What a lovely Autumn evening for our After School Netball Club!
In today’s lesson, we were trying to gain an understanding of where in history The Tudor period lies in relation to other significant periods of history. We were asked to create a list of all the significant periods of history that we were aware of (Romans, Ancient Egypt, Victorians etc). Miss Wilson wrote all our suggestions on separate pieces of paper. We were then asked as a class to place them in chronological order on a huge timeline across the classroom floor. To help us decide where each period of history was to be placed, we had to ask ourselves questions, such as, ‘Which periods would be placed BC (BCE) and which ones would be placed AD (CE)? Which periods of history do I know existed before the Vikings? Can our knowledge of any famous events from certain periods of history help us decide on the order that these periods should be placed in? Miss Wilson then told us the names of some other periods of history and we discussed whether we had heard of them before. We then placed them into the existing timeline. We looked very carefully at where the Tudor era lay in relation to all of the other periods of history. We discussed the fact that in terms of history, this period of time is close to Modern day Britain. After completing this class activity, we worked in pairs to create timelines of some of the significant periods of history.