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 email@example.com
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.
* 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:
Esha, Lisa, Tymon, Marley, Safwan, Rhema : 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.
Sabah, Saira, Aayan. M, Ravi, Umar and Afsana : As above, but write four paragraphs building on your own knowledge of the Tudors.