KS2 English: Viking Sagas - Episode 10
Loki and Iduna are flying back to Asgard - he as a falcon, she as a sparrow - and the eagle-giant, Thiassi, is after them. As Loki and Iduna near Asgard they can see Odin and Heimdall standing on the battlements. Heimdall has gathered firewood and is about to set it ablaze.
Thiassi is almost upon them. Loki and Iduna dive into the smoke caused by the bonfire...they can see nothing...collide with eachother and fall at Odin's feet...where Loki turns himself back into his normal shape and Iduna into hers. Then Heimdall fans the flames: Thiassi's wings are scorched...and he's swallowed in the fire.
Thiassi is defeated but Loki still has a problem: Iduna has been nowhere near him and he's still growing older and weaker. So Odin, Loki and Heimdall go to find Iduna. But when Loki asks for an apple she hesitates. What should happen to Loki...forgiveness or punishment?
This series can be used to increase pupils' familiarity with a broad range of texts and narratives, including myths, legends and traditional stories and to make connections between these and other stories they are familiar with.
It will also support a broad range of writing objectives.
This series is relevant for teaching English at KS2, in England and Wales and Northern Ireland, and at First and Second Level in Scotland.