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Spring Term


Topic Overview 

Throughout the Spring Term we are going to be learning about the Tudors.  

Within our History lessons, we will be contrasting what it was like to live as a monarch with someone who was less privileged; we will summarise the characteristics of houses, different styles of food and different clothing. Children will devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity/difference and significance. 


We will link this knowledge with children's previous learning about Stuart period studied during our Great Fire of London topic. 




William Shakespeare - the playwright!


We will be exploring dialogues and plays this half term. First, we will find out more about William Shakespeare. Following this, we will be learning an adapted story based on 'The Tempest' by Andrew Matthews and Tony Ross. Children will use the structure of the story to create their own plots with new characters. With ideas in mind, they will then write a section of their own story according to the format of a playscript.   


Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFs)


The Tudor period began when Henry Tudor defeated Richard III.


Six monarchs reigned during the Tudor period.


Food was seen as a sign of wealth; the poor and rich had very different diets.


Wealthier Tudors had homes built of sturdier constructions.


Wealthier Tudors had more embellished clothing.


Children will be able to give specific examples of differences in foods, houses and clothing embellishments.


Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFs)


This term we are exploring

 Animals Including Humans. 



Tooth enamel is the hardest bone in your body.


Young children have 20 baby teeth. Most adults have 32 teeth.

Adults have 4 types of teeth; molars, premolars, canines and incisors.


Enzymes in your digestive system are what separate food into different nutrients that your body needs.


The small intestine is about 22-23 feet long while the large intestine is only about 5 feet long.


Animals depend on other living things for food. Some animals eat plants while others eat animals.