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Tudor Plenary Activity - Pairs Print E-mail

Curriculum subject: History


Learning intention of lesson: Do I know why Anne Boleyn was executed?

Year group: 4 (8-9 yrs)


Children sit in pairs/small groups.

Pupils take turns to roll dice; they then use the question structures to help ask their partner questions.

Partners, using higher order thinking, try to answer!


Remembering Dice:

Pupil rolls “Can you list…?”

Pupil asks “Can you list the six wives of Henry VIII?”


Understanding Dice:

Pupil rolls “What is meant by…?”

Pupil asks “What is meant by the word treason?”


Applying Dice:

Pupil rolls “What questions would you ask…?”

Pupil asks “What questions would you ask Anne Boleyn?”


Analysing Dice:

Pupil rolls “What are some of the problems…?”

Pupil asks “What are some of the problems of being a wife of Henry VIII?”


Evaluating Dice:

Pupil rolls “How would you select…?”

Pupil asks “How would you select a wife, if you were a Tudor King?”


Creating Dice:

Pupil rolls “Can you propose an alternative…?”

Pupil asks “Can you propose an alternative punishment for a Queen who was found guilty of treason?”



The teacher may want to outline class rules for what to do if a child rolls the die and then cannot generate a question from the structure shown on that particular face. Our advice is to not make a fuss and roll again!








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