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All English work can be completed in your English books - please ensure you are keeping the standard high by joining your writing and presenting your work neatly. Just as you would in school.



We were due to start a new English topic today - so we will have a go at doing it in a slightly different way.

First, watch the video linked below (Jotun).

Second, consider these questions:

  • Who are they?
  • What has happened?
  • Can you work out which parts are past tense (i.e a flashback) and which are present (happening now)? If not watch again.
  • There are no words. So what is the story behind the video?

Third, re-watch from 52seconds to 2mins 40seconds. Using the screen shot images you all have, sequence them in order. Do this part without the video. Go back and check, were you correct?

Four, look closely at the scenery, the weather. How would you feel? How is he feeling? Would could you hear and see? Create a word bank of words you could use to describe the scene in this section of the story. Remember year 6 vocabulary!!! Cold, white, big and small are not words that will impress me. Can you use a thesaurus to help you?


Watch the video again if you need to. Today I would like you to write a paragraph describing the scene. Use the word bank that you built up yesterday to support you.

Can you include:

  • expanded noun phrases
  • similes/personification/metaphors

Can you share your paragraph with another member of the class? You might even be able to do some shared revision and editing.


Watch the video from 2mins 14seconds to 3mins 28seconds. The Battle. 

Copy the following questions into your book and have a go at answering. Please write in full sentences and give detail. Use a PEE (point, evidence, explain) chain format to support your writing.

Who do you think the sword belongs to?

What happened when the young viking picked the sword up?

What three words would you use to describe the Viking long-ship?

What three words would you use to describe the Viking warriors?

What do you think the mysterious black figure in the clouds is?

What significance does sword have in the story?





Monday 30 Nov


Read through your story (if nothing else it helps you remember where you are up to). What have you included? What have you still to put in? In no particular order these should be there:-


Sentences all make sense.

All capital letters and full stops.

Commas in a list.

Parenthesis with commas, brackets and dashes.



Complex sentences with conjunctions.

Compound sentence ('and').

Speech with inverted commas.


Sentences start in a variety of ways.

Question mark.

Exclamation mark (but in an exclamation).


More challenging things:




Mixture of short and long sentences for effect.

Expanded noun phrases. (Technically this can just be an adjective and a noun - old ship . A more powerful example would be the ancient weathered timbers groaned in the relentless storm.)

Show not tell. Jotun stared at the troll, a smile flickering across his face, before he raised his sword and leaped towards his foe. Is better than Jotun wasn't scared. Make the reader work.


Tuesday 1st Dec


Finish the story, bring it to a conclusion, redraft any improvements you can think of and edit any spelling mistakes you spot. Please bring this in with you on Wednesday.




Repeat step 7 above (prevsious week)


Next we you are going to publish your work as a 2 page spread. You can do this on a double page in your topic books. This is your final copy of your work, the best version.


Plan how you want to set your work out. Do a rough drawing on some paper, your paragraphs still need to be in the right order so that it can be easily read/followed.

You could include fact boxes (you might use bullet points to include a did you know box), your work can be bright, bold and colourful to engage your reader. You can include pictures, if you can you could print some off or you could draw them. 


Make sure your final published version is finished for when you return to school on Wednesday.