Big and strong, powerful and brave, the Saxons wave their battle axes and brandish their swords as they begin to invade Britain’s Shores.
Sail back to the Dark Ages, where battles were rife and fear reigned. Find out about the life the Saxons, including how they lived and where they came from. Meet the bloodthirsty Vikings from Scandinavia – never before had such terror swept the land.
Are you ready to shine a light on the dangerous and deadly Dark Ages…?
For Spring 1, we are reading the following books for our guided reading sessions and our class reads.
Author: Rob Lloyd Jones
Genre: Classic literature - Epic Heroic Writing
In fifth-century Denmark, a murderous monster stalks the night, and only the great prince of the Geats has the strength and courage to defeat him. Beowulf's terrifying quest to destroy Grendel, the foul fiend, a hideous sea-hag and a monstrous fire-dragon is the oldest surviving epic in British literature.
Text: Loki: A Bad God's Guide to Being Good
Author: Louie Stowell
Genre: Humour Fantasy Fiction
After one trick too many, Loki is banished to live on Earth as a "normal" school boy. Forbidden from using his AWESOME godly powers, Loki must show moral improvement. As he records his lies THE TRUTH in his magical (judgemental) diary, it becomes clear Loki hasn’t a clue how to tell good from evil, trust from tricks, or friends from enemies.
For Spring 2, we are reading the following books for our guided reading sessions and our class reads.
Text: Arthur and The Golden Rope
Author: Joe Todd-Stanton
Genre: Comic, Graphic Novel
Imagine a vault so cavernous that it could contain all the world's greatest treasures and relics, from mummified remains of ancient monarchs to glistening swords brandished by legendary warriors. Who could be in charge of such a vault and how did he come into possession of such a unique collection? Who is...Professor Brownstone?