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Friday 8th January

Word of the Day: sheepish

adjective: shy, ashamed, or uncomfortable

The way you feel when you do something silly.

Word pairs: sheepish grin/ sheepish laugh/ sheepish apology


Thinking back to the spelling rule we learnt on Wednesday, try to complete these sentences by choosing the correct word from this week's spelling list. You can check your answers by clicking the link at the end of this page.


LO: I can write sentences about Viking beliefs of the afterlife from the point of view of a Viking warrior.

I would like you to refer to the mind map that you created yesterday about Valhalla, and also to the video clips I attached. Using these ambitious words, below, write sentences about Viking beliefs of the afterlife. Imagine you are a Viking speaking about his thoughts of the afterlife. What might he say or think? Add these sentences to your mind map.


  • glorious afterlife
  • presided over
  • feast
  • dine
  • Odin
  • shields for roof tiles
  • drinking horns
  • Valkyries
  • mead

E.G. The finest mead and food fit for kings will be provided when we reach the halls of Valhalla!


       We will feast and dine both night and day as we recall our heroic deeds on the battlefield!


       I long to be taken by the Valkyries to the halls where brave warriors rest in the company of Odin.




For today's lesson please follow the link below.


Read the first of the Norse legends I have attached below: The Building of Asgard's Wall.



Listen to this brilliant song from Horrible Histories about the Vikings. I wonder if you have heard of Simon and Garfunkel. They sang together during the 1970's and recorded some beautiful songs together! This Horrible Histories song is inspired by their music. It's great!

Have you ever tried writing lyrics for a song? Sometimes Year 6 children feel inspired to write their own songs using a familiar tune they know well. We did this last year for the leavers assembly - it was brilliant! You can find the leavers singing their song if you click on the link for the Leavers Assembly.

If you feel inspired, you could write your own song! You could even record yourself singing it!

Main Activity:

Have you heard of the composer Hans Zimmer? He has created wonderful music for programmes like 'Blue Planet 2' and even the film 'The Lion King'. I am attaching a link to a piece of music he wrote called 'Earth'. There is a task linked to this music which also links beautifully with our Science topic. Enjoy!

Spelling Check - Answers