About the Victorians and the Tudors
The Victorians painted the houses white and black, the Tudors houses were cream and brown and made of wood and wattle and daub which was made of wet soil and dung which they sometimes coloured pink with pigs blood (thanks Rhys and Sion for that disgusting info). The Tudors didn’t have windows like we do, they had leaded windows. The chimneys were made out of brick to stop the house from catching fire. The overhang of the Gallery made it very dark in the street.
How to Build a Tudor House.
First I got two small boxes, one had to be bigger than the other. I glued the two boxes together, making sure the big box was on top of the small box to make a gallery.
Next I cut out thin cardboard strips, that would hold it together.
Next Istuck on the strips of cardboard.
After that I designed the roof and make sure it worked. I made triangles with folding tabs. I folded the tabs over and sellotaped tabs onto the roof.
Mummy helped me make some Papier mache. I stuck it all over the model.
I then painted the model.
My Tudor House Project
We are studying the Tudors in History. For our year five project we need to build a model of a Tudor house.
We went toStratfordto find out more about Tudor houses. When we got there, it was very exciting because I did not know what was going to happen in the Museum. We entered the museum and looked around the shop in the Museum for a bit. I then spoke to the man to see if he knew anything about Tudor houses. He said to me that Tudor houses were not black and white they were actually an earthy colour with brown strips of wood to hold it together. We walked through the departments of the Museum and found out lots about sailors in the Tudor times, and lots about Tudor houses, and we found lots out about Kings andQueens, some were only 15 when they died.
Planning My Model
I decided to make a rich merchants house. If he really lived he would really like the house. A merchant’s house would have brick at the bottom, brick was very expensive in those days so only rich people could get them. On top of the bricks it would have a wooden gallery. The gallery would stick out from above the bricks just a little bit. The roof was thatched. The chimney was always made of brick, because it needed to be fireproof.
I decided to make mine quite small, because if I made it really big it would take a long time to finish, and we only have five weeks. It would also take up too much space at school because we have 29 people making houses.