4W – Wednesday 20th May – Home Learning – English

Today is your first draft of your Tudor information text. Don’t panic! You should have done most of the work. Last week, you should have written your introduction, the main paragraphs and this week you have drawn pictures with captions. If you have kept up with all of this, all you need to do now is put it all together into one text. When you are doing this, please look at any feedback you have been given and try to improve it where you can.

Please don’t spend too much time on the presentation today, as this is a first draft. After you have done this, I will give you some feedback in order to improve your work. Tomorrow, you will need to action this feedback and present the text in best as your final piece.

Here are the blogs you might need to look back on to find your work and remember what you did:
INTRODUCTION: https://www.broadheath.coventry.sch.uk/4w-wednesday-13th-may-home-learning-english/
TUDOR MEDICINE: https://www.broadheath.coventry.sch.uk/4w-thursday-14th-may-home-learning-english/
MAIN PARAGRAPHS: https://www.broadheath.coventry.sch.uk/4w-friday-15th-may-home-learning-english/
CAPTIONS: https://www.broadheath.coventry.sch.uk/?p=145944&preview=true

Here are the 2 example texts we looked at at the beginning of last week. Remember, you need to be including all the features of an information text

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19 thoughts on “4W – Wednesday 20th May – Home Learning – English

  1. THE TUDOR TIMES
    The Tudors were a Welsh-English family that ruled England and Wales (1485 to 1603), starting with the first monarch, King Henry VII (1457–1509). The Tudors ruled for 118 years and Tudor England saw two of the strongest monarchs ever to sit on the English throne who were King Henry VIII and his daughter Queen Elizabeth I.
    TUDOR FOOD
    The Tudors could keep the animals they used for food alive, so meat was available all year round.
    Fruit and vegetables could only be eaten when they were in season.
    Potatoes were not introduced to the UK until Elizabeth’s reign and then would only have been available to the rich.
    The Catholic religion of the early Tudors meant that they could not eat meat on a Friday and often not on a Wednesday. On these days fish was eaten instead.
    There was no fresh drinking water and so ale was drank with a meal. The very rich may have wine.
    Three-quarters of the Tudor diet was made up of meat – oxen, deer, calves, pigs or wild boar. They also ate a lot of chicken and other birds – pigeons and sparrows. Peacocks may have been eaten by the very rich.
    TUDOR MEDICINE
    Tudor medicine had not advanced massively from the times of Medieval England. It is thought that only about 10% of all Tudors lived to be beyond their 40th birthday – and one of the reasons, among many, was the poor standard of Tudor medicine and medical knowledge. A Tudor ‘cure’ for a headache was to drink a medicine made up of a mixture of lavender, sage, majoram, roses and rue or to press a hangman’s rope to your head.
    TUDOR HOUSES
    One of the most distinctive things about a Tudor house was the black and white effect, because of their exposed wooden frames. There are many Tudor houses in England, some of which are still being lived in today. The town of Lavenham in Suffolk is famous for its Tudor buildings.
    Many Tudor houses featured a wooden frame (joined together by wooden pegs and not nails), a tall chimney, a steep roof and an enclosed fireplace. The walls between the timber
    frame were made from wattle and daub, which was wood strips or sticks covered with clay and dung. The walls were often whitewashe

  2. Around the tudor times
    The Tudor ruled England and Wales for 1485-1603. The tudor ruled Wales and England for around 118 years. Henry tudor had 6 wives and he killed them all.henry Tudor had a daugter called queen Elizabeth.

    • Received! Good effort Umaiza. You have your own personal style to your writing and express opinions based on your research “Rich Tudors were very lucky”. When you write your final piece, try to include a few more facts.
      sp. restaurant
      owns (no apostrophe)

        • Excellent question, it was just missing one of these ‘?’

          Yes they did, although they didn’t travel far from home often as Tudor roads were very poor quality and this made riding in carriages uncomfortable. Rich men would have ridden their own horses for sport and hunting-just like Henry VIII.

          Poorer people could ride from village to village in ‘stage wagons’, but they had to sit on the floor in the straw and with the goods being transported.

          I hope that helps you with your information Text Umaiza!

  3. The Tutor days
    Tutors are so important because they ruled for 118 years and during their region encouraged new religious ideas, overseas exploration and colonisation. Tutor England had two of the strongest monards ever to sit on the English throne; Henry Cool and his daughter Elizabath? The tutors ruled England from 1485 to 1603.
    In those days Henry Vlll had six wives.

    • Good try Qasim- just remember to check your work before you post. I think auto-correct has changed some of your words!:
      sp.
      Tudors
      reign
      monarchs
      Henry VIII
      Elizabeth I

      Go back and complete the topic blogs you missed please- this will help you with your understanding of the Tudor era.

  4. THE TUDOR TIMES

    The Tudors were a Welsh-English family that ruled England and Wales (1485 to 1603), starting with the first monarch, King Henry VII (1457–1509). The Tudors ruled for 118 years and Tudor England saw two of the strongest monarchs ever to sit on the English throne who were King Henry VIII and his daughter Queen Elizabeth I.

    TUDOR FOOD

    The Tudors could keep the animals they used for food alive, so meat was available all year round.
    Fruit and vegetables could only be eaten when they were in season.
    Potatoes were not introduced to the UK until Elizabeth’s reign and then would only have been available to the rich.
    The Catholic religion of the early Tudors meant that they could not eat meat on a Friday and often not on a Wednesday. On these days fish was eaten instead.
    There was no fresh drinking water and so ale was drank with a meal. The very rich may have wine.
    Three-quarters of the Tudor diet was made up of meat – oxen, deer, calves, pigs or wild boar. They also ate a lot of chicken and other birds – pigeons and sparrows. Peacocks may have been eaten by the very rich.

    TUDOR MEDICINE

    Tudor medicine had not advanced massively from the times of Medieval England. It is thought that only about 10% of all Tudors lived to be beyond their 40th birthday – and one of the reasons, among many, was the poor standard of Tudor medicine and medical knowledge. A Tudor ‘cure’ for a headache was to drink a medicine made up of a mixture of lavender, sage, majoram, roses and rue or to press a hangman’s rope to your head.

    TUDOR HOUSES

    One of the most distinctive things about a Tudor house was the black and white effect, because of their exposed wooden frames. There are many Tudor houses in England, some of which are still being lived in today. The town of Lavenham in Suffolk is famous for its Tudor buildings.
    Many Tudor houses featured a wooden frame (joined together by wooden pegs and not nails), a tall chimney, a steep roof and an enclosed fireplace. The walls between the timber
    frame were made from wattle and daub, which was wood strips or sticks covered with clay and dung. The walls were often whitewashed.

    • Lovely factual information referring to both Tudor culture and religion and good use of a range of punctuation- well done Zaid!

      I’m really looking forward to seeing your finished text later this week! To make it even more fantastic- you could include an additional fact box with some short interesting facts. (maybe ‘gruesome Tudor facts’). You could also include a glossary box to explain some of your technical language.

    • Standard English and correct use of capital letters please Safya. Always.
      “I will send it to you.”

      I would like you to take your time writing your draft Safya using your research to help you. Your feedback from me and Mrs Diaz asked you to include more information. We should see subheadings, paragraphs, facts, opinions and technical language. Make sure it is your best this time.

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