In this topic the children learn historical background relating to each of the Tudor monarchs.We use a range of sources to find out about the sinking of the Mary Rose and the invasion of the Spanish Armada.
The children experience a Tudor day in which everyone dresses up in Tudor costumes. We are visited by a theatre group and learn more about Tudor medicine, food and Tudor homes. The children take part in a Tudor banquet and are entertained by jesters who bear an uncanny resemblance to some of our teachers.
As part of the English connected to this topic, we watch a performance by William Shakespeare performed by the fabulous theatre group 'Hobgoblin'. Children learn how to paint in portrait style and sketch a number of artefacts.