Too late, he watches as a huge wolf, Fenrir, puts out the village’s great fire, meaning that the village faces being frozen solid in a week – unless a Viking god relights the fire.

Main Focus: Past and Present Tense

In this activity your KS2 class must read through the passage from the book Arthur and the Golden Rope and identify the verbs in the text and write the present/past tense of the words.

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Main Focus: Inverted Commas

This resource focuses on inverted commas and will help your class identify inverted commas in passages or insert inverted commas where they should be included.

We have differentiated this reading resource to cater for both Year 3 and Year 4 children.

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Main Focus: Apostrophes

This resource helps your class identify the difference between suing apostrophes for contractions or possessions.

Your Year 3 / Year 4 must identify the apostrophe in the sentences and why it has been used.

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Main Focus: Punctuation/Editing

In this activity, your class will read the sentences/passages and identify the missing punctuation.

Your Lower KS2 class will need to add in capital letters, full stops, commas, apostrophes, question marks and exclamation marks to complete the sentences/passages.

This resource has been differentiated by reducing the amount of punctuation the child would be looking for and marking out where a piece of punctuation must go.

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Main Focus: Comprehension (First Half)

After reading the first half of Arthur and the Golden Rope book, your class can complete this comprehension and answer a range of questions based on their understanding, ability to retrieve information and apply their literacy knowledge.

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Main Focus: Comprehension (Second Half)

This comprehension is linked to the second half of  Arthur and the Golden Rope book which is a fantastic story linked to Vikings.

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Main Focus: Word Class

In this activity, your class must identify the difference classes of words used in the passages.

Your class will focus on: nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs.

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Main Focus: Vocabulary Extension

In this reading resource, we have taken some of the lovely vocabulary used by Joe Todd-Stanton and your class must look at the words and identify their meanings or try to explain in their own words what they think the word means.

Your can choose from six resources for your Lower KS2 class. Have a look through to see how we have differentiated this resource.

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Main Focus: Non-Fiction

This is a non-fiction resource linked to The Vikings and more specifically to Norse Mythology, focusing on Gods, Goddesses, the Yggdrasil Tree and more.

The Vikings believed in many different Gods and Goddesses. Each god had its own personality. The main gods were Odin, Thor and Frey.

  • Odin was the Viking god of wisdom and war.
  • Thor was very strong. There are many stories of his battles against giants and monsters, whom he defeated with his mighty hammer.
  • Frey was the god of fertility and birth. When Vikings married, they would ask Frey to bless them with many children. Frey’s sister Freyja was the goddess of fertility and love.
  • Loki was part god and part devil. He loved to get into mischief.
  • Berserk Tyr was the Viking God of War. Warriors called Berserkir prepared for battle by wearing bearskin cloaks and working themselves into a frenzy.

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