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A Literary Leaf for Viking Voyages


KS: Lower KS2

Year Group: Year 4

Literary Theme: Taking Courage

Author(s): Jack Tite

Overview and Outcomes:

This is a 15 session Literary Leaf for Viking Voyagers which covers aspects of the Lower Key Stage content domain.  By navigating this non-fiction text, children will discover facts about Vikings as well as their artefacts, mythology, religions and social structures through a range of engaging activites and comprehension tasks and quetions that will support their reading of the text.

Synopsis of text:

Around 1,200 years ago the legendary voyaging Norsemen set sail to raid and trade - the Viking Age had begun. Step back in time to find out what Viking life was like, how they travelled, where they traded and their rich mythology. Come face to face with a fearsome berserker, explore inside a Viking longhouse and learn how these expert boat builders made their fleets. 

Bold graphic illustrations of vibrant Viking characters, incredible artefacts and stunningly detailed scenes by author-illustrator Jack Tile showcase the Viking Age in full brilliant colour. Lively, engaging text throughout is informative and easy to read, and big fold-out pages allow you to discover the Vikings in exciting detail.


Vikings, artefects, Viking gods, archaeology

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