Developing Historical Enquiry through Quality Fiction - Vikings

3rd November, 2021 - 10:00 am to 15:30 pm
Number of attendees

Taught in collaboration with established children’s author, Tony Bradman, this half-day course explores how to use historical fiction to develop a cross-curricular unit of work. Inspired by Tony Bradman’s, Viking Boy and the associated historical era, this course will offer creative teaching approaches to support improved attainment in literacy and to teach history and other subject areas, effectively.

What you will learn:

This course will be delivered by one of CLPE’s expert teaching team alongside author Tony Bradman and has been designed to cover:

  • How to integrate books into teaching history and other subject areas.
  • Critical reading skills and how to evaluate sources.
  • Storytelling skills in fiction and non-fiction texts.
  • Incorporate creative teaching approaches to history effectively.

What participants will receive:

All participants will receive a copy of Viking Boy by Tony Bradman and their associated teaching notes to support implementation of ideas from the day, into your own classroom:

Learning outcomes:

Participants are provided with specific strategies to teaching history effectively and will be confident in:

  • Choosing appropriate high quality texts and planning activities to support literacy development across history and other subject areas
  • Strengthen subject knowledge of historical fiction
  • The opportunity to work with children’s author Tony Bradman and work with his book Viking Boy.

About Tony Bradman:

Tony Bradman has been involved in the world of children’s books for many years, as a writer of stories, poet, reviewer and editor. Early in his career he was probably best known for the Dilly the Dinosaur books and picture books such as Through My Window and In a Minute. In recent years he has acted as lead author on a major OUP reading scheme (Project X) and written a lot of historical fiction - stories about Shakespeare, the first and second world wars, the stone age, the Romans. He has won two Young Quills awards (from the Historical Association), one for Titanic: Death on the Water (written with his son Tom) in 2012, and one in 2018 for Anglo-Saxon Boy. His book Viking Boy is becoming an established resource for primary schools teaching the Vikings, and his most recent book is Winter of the Wolves, a tale of Anglo-Saxon migration to these islands. Tony has also edited many collections of short stories and poems, and is currently consulting on Voices, a BAME historical series for Scholastic - the first two books are by Bali Rai and Patrice Lawrence.

Book our face-to-face courses with full confidence that they will be run within government guidelines on health and safety and social distancing.  Like everyone, we are having to review the situation with regards to Covid-19 regularly. If government guidance changes then we will work with you to ensure that we can deliver an alternative that meets your needs and that gives your school the training you need.