St Joseph's Catholic

Primary School and Nursery

‘Growing in love, in the spirit of Christ, for the benefit of all’


Our new topic is Off With Her Head! 


What sort of man would order the beheading of his wife? Was she really that bad? 


Travel back in time to the 1500s and meet the terrifying Tudors, a domineering dynasty which changed our history. 


During this topic, you will find out about the artist Hans Holbein. You will practice and refine your drawing and painting skills as you recreate famous portraits of the Tudor monarchs. 


You will find out about Henry VIII and his six wives! Discover why Henry VIII turned away from the Catholic church and started his own church - the Church of England. 


You will discover all there is to know about Tudor crime and punishment and will even hold your own Tudor court to discover more about the fate of Anne Boleyn! 





We have ended our topic today with a court case. Some children worked for the defence (Anne Boleyn) and the others worked for the prosecution (Henry VIII). The children planned and prepared their arguments for the court case to determine whether or not Anne Boleyn was guilty. We then invited Mr Foxx into class to be the judge. 

Year 5 have worked hard to create Tudor Roses for our display. The red rose symbolises the Lancastrians and the white rose represents the Yorkists. We have learned all about the Battle of Bosworth and how the War of the Roses ended when Henry VII married Elizabeth of York to join the two houses, forming the Tudor Rose.