Wednesday 6th January 2021
Today, in Guided Reading, we are going to look at a non-fiction text based on the Battle of Stamford Bridge.
Firstly, what does the phrase "non-fiction" mean? Will this text be based on facts, or will it be more of a story if it is non-fiction? Discuss your answer with your siblings or grown-ups.
Let's start by reading the text; use a ruler or your finger to guide you as you read. Remember, commas indicate a pause in a sentence and full stops indicate the end of a sentence - keep that in mind as you are reading it out loud.
Read the text a couple of times before you start answering any questions. Start getting into the habit of giving a summary of what you have just read; if you can explain what you've just read in your own words, it shows that you understand it.
If the text is too small for you to read in the picture below, I have attached a pdf and a word documents version for you too.
Now that we have read the text and summarised it, let's have a go at a modelled question:
The first question is to find and copy the date that the battle started - this text is based on the Battle of Stamford Bridge and although another battle is mentioned, we are looking for the date that the Battle of Stamford started. Now, we all know that dates include numbers - you have a clue as to what you are looking for now!
This is a retrieval question - you retrieve the answer from the text!!!! The answer is directly in the text. Put your finger on your answer once you have found it!
Answer: 25th September 1066 - did you get the answer right?
Let's go through another modelled question:
The next question is who fought in the battle. Find that keyword in the text then put your finger on it. Read around that word now to work out the answer to this question.
Answer: the English army fought the Norwegian army.
Now have a go at these independent questions yourself. I have included answers so you can mark your work.
I have attached a music lesson based on a song that was sung at the end of the Anglo-Saxon dynasty, when the Normans began to rule. It is a medieval song and includes a variety of activities for you to have a go at.
I would like you to log onto TT Rockstars and practice your times tables for atleast 30 minutes.
Today we will be exploring what life was like in the Norman times. Let's start by watching this short video to find out more.
Using the information from the slides above, you need to decide which person would have said each statement (lords, knights, king or peasants) and circle it in pencil.