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Year 6 Term 1

This half term, we are going to be travelling back in time to the 1500s to meet the terrifying Tudors and learn about how they changed our history.

National Curriculum

As Writers, we will be producing biographies about a range of people from the Tudor period and we will study a variety of different poems and riddles. We will also select appropriate grammar and vocabulary and look at how it can enhance meaning.

As Readers, we will look at a range of texts and books about the life of Henry the VIII and identify how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning.

As Mathematicians, we will be solving addition and subtraction multi step problems and deciding which operations to use and why. Estimation will be used to check our answers. We will also multiply numbers up to four digits by two digit numbers and solve problems surrounding this.

As Scientists, we will be studying the human circulatory system and also learning about the impact of diet and exercise on the human body.

As Artists, we will look at a number of Tudor portraits and find out when they were used and how they were painted. We will find out about great artists, architects and designers.

As Design Technologists, we will be designing and creating our own Tudor Jewellery.

As Programmers and users of Technology, we will select, use and combine a variety of software on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programmes.

As Geographers, we will use the internet and other resources to find out where Henry the VIII lived during his lifetime and locate these places on a map of the U.K.

As Historians, we will use a range of source materials to sequence a Tudor Timeline and work in teams to find out about Tudor crimes and punishments.

As Musicians, we will appreciate and understand a wide range of high quality live and recorded music from the Tudor Period.

In Religious Education we will focus on both Christianity and Judaism and look at specific writings and teachings.


Year 6—Off with her head!
Homework Project

For this half term’s homework project , you can either:

– Make a model of the Tower of London – or perhaps an instrument of torture, complete with fake bloodstains!

– Make sketches of Tudor costumes for children or       adults.

– Paint or draw a portrait of someone in your family.

Please bring your projects into school to share by       Tuesday 27th September.



Please fetch your projects into school to share ……..