Viking Boy

Viking Boy by Tony Bradman

Gunnar is the son of a Viking chieftain, living peacefully on his family steading with his mother, father and their people – until they are raided by Skuli and his Wolf Men, who raze his home to the ground and take his father’s life. Gunnar swears an oath to avenge his father’s death and save his mother, but first he must save himself.

Main Focus: Vocabulary Extension - Chapter 2

This activity focuses on the vocabulary from chapter 2 of Viking Boy and is aimed at Year 5 and Year 6 children.

In this activity, we have taken some of the lovely vocabulary and your class will complete the sentences by adding in words that would be fit.

This resource has been differentiated three ways to cater for KS2 classes. In this first resource, your class can try to find the sentences in the chapter or they can choose words of their own. If you want, your class could also use a synonym of the correct word that would also fit.

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Main Focus: Characters - Finding Evidence / Emotions / Show, not Tell

In this resource, your class will look at how the author uses show, not tell in respect to the characters feelings/reactions within chapter 3. Your class are challenged to find evidence of feelings/emotions in the chapter of the Viking Boy book for KS2.

You can choose which resource best suits your class from the three we have created for Year 5 and Year 6 classes.

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Main Focus: Non-Fiction Comprehension - Chapter 4

This is a non fiction resource based on Odin’s Valkyries.

Valkyries are female creatures from Norse mythology who are believed to select brave warriors to die in battle and be taken to Valhalla in preparation for Ragnarok.

Your class will read the resource and answer the comprehension questions.

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Main Focus: Comprehension - Chapter 5

This is a comprehension resource aimed at Year 5 and Year 6 classes.

This comprehension focuses on chapter 5 of the book and asks retrieval, inference and vocabulary related questions. Your KS2 class will answer the questions as best as they can using the story and their understanding.

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Main Focus: Punctuation - Chapter 6

This resource helps your class edit an unpunctuated piece of writing by adding in the correct punctuation.

Your KS2 class will add in capital letters, full stops, commas, inverted commas, apostrophes for possession and contractions, and a question mark.

Once your class have completed this activity, they can then compare their punctuation to the text.

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Main Focus: Tenses - Chapter 9

This activity focuses on chapter 9 of Viking Boy. For each of the verbs listed, which are found in Chapter 9, your class will change them to both past and present tense.

Your KS2 class will need to think carefully about the spelling of each.

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Main Focus: Character Study - Chapter 13

In this activity, your class will read chapter 13 and delve deeper into the characters.

Your UKS2 class will explore the characters by answering questions and making deductions, ‘what does this tell us?’

The activity for Year 5 and Year 6 classes focuses on Gunnar, Rurik and Ari from the Viking Boy book by Tony Bradman.

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Main Focus: Comprehension - Chapter 15

This comprehension is linked to chapter 15 of the book.

Your class will answer questions based on pages 142-151. The questions are split into categories of retrieval, inference and vocabulary.

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Main Focus: Inference - Chapter 16

This Year 5 / Year 6 resource focuses on chapter 16 and inference.

Your class must read the full chapter and answer the questions. We have differentiated this activity for KS2 and have included a true or false resource too.

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Main Focus: Show, not Tell - Chapter 17

This resource focuses on show, not tell and chapter 17.

For each extract from the book, your class will choose the most appropriate emotion that the author is showing without telling.

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