Monday 18th May – 4W Topic: Life in Tudor England

Hello year 4! I hope we are all safe and well. To continue our learning on the Tudors, today we will explore the Tudor quality of life for the rich and the poor. This includes their food, their clothes and work… This Lesson is a great opportunity to find out more information to include in your information text you are writing for your English home learning!

BRONZE: Follow the link below and listen up to 1:55.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/history-tudors-rich-and-poor/z64gf4j

Tudor Food: In Tudor England, there was a massive gap between the rich and the poor. You could tell a person’s wealth by the foods they ate. Divide your page in two. Sort these Tudor Foods into two restaurant menus. One for RICH Tudors and one for POOR Tudors.

You could add pictures to your Tudor Menus!

SILVER: Follow the link and listen from 1:55 to 3:50.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/history-tudors-rich-and-poor/z64gf4j

Tudor clothing: Here are some items of Tudor clothing mentioned in the video. Sort them into: Poor boy’s clothing and Rich boy’s clothing.
-Wooden shoes, with metal bars on the bottom

-satin or velvet blouse (nice shirt)
-soft, leather, pointy-toed shoes

-a ruff around the neck
-dirty woollen shorts and leggings
-smooth pair of stockings
-itchy woolly shirt

Next draw a Tudor peasant man and a Tudor rich man. Label them with the items of Tudor clothing from the video.
Extra challenge: Research more about what rich Tudor women would have worn. Draw and label one of Henry’s wives.

GOLD: Listen to the radio clip from 3:50 until the end

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/history-tudors-rich-and-poor/z64gf4j

GOLD: Tudor Job Descriptions
In the video, we heard about some Tudor jobs.
1) Which of these jobs were done by the rich? Which jobs were done by the poor?
Moat cleaner, Cook, Tailor, Schoolchild, Schoolmaster, Marriageable daughter, Helping at home, Barber as physician, dentist and surgeon to the poor.


CHALLENGE: Create a ‘Job description’ for jobs and activities in the Tudor Era. A job description explains what someone’s job is. Your job descriptions need to explain what you have to be good at to do the job or activity. Your job descriptions should be about three sentences long. For example:

Please send in your wonderful work by email!
Y4upload@broadheath.coventry.sch.uk

35 thoughts on “Monday 18th May – 4W Topic: Life in Tudor England

  1. Silver
    Tudor clothing
    Poor- wooden shoes with metal bars at the bottom top
    Wolly itchy top
    Dirty pants
    Rich –
    Clean velvet bouse
    Paid of stockings
    Longer shoes

  2. the rich people also ate more costly varieties of meat, such as swan, peafowl
    Rich people ate bread made from white of wholemeal flour where as poor people ate bread made from rye and even ground acorns. Fruit and vegetables were mostly eaten when they were in season and soon after picking. They ate fruits such as pears, apples, plums and cherries.
    Rich people ate bread made from white of wholemeal flour where as poor people ate bread made from rye and even ground acorns. Fruit and vegetables were mostly eaten when they were in season and soon after picking. They ate fruits such as pears, apples, plums and cherries.

  3. poor people ate
    Bread
    Turnips
    Peas
    Carrots
    Rabbits
    Cabbage
    Hens
    Ducks
    Pigeons and what ever else they could find
    Rich
    Swans
    Mutton
    Beef
    Venison
    Fruit pies
    Fruit
    Silver
    Poor
    Itchy leather shirt
    Leather shoes with metal bars at the bottom
    Dirty leggings
    Rich
    Velvet blouse
    Soft leather show stuff
    And a smooth stockings

  4. silver
    Tudor clothing.
    poor-Wooden shoes, with metal bars on the bottom
    rich-satin or velvet blouse (nice shirt)
    rich-soft, leather, pointy-toed shoes
    poor-a ruff around the neck
    poor-dirty woollen shorts and leggings
    rich-smooth pair of stockings
    -itchy woolly shirt

  5. Bronze
    rich ate
    swan
    venson
    bread fruit and fruit pies
    peacock
    Mutton and beef
    poor ate
    rabbits, blackbirds, pheasants, partridges, hens, duck, turnip,cabbage and pigeon and what ever they find.
    Silver
    Rich worn
    Rich ladies wore padded skirts held up with loops. Over these went bodices and colourful floor-length gowns. Rich men wore white silk shirts, frilled at the neck and wrists. Over this they wore a doublet (a bit like a tight-fitting jacket), and close-fitting striped trousers (called hose).
    Poor worn
    Poor people wore simple, loose-fitting clothes made from woollen cloth. Most men wore trousers made from wool and a tunic which came down to just above their knee.

  6. Silver
    Poor boy:
    Wooden shoes with metal bars.
    Dirty woollen shorts.
    Itchy woolly shirt.
    Rich boy:
    Nice shirt.
    Soft pointy shoes.
    Smooth pair of stockings.
    A ruff around the neck

  7. Silver

    Poor boy
    itchy woolly shirt
    dirty woollen shorts and leggings
    Wooden shoes, with metal bars on the bottom

    Rich boy
    smooth pair of stockings
    a ruff around the neck
    soft, leather, pointy-toed shoes
    satin or velvet blouse (nice shirt)

    I will email you my picture.

  8. GOLD

    1] Cordwainer
    A cordwainer made shoes out of leather.

    2] Weaver
    A weaver made cloth by weaving yarn together on a loom. In Tudor times, many people, especially poor people, would make their own clothes, so they would buy cloth from a weaver.

    3] Tailor
    A tailor made clothes for people who could afford to buy them rather than make their own.

    4] Smith
    A smith was someone who made things out of metal. There were many types of smith, including: goldsmiths, blacksmiths (who worked in iron or black metal) and locksmiths.

    5] Mason
    A mason was someone who made things out of stone. Usually, they helped to build houses.

    6] Barber
    A barber was someone who shaved men’s beards and trimmed their hair.

  9. Silver
    Poor boy:
    Wooden shoes with metal bars.
    Dirty woollen shorts.
    Itchy woolly shirt.
    Rich boy:
    Nice shirt.
    Soft pointy shoes.
    Smooth pair of stockings.
    A ruff around the neck.

  10. Rich
    Satin or velvet blouse
    Leather pointy shoes
    Smooth pair of stockings
    A ruff
    Poor
    A dirty wooden shorts and leggings
    Itchy woolly shirt 👔
    Wooden shoes
    Gold
    Poor
    Moat cleaner
    Helping at home
    Barber as physian
    School child
    Rich
    Schoolmaster
    Dentist and surgeon to the poor
    Cook
    Tailor
    Marriageable daughter

  11. Poor person
    wooden shoes with metal bars on the bottom
    Itchy wooly shirt
    Dirt legging
    Rich person
    Satin or Velvet blouse
    Pair of stockings
    A ruff
    Pointy – toed shoes
    The rich Tudor women wore tight bodice to make the waist thin and colourful floor length gowns, which was supported with padded skirts underneath, which were held up with hoops.
    CHALLENGE: I will send my drawing through email.
    GOLD
    1) rich person jobs
    Physicians, schoolmaster, marrigeable daughter, barber as physician, dentist and surgeon to the poor.
    Poor person job
    Cook, moat cleaner, tailor, helping at home, school child.
    CHALLENG: Head master
    To maintain the school.
    Looking after teachers as well as children.
    Punish kids who are naughty.
    Giving certificate to children who deserves it.
    Making a good impressions to the inspectors.
    Making sure people are good at break time.

  12. BRONZE:
    Task 1: I’ve watched the clip.
    Task 2: I’ve done this in my HW book!
    SILVER:
    Task 1: I’ve done this in my HW book!
    Task 2: I’ve drawn the picture on a piece of paper.
    GOLD:
    I’ve done the rest in my HW book.

    Marwa:)

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