The Literacy Hour covers word level work (phonics, spelling,
vocabulary); sentence level work (grammar, punctuation); text level work
(comprehension, composition); dialogue and drama work.
Fiction and Poetry: historical stories and short novels; play
scripts; poems based on common themes, e.g. space, school, animals,
families, feelings, viewpoints.
a range of text-types from reports and articles in newspapers and
magazines, etc.; instructions.
Numeracy – Key Objectives taught throughout the year
- Use symbols correctly, including less than (<), greater than (>),
- Round any positive integer less than 1000 to the nearest 10 or 100.
- Recognise simple fractions that are several parts of a whole, and
mixed numbers; recognise the equivalence of simple fractions.
- Use known number facts and place value to add or subtract mentally,
including any pair of two-digit whole numbers.
- Carry out column addition and subtraction of two integers less than
1000, and column addition of more than two such integers.
- Know by heart facts for the 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 multiplication tables.
- Derive quickly division facts corresponding to the 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10
- Find remainders after division.
- Know and use the relationships between familiar units of length, mass
- Classify polygons, using criteria such as number of right angles,
whether or not they are regular, symmetry properties.
- Choose and use appropriate number operations and ways of calculating
(mental, mental with jottings, pencil and paper) to solve problems.
Tudor portraits. Studying relationships in portraits. Tudor costume,
Tudor signs and symbols.
Based on a web-based scheme called Tout-le-Monde, children will
learn French words and phrases through songs, stories and other
Design and Technology
Textiles - design and create a Tudor money container for Henry VIII.
Life in Tudor times focusing on Tudor monarchs – in particular, Henry
VIII and Elizabeth I, (court life and Hampton Court Palace). Exploration
in Tudor times. Including Columbus, Drake, Magellan. Life at sea in
E-Safety - using the Internet safely.
We are Historians - using the internet to research the lives of the
We are Musicians - using computer programs to create music for a Tudor
Listening and appraising and singing activities to include Tudor music
and dance such as Greensleeves and the Pavanne. Knowledge of Tudor
instruments. Understanding elements of music such as rhythm and pitch.
Playing the recorder.
Invasion games: Hockey and tennis.
Gymnastics; twisting and turning shapes.
Citizenship and rules at home and school. Links to Tudor life and
law – eg. the Sumptuary laws.
Is giving better than receiving? Giving thanks and sharing, Harvest.
How do artists help us to understand Christmas?
Links to topic include: religion in Tudor times and the faith of Henry
Solids and liquids and how they can be separated-melting,
dissolving, filtering, solutions. Keeping warm -measure temperature,
insulation and materials. Use of data logging equipment and digital
Hampton Court Palace
Tudor Puppet Theatre
Learn more about The Tudors
Brims - The Tudor Website
National Maritime Museum
- Tudor Exploration
Snaith Primary - Tudor Times
Woodlands Primary - The Tudors
The V&A - The Tudors