Year 5 Project - Off with Her Head!
Let’s travel back in time to meet the terrifying Tudors.
During this project, we’ll meet a very important figure from history who will give us a problem to solve. Online research will help us to write biographies about influential people of the period, and we’ll use source materials to create a Tudor timeline. Tudor portraits will provide us with the inspiration to create royal paintings; we’ll learn a courtly dance and compose Tudor music. Our geography skills will help us to compare maps of Tudor London to present day London and plot Anne Boleyn’s journey to her execution. Internet research will help us learn more about Henry’s life, his marriages and his break from the Roman Catholic church.
At the end of the project, we’ll create and perform a rhyme to help us remember key dates from the Tudor period and make a life-sized model of Henry VIII. It will be huge! In PE, we’ll learn some dance moves and hold a Tudor ‘dance off’. Maybe some of the Tudor royal family will be the judges!
Help your child prepare for their project
The Tudors were a domineering dynasty who changed the course of history. Why not visit a local museum to learn more about Tudor times? You could also visit a town with Tudor architecture. Look out for black and white, timber-framed buildings. They will be easy to spot! Or visit your local library to find out more about this fascinating family.
Memorable Experience - Elizabeth I deathbed scene
History - The Tudors
Computing - Research; Data Handling; Presentations
Art and Design - Portraits; Sketching Tudor fashions; 3-D modelling
Geography - Maps
Science Investigation - Why does a compass always point north?
Next week we will continue our work on journalistic writing
Complete 3 progressions on MathsWhizz. Your focus this week is Shape & Space.
This week's homework is;