School Workshops

The Tudors

Henry VIIISuitable for …
Key Stages 2 and 3.

Cross-curricular …
Music, History, PE, Dance.

National curriculum skills covered …
communication; working with others; improving own learning and performance; problem solving; and thinking skills


Who were the Tudors? How did they dress? What did their music sound like? What instruments did they play? How did they speak? What food did they eat? Why did Henry VIII have 6 wives? Why did Queen Elizabeth love the theatre and the plays of Shakespeare?

Why did the Tudors burn so many as witches?

A hands-on one day workshop exploring the lives of ordinary people from 1485 to 1603, the reigns of Henry VII to his grand-daughter, Elizabeth I.

Elizabeth 1590Choose from the following elements for your day, so that pupils can: