Thursday 21st May- 4B Topic: Tudor Houses

We have been learning all about Tudor ways of life. In this lesson we will explore Tudor buildings- how were they built? How are they different from modern houses? You can still see Tudor buildings in lots of towns and cities today characterised by their pitched roofs, white walls and crooked black beams.

BRONZE: Read the slides below and answer the questions:
1) What is ‘wattle’ made of?
2) What is ‘daub’ made of?
3) What part of the house does the ‘wattle and daub’ make?
4) Why were the beams on Tudor houses uneaven?
5) What ingenious idea did Tudor builders come up with to create extra space inside the house?
6) Name one way you could tell a whether a Tudor person was wealthy by looking at their house.

SILVER: Sketch a Tudor building and label each part. Try to include extra details about the materials used and what this tells us about the status of the home owner.
Here are some photographs to help you. Notice that some houses had more decorative black beams- this was to show off the owners wealth!

GOLD: Tudor Architect Challenge!
For those of you who would like a project… I would like you to build your very own model Tudor house! First you will need to decide if you are building the house of a rich Tudor, or a poor Tudor- How will this effect the appearance of the building?


Watch the video below for instructions on how to model your house. (Don’t worry if you don’t have exactly the same materials as the lady in the video- see what you can find at home, cardboard, magazines, lolly sticks…)

Don’t forget to take photos of the making process and your finished model and email them in- we would love to see!
Y4upload@broadheath.coventry.sch.uk

34 thoughts on “Thursday 21st May- 4B Topic: Tudor Houses

  1. 1) What is ‘wattle’ made of?
    Twigs, wooden strips and sticks.
    2)What is daub made of?
    Sand, clay and animal dung.
    3) What part of the house does the ‘wattle and daub’ make?
    Wooden beams.
    4) Why were the beams on Tudor houses uneven?
    They were cut by hand and not a machine which would make it even.
    5) What ingenious idea did Tudor builders come up with to create extra space inside the house?
    They didn’t start with the ground floor but started with the first floor or even the second floor.
    6) Name one way you could tell a whether a Tudor person was wealthy by looking at their house.
    If they had carpets which were usually hung on the walls and if a house was made from bricks the people would be known as wealthy.

  2. BRONZE
    Wattle was created by wooden beam wooden sticks and more.
    Daub is made from clay animal dung and sand
    They wore made to frame the house
    They built the first floor and then the second one but much bigger

  3. Bronze
    walltle is made out of wooden strips with twigs and sticks.
    Daub is made out of mixture of clay use for frame of house.
    Beams are uneven because they were cut by hands not machines.
    Tudor came up with an idea to make second floor and the first floor wider than grand floor.
    We can tell the owner it’s wealthy by made out of bricks.

  4. Bronze
    1) What is ‘wattle’ made of?
    Wattle is made out of wooden strips and twigs.
    2) What is ‘daub’ made of?
    Daub is made out of sand and clay.
    3) What part of the house does the ‘wattle and daub’ make?
    The frame part of the house what the wattle and daub makes.
    4) Why were the beams on Tudor houses uneaven?
    The beams of Tudor houses were uneven because people cut the wood and not machines.
    5) What ingenious idea did Tudor builders come up with to create extra space inside the house?
    The idea was they made the first floor and then the second floor but a bit bigger than the first floor.
    6) Name one way you could tell a whether a Tudor person was wealthy by looking at their house.
    You could tell if the person was wealthy or not by if there house wasn’t made out of bricks.
    Silver
    I will send you a e-mail.

  5. Bronze:
    Wattle is made of small wooden sticks and twigs.
    Daub is made of a mixture of clay, sand and animal dung.
    Wattle makes the skeleton of the house.
    Doub makes the frame of the house.
    The beam was uneven, because they were cut by hand not a machine.
    The builders ingenious idea was that they built the second floor wider to make more space.
    You noticed wealthy tudors because they could afford brike houses.

  6. BRONZE
    1) What is ‘wattle’ made of?
    Wattle is made of twigs and sticks.

    2) What is ‘daub’ made of?
    Daub is made of of clay sand and animal dung.

    3) What part of the house does the ‘wattle and daub’ make?
    The frame of the house.
    4) Why were the beams on Tudor houses uneaven?
    Because they were cut by hand.

    5) What ingenious idea did Tudor builders come up with to create extra space inside the house?
    To build the first floor and the second floor wider than the ground floor.

    6) Name one way you could tell a whether a Tudor person was wealthy by looking at their house.
    If there house was made by bricks.

    SILVER
    I will send you silver.

    GOLD
    I will send you gold.

  7. Bronze
    wattle was made out off small wooden sticks and twigs woven together
    daub was made out off sand clay and animal dung
    wattle and daub was used for the frame of the house
    you can tell if there house was wealthy if it was made of bricks
    there ingenious idea was you build an over hang which was a jetty or a gallery

    the beams were uneven because they were cu by hand

  8. The wattle is made out of small wooden sticks and twigs that were woven.
    The daub is made out of a mixture of clay, sand and animal dung daubed all over the wattle.
    The part of the house that the wattle and the daub make the frame.
    The beams were uneaven because the painted the daub in lime-wash to look white and the wooden beams were left exposed.
    The ingenious idea about making space in the house was to build a first floor and sometimes a second floor wider than the ground floor.
    A way to find if the person is a wealthy person you look at if they had a carpet or if you had perfect windows of if you have a tall chimneys.

    • Well done. Have a rethink about this:
      The beams were uneven because the painted the daub in lime-wash to look white and the wooden beams were left exposed.

  9. 4. The beams that were on the Tudor houses were uneven because they were cut by human hands and not by machines.
    5. Tudor builders came up with an idea of building the first and second floors wider than the ground floor so it created an overhang.

  10. Bronze
    1.Wattle is made of clay.
    2.Daub is made of sand and animal dung.
    3.It makes a frame.
    4.The beams were not even because they were cut by hand not machines.
    5.Thy made the second floor bigger than the first one.
    6.No they weren’t wealthy because they’re house were old.

  11. Ordinary Tudor houses were built from wooden beams which formed the skeleton of the building.
    Small wooden sticks and twigs were woven together.
    The wattle was the skeleton.

  12. Bronze
    1. Wattle was made out of small wooden sticks and twigs woven together.
    2. Daub was made out of a mixture of animal dung, clay and sand.
    3. The wattle and daub made the beams and frame of the building.
    4. The beams on Tudor houses were uneven because they were cut by hand and not by machines.
    5. Tudor builders came up with the idea of building the first and second floors wider than the ground floor so it created an overhang which was called a gallery or jetty.
    6. You could tell how wealthy a person was by seeing how many windows their houses had.

    • Super and I love the Tudor house diagram that you have sent in. The rest of the class should have a look and try to do something similar because it is excellent. Look on the home learning blog.

  13. BRONZE: Read the slides below and answer the questions:
    1) What is ‘wattle’ made of
    It is made out of clay sand animal dung
    2) What is ‘daub’ made of
    This is made out of sand clay animal dung
    3) What part of the house does the ‘wattle and daub’ make?
    It makes the frame of the house
    4) Why were the beams on Tudor houses uneaven
    It is because of the daubs
    6) Name one way you could tell a whether a Tudor person was wealthy by looking at their house.
    There house would probably be a castle
    SILVER: Sketch a Tudor building and label each part. Try to include extra details about the materials used and what this tells us about the status of the home owner.
    Here are some photographs to help you. Notice that some houses had more decorative black beams- this was to show off the owners wealth
    I have drawred the house

  14. Bronze
    Wattle is small wooden sticks and twigs wavened together.
    Daub is a mixture of clay daubed all over wattle.
    Wattle and daub make the frames.
    They were uneven because they had cut by hand not machines.
    You could tell that there house was wealthy of it was made from bricks.
    Silver
    I will send a e-mail.
    Gold
    I will send you a e-mail.

  15. Bronze
    Wattle is made out of wooden beams ,small wooden sticks and twigs .
    Daub is made out of a mixture of clay ,sand and animal dung .
    Wattle and Daub was used for the frame of the house.
    The wooden beams were uneven because they were cut by hand and not a machine.
    The ingenious idea Tudor builders came up with was to make the first of second floor wider then the ground floor.
    One way that we can tell the owner of the house is wealthy by looking if the house was made out of bricks .
    Silver
    I will do silver
    Gold
    I will do gold

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