Life in Tudor Times

Book and audio CD. It is 1541. Hugh is in service at Gainsborough Hall. The manor has recently been visited by King Henry VIII.
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60 page photocopiable book and 20 minute audio CD.

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It is 1541. Hugh is a young man in the service of Lord Burgh at Gainsborough Hall. The manor has recently been visited by King Henry VIII who was travelling from Lincoln to York.

Hugh talks about the visit as well as day-to-day life at a Tudor manor house. The Head Cook describes the work carried out in the kitchens as preparations are made for the Royal Banquet. The religious upheaval caused by Henry's divorce seven years earlier is also discussed.

The follow-up worksheets are differentiated for children of all abilities from non-readers to the very able. An abridged version of the script is provided giving children experience of reading for information. A wide range of materials, extension activities and fact files allow children to explore the topic in more detail and make links to other areas of the curriculum.

The pack includes
* 20 minute story on CD
* Teacher's Handbook - containing full instructions on using the pack, teaching suggestions, further reading lists and places to visit.
* Photocopiable Storybook - 8 fully illustrated A5 pages.
* Worksheets - differentiated worksheets for children of all abilities.
* Materials - an abridged version of the script (reading for information), basic and extended glossaries, a time line.
* Fact Files - exploring some of the key topics of the study unit in more detail.
* Extension Activities - practical things to do and make, from wordsearches to cookery and model making.
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