Year 5 Sp1: Viking Kennings & Spells – Pathways to Poetry


This new and exciting poetry unit is the first in a set of 3 released this year (if purchased as part of Pathways to Write this set aligns with spring 1 core unit). All aspects of poetry from the NC in reading, spoken language and writing composition will be covered across the full set. Summer 1 and Autumn 1 poetry units will be released in March and July 2021 respectively.

Viking Kennings & Spells

In this unit, pupils experiment with metaphors to write kennings and create their own good luck spells for a Viking warrior. They imagine they are Viking poets or ‘Skalds’, exploring synonyms and finding language features in the poem before writing and performing their own.

You will receive an email with a link to download the planning and resources booklet.

You may also like to consider our poetry units for autumn 2, spring 2 and summer 2.


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