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Week 1

Introducing our new book... There's a Viking in my Bed!


Take a closer look at the pictures of the front and back covers of the book.

  • What do you predict will happen in the story?
  • How could a Viking end up in someone's bed?!

Write your prediction in a paragraph. Use evidence from the book cover to help you. When you have finished, find out a bit more about the author Jeremy Strong by going on his website 



RE 'big write' lesson (see the RE tab)



Read the first chapter of 'There's a Viking in my Bed'. 

  • How would you describe the character of Sigurd the Viking?

Create a character profile of Sigurd using the activity sheet below. Remember to describe both his appearance and personality using evidence from chapter 1.



Remind yourself of what happened in chapter 1 of the story.

  • What have you learnt so far about the character of Sigurd the Viking?
  • How did Sigurd arrive in England?

Find out a bit more about Viking longships by watching the Viking Longships video on the BBC Bitesize website.


Look at this image of a Viking longship at sea. This could be Sigurd's boat! Write a description of the image using adjectives and similes. Your work should:

  • Describe the boats appearance
  • Describe how it moves
  • Describe how it sounds
  • Describe the scene around it