4B – Friday 15th May – Home Learning – English

This work is your home learning in English for today (Friday 15th May) and Monday 18th May. This means that you have 4 days, including the weekend, to do the work. It needs to be quality and lots of effort needs to be put into it. It will form a large chunk of your final information text so it would be better done on paper so you can keep it for the end of next week’s final draft. Please still send in a photo of your work to y4upload@broadheath.coventry.sch.uk

This task is all about collecting, learning and organising information. This information will form your information texts about the Tudors next week that you have already written the introduction for on Wednesday.

You need to start of by doing some research and write notes under a subheading then turning the notes into a detailed paragraph. Here is an example of notes taken from the following page.
Remember notes only have simple information, they are not full sentences and are separated by bullet points.

Tudor Food:
* ate lots of fresh food
* no fridges or freezers
* no forks
* 75% of diet meat – oxen, deer, calves, pigs, badger, wild boar
* bread most meals – different for poor and rich
* lots of fresh fruit and veg – no food from abroad until the end
* fish eaten by people near rivers and sea
* had to eat fish on fridays and at Lent
* drank ale and rich drank wine
* water unfit for drinking

Now these notes need to be turned into a detailed paragraph under a subheading.

During Tudor times, people ate their food as fresh as possible because there was no such thing as fridges or freezers to store food for long periods. Did you know there was no forks in Tudor times? It’s true, they ate using their hands, knives and spoons. A quarter, thats 75%, of a wealthy Tudor’s diet would have been meat and they would eat animals like oxen, deer, calves, pigs and wild boars. They would even eat badgers. How disgusting is that! Bread would be eaten with most meals too, but the rich and poor had different types of bread. I would think that the rich bread tasted better. Wouldn’t you? Lots of fruit and vegetables were eaten too, but only ones that could be grown in Britain. Food from other countries only started arriving late in the Tudor reign. If you lived by the sea or a river, you would eat fish but everyone had to eat fish on a Friday and during Lent. Because water was unfit to drink, because it was contaminated with sewage, Tudors drank ale. Rich Tudors would also drink wine.

As you can see, this is very detailed, and your work needs to aspire to these standards too. Fronted adverbials, conjunctions, technical vocabulary, a range of punctuation (.?!,) and information text features are a must.

Here are the websites you can use to do the research:

Alisha, James, Abdulah, Eesa, Harris, Roma, Asilah, Musab, Ellie: Research two areas of Tudor life and make notes. Then write your paragraphs.

All other pupils: Research 3 areas of Tudor life and make notes. Then, write three paragraphs with subheadings in your own words.

Shabaz, Aleena, Danyaal, Raihaan, Rasan, Rahima: As above, but write four paragraphs building on your own knowledge of the Tudors.

38 thoughts on “4B – Friday 15th May – Home Learning – English

  1. The Tudor period is the period between 1485 and 1603
    The first Tudor monarch was king Henry VII .
    Henry VII became king of England in 1509.
    The Tudor period is the period between 1485 and 1603 and the first monarch was King Henry VII.Henry VII became king of England in 1509 after his dad past away.henry VII used until his death in 1547.

    • Elyas, this is not enough. You should have done 3 paragraphs. Doing work at nearly 11 o’clock at night is probably not the best idea and your won’t produce your best work. I need more than this please.

  2. Clothing
    Tudors didn’t have the clothing we had normally rich people would wear diamond 💎 necklaces or diamond bracelets and really However the poor people’s clothes were a lot different because they made there own clothes
    Which whatever the weather was they would always make something which would keep them warm
    Despite the fact that the Italian ports such as Venice were powerful in there commerce,during the 2 centuries preceding to Henry VIIs throne,
    England’s trade has greatly improved

    • I will pass this onto Miss Phillpotts as this is on the 4B blog.

      Where are your full stops?
      Why have you started a new line for each fact? This is a paragraph.
      For it to class as a paragraph in Year 4, you need over 3 sentences, so lots more work to do.

  3. Tudor Houses:
    Tudor houses all had a (an) effect called the black and white effect.There are still some Tudor houses in their original form in England, some of them which are still being lived in today.Most Tudor houses had a wooden frame that you could see on the outside and were made out of wooden pegs,the Tudor houses had a tall chimney, a steep roof and a fireplace.The walls were made from daub which is a mixture of sand and clay. Most Tudor houses did (didn’t) have a toilet , a toilet in Tudor times was a privy. People would go outside to use the toilet anywhere in a bucket or a hole . Glass was very expensive in Tudor times so most houses did not have glass windows and when people moved out they would take the windows with them. Furniture in Tudor times was very big and heavy made out of oak.
    Tudor foods:
    People ate with their hands, spoons and knives.There was no freezers in the Tudor times meaning all the food was mostly kept fresh so there was no place to store food to be eaten later .They kept the animals alive for the whole year until they would need to be eaten so meat would always be fresh.Deer and rabbit would be hung from the ceiling for a few days to make it taste better. The rich would have a garden with herbs to flavour their food.Honey was much more cheaper than sugar so honey was used to sweeten their foods and also preserve fruits because it was only available in season. Water was always contaminated so they use to drink wine and the poor ale.The poor Tudors used to mainly have a soup called pottage with bread.
    Tudor sports and games:
    Some games were reserved for the nobility.Some games were for the poor and the lower classes.Rich Tudors played bowls, skittles and tennis.The poor Tudors used to play football(, but) it was very different today the ball was made out inflated pigs bladder.The Tudor version of tennis was played inside with a leather ball stuffed with real human hair.It was mostly enjoyed by the wealthy and members of the royal family.People from both sides (nobility and lower classes) enjoyed cock fighting.(two people were forced to fight to the death) and bear bating which was when a chained bear was being forced to fight a pack of dogs.
    Tudor crime and punishment:
    In Tudor times there was no police but the crime was widespread.But the punishments were harsh in belief that it would stop criminals from stop doing crimes.Having peoples heads sliced off (beheading) was the most popular punishment form of execution.Often, severed heads would be displayed around the London streets as a sign of punishment to make people scared of doing a crime.Public execution was really popular and some people has (have) estimated about 70,000 people were executed during the reign of Henry VIII.

    • Raihaan, this is superb! ✨✨✨✨
      I have made some very minor alterations to the text, but overall it is fantastic!
      The only thing I would say is there are only a few fronted adverbials. You might want to add some in when we do our first draft.

  4. Tuder life style.
    In the tudor times they had crops and animals to sell and trade.
    Not many children would go to school(.) (T)he only children that would go to school would be the wealthy children who’s parent’s could afford it. Poor children would stay at home and help with the chores.

    Women were expected to look after the children whilst the man/ father would go to work. Men would often work in a cornfield/ farm.
    Factories weren’t popular because of poor technology.
    Women would teach there daughters how to sew.
    Women would stay at home and clean and cook.

  5. The Tudors
    1/In the (time of the) Tudors a man called king Henry the VIII (was king) and he had 7 wives and some survived (but) some died.
    2/In those days there were no police, not even a single ONE.
    Poor Tudors
    All the poor Tudors were forced to work 6 days a week and they only had days off on a Sunday and holidays but their holidays didn’t last much (very) long.
    They also had one meal a day and those were (it usually included) cheese and vegetables.
    Tudor music
    Did you know that king Henry wrote songs as well?

    • Thank you Leyad. I have made a few corrections because your grammar is not quite correct.
      Also, a paragraph needs to be at the very least over 3 sentences, so please use the research links to add more facts.

  6. The six wives
    Long ago, in the tudor times there was a king called henery the 8th .Hendry had six wives , with two of the wives was divorced two was beheaded one died and one survived.There is a way of remembering the six wives divorced , beheaded ,died ,divorced , beheaded, survived .
    Poor people and the rich
    Life for the poor in Tudor times was harsh.
    poor Tudors The poor had to work hard and struggled to survive. Many poor people lives lived in villages doing farm work or making cloth in their own homes for very little pay. They worked six days a week and only had holy days and public holidays off work. However , on the other hand rich people had much nicer food and much nicer clothing .
    Tudor medicine
    Medicine in the Tudor times were based on Herbal remedies and not science. Medicine was very rare for the poor Tudors then the rich Tudors. Also if the poor Tudors need a docter of health care they would get treated by there family members .

  7. People eat lots of food in the tudor time but sadly none of the poor people got lots of food.
    Lots of rich people hads so many food.
    Henry died from eating to much meat and all the rich people ate to much meat that they never ate somthing healthy so the poor had hardly anything.
    Henry had six wives that died beheaded divorces died beheaded and survive.

    • Thank you Asilah. There are some things here that need some attention. First, make sure you are always writing in the past tense. Also, what is the subheading for this? Most of it is about food, but the last fact is about his wives.
      The other thing is that your sentences don’t quite make sense.
      Here is my version of what you were trying to say.

      In Tudor times, rich people ate lots of food, mostly meat, but, sadly, the poor didn’t have much food. It is thought, Henry died because he ate too much meat because the rich ate mostly meat, which isn’t healthy. Henry had six wives which didn’t last. You can remember what happened to them using a rhyme.

  8. Tudor food:
    In the Tudor times people did not have fridges or freezers to store their food in. The rich drank wine and people who lived near the river ate a lot of fish. People also ate different animals such a deer, pigs and oxen. They ate a lot of fruit and vegetables. Bread was eaten quite often but bread was different for the rich and the poor.
    They did not drink a lot of water as it would be polluted, harmful bacteria and was filthy so that is why people drank wine.
    Tudor clothing:
    Poor people wore simple, loose fitting clothes made from woollen cloth.Women wore a dress of wool that went down to the ground.Rich ladies wore padded skirts held up with loops and colourful floor-length gowns. Rich men wore white silk shirts, frilled at the neck and wrists. Over this they wore a double and close-fitting striped trousers. Material for clothes was (were) very expensive such as silk because it is (was) a very valuable material whereas woollen (wool) was cheaper so poor people bought that. Gold, silver, crimson or scarlet, deep indigo blue, violet colours and even deep black and pure white colours were only worn by the upper class. Poor people wore brown or beige, in the yellow and orange and grey.
    Tudor schools:
    Not many children went to school as they could not pay the fees so the rich peoples(‘s) kids used to go as they had enough money for school clothes and or the fees. Richer boys went to grammar school or some children were home schooled. Parents did not think it was necessary for their daughters to go to school as they would just be doing house work however richer girls had a private education at home. Children often had to speak Latin at school and were also taught how to read and write.

  9. Tudor medicines
    Tudor medicine mostly consisted of herbal remedies. Poor Tudors would get basic health care from their own family members. Also the rich would get a lot of treatment. Herbal remedies were often known as ‘simples’ because most Tudor women would have known how to make them and it would be easy. The Tudors didn’t know about antibiotics.

    • Thank you Danyaal, but it is a similar story to your first paragraph. Almost all your sentence start with a noun. You need to be demonstrating different sentence starters/fronted adverbials. Use Monday to edit and improve.

  10. Tudor sports
    The Tudor version of tennis was played indoors with human hair.
    There was no end to the number of players. Also the ball could be thrown, kicked or carried. Anyone was allowed to tackle, punch and trip there opponent. The Tudors liked to play cards and number games like chess. People in the lower classes played games like football.

    Tudor foods
    Poor people ate food like bread and vegetable and rich people ate food like expensive meat. Herbs were mostly used for a type of flavour. Honey was used to sweeten food and drinks. Rich people would use wine glasses and poor people would use wooden goblets.

  11. Where did the tudors live.
    Tudors lived in the countryside, big cities and towns. Places like london, Bristol and Norwich. These are places in England, most people live in small villages.

    Tudor food.
    Ate a lot of fresh food
    No freezer or fridges
    No forks
    Had to eat fish on Fridays
    Water was unfit for drinking
    Drank ale and rich drank wine

    The Tudors ate a lot of fresh foods for dinner, because they didn’t have no (any) freezer or fridges to keep the food fresh for longer. They didn’t have no forks and they ate with there hands. Tudors have (had) to eat fish on Fridays and at lent, the water was unfit to drink. Tudors drank ale and the rich drank wine.

  12. Tudor food
    People ate lots of food in Tudor times but poor people had nearly any food.Rich people had so much meat and wouldn’t eat vegetables.It was though that Henry died from eating too much meat.They wouldn’t eat any vegetables because it was for peasants.Some people went hunting for food and sometimes ate wild boar ,swans and pigs .Some peasants didn’t listen to the law and went hunting because the law said hunting was for rich People not poor people. So rich people had an idea that they execute poor people. Loads of people were executed during the reign of Tudor monarchs

    • A good paragraph Rayyan. Just a few things to think about.

      *It is unclear what you mean by this. Please edit it.
      “People ate lots of food in Tudor times but poor people had nearly any food.”

      *This isn’t strictly true. They wouldn’t eat much vegetables, but they would eat some and you have repeated the information.
      “Rich people had so much meat and wouldn’t eat vegetables.”
      “They wouldn’t eat any vegetables because it was for peasants.”

    Music for the poorer people would have been played in the market or theatre. Music was religious in tudor times. Travilling musicians had to have a licence to play.

    During the tudor times half of the people were poor. Most poor people worked 6 days a week only Sundays of. Many of them pretended to be mad or disabled so they could legally beg for money.

    Rich TUDORS played bowls skittles and tennis. The tudor version of tennis was a leather ball stuffed with human hair. Members of the lower classes used to play a common sport football.

    The games a toys played today were also played in the tudor times like chess, dice, cards, and some board games and squares fox and geese.

    • This is a good start Aleena, but the paragraphs are currently too short. Paragraphs should be over 3 sentences at the very least, so you will need to add some more facts for each subheading.

      You don’t need to do this today, as I have given you today and Monday to do this task. So on Monday, add some more information on a seperate piece of paper or comment, so when you do it in best, you can put it all together.

  14. Henry VIII and his 6 wife’s.
    Catherine of Aragon was born in Madrid and was married to Arthur Tudor. When Arthur died and Henry VIII became King of England(,) Catherine of Aragon married Henry VIII.
    Anne Boleyn was Henry’s second wife after Catherine of Aragon. Also she(Did you know) she didn’t have her sixth finger (and). No person (no-one actually knows when she was born. (?)
    Jane Seymour was Henry’s third wife. Jane Seymour was born in about 1508. Henry married Jane Seymour at the Palace of Whitehall in London and it was just 11 days after Anne Boleyn was beheaded.
    Catherine Howard was Henry’s fourth wife. Catherine’s first name was spelt in several different ways. Catherine Howard was born in the 1500. Henry married Catherine. The ceremony took place on 28th July 1540.
    Catherine Parr was Henry’s fifth wife. Catherine Parr was born in 1512. Catherine and Henry VIII married on 12th July 1543.
    After Henry died and Catherine Parr survived.

    • Thanks Danyaal. I have made some corrections to the first few sentences so it reads a little better and includes a question. The words in brackets are the words I have added/changed.
      For the rest of it, the facts are good. Now you need to consider how you are delivering these facts. If you look at your sentences, they all start with a noun or pronoun. Where is your use of fronted adverbials? What about an exclamation sentence?
      Your work is OK, but I know you are capable of wonderful so that’s what I want to see.

  15. Crime and punishment.
    During Tudor times, unbelievably there were no police! In spite of this, laws were severe and people were cruelly punished. Astonishingly, public executions were seen as a great source of entertainment , complete with souvenirs for people to purchase! The type of crimes inflicted on folk were nothing short of stomach churning….. being boiled alive, burnt at the stake, crushed to death, hanging from the gallows and beheading to name a few!
    Terrifyingly, more than 70,000 people were issued the death penalty during the reign of Henry VIII.

    • These are beautifully written. Some of the language is superb. Can you help others who read your work understand these words by defining them? It will be like you are a mini teacher!

  16. Tudor clothes and fashion.
    Clothes were a dominant part of the Tudor era, particularly for kings and queens. Their garments comprised of exorbitant materials such as silk, satin and velvet. These materials would have been in an array of vibrant colours like gold, purple and crimson. Such colours were forbidden for the ordinary folk to wear! Favoured items of the time, were tight coats called doublets and a diverse collection of hats and cloaks. Surprisingly, from the 15th century, laws dictated what people wore. Wigs were a well liked fashion item amongst women. Rumour has it that Mary queen of Scots, had her wig fall off when she was beheaded!

  17. The six wives
    Henry the 8th had six wives, two were divorced, two were beheaded, one died and one survived . There is a way of remembering the six wives, it goes like this: Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived.
    Rich Tudors .
    In the tudor times there was a big difference in how poor people and rich people were treated . Rich Tudors were treated nicely however the poor
    People were not treated as good as the rich. For example when rich people aren’t feeling good and need a doctor a surgeon would come however the poor people had to be treated by their family.

    Tudor medicine
    Medicine in the tudor times were not based around science it was based around herbal remedies. Medicine also was very rare for the poor Tudors than the rich Tudors .

    • I have made a few corrections. For example, you have used was instead of were a few times.
      Also remember, wife’s = something belonging to the wife e.g. the wife’s hat. The plural of wife = wives.

      The main problem you have here is that there is not enough detail in any of your three paragraphs. A paragraph is not 2 or 3 sentences. This is why I have given you from today until Tuesday to complete this task… it is not a quick task.

      Please spend time over the weekend and Monday editing and improving so that you have far more detail.

  18. Henry VIII was King of England and Ireland from 21 April 1509 until 28 January 1547, and is perhaps one of the most famous monarchs in English history.Born on 28 June 1491 at Greenwich Palace in London, Henry was the second eldest son to Henry VII and Elizabeth of York.

    Richard III (2 October 1452 – 22 August 1485) was King of England and Lord of Ireland from 1483 until his death in 1485. He was the last king of the House of York and the last of the Plantagenet dynasty. His defeat and death at the Battle of Bosworth Field, the last decisive battle of the Wars of the Roses, marked the end of the Middle Ages in England. He is the protagonist of Richard III, one of William Shakespeare’s history plays.

    Edward VI (12 October 1537 – 6 July 1553) was the King of England and Ireland from 28 January 1547 until his death. He was crowned on 20 February at the age of nine.Edward was the son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour, and England’s first monarch to be raised as a Protestant. During his reign, the realm was governed by a regency council because he never reached maturity. The council was first led by his uncle Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset (1547–1549), and then by John Dudley, 1st Earl of Warwick (1550–1553), who from 1551 was Duke of Northumberland.

  19. All other pupils: Research 3 areas of Tudor life and make notes. Then, write three paragraphs with subheadings in your own words.
    i have done it on a sheet of paper i will send it to you.

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