This half term, the children have been learning about Tudor life under King Henry VIII and how the Tudors changed the world that we live in. We have focussed on learning about key people in this period, changes to the church, houses, daily life and what they did for fun. In art, children looked at how Tudor houses were built and investigated the different texture of these materials. Our Book in English has been Diver’s Daughter by Patrice Lawrence. This books tells the story of Eve, a young black girls living in Tudor London. Using this book, we explored ideas of identity and discrimination in PHSE and made links to Black History Months and the slave trade involving Tudor explorers. In Science, we have been learning about the Earth, Sun and Moon.
Next half term, we will be looking at the Victorian era. Through this topic, the children will learn about the reign of Queen Victoria, the lives of working children, schools in Victorian times and of the many life-changing inventions that originated from this time. The children will also focus on the life and work of the painter, William Morris. After studying his work, they will create their own masterpieces influenced by his style.
Please find below our knowledge organiser for the autumn term: