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Living Paintings

Tudor Times

Suitable for: 7-11 years (Key stage 2), Teachers

Sponsored by: Vodafone

Available braille grades:

This educational resource is designed to support History, Key Stage 2, on the National Curriculum. With the added fun of traveling back in time and meeting various Tudor characters, the atmospheric experience of this resource will no doubt delight and inspire readers. This resource includes Tudor royalty and famous faces, and John, Ruth and Jude tell us about everyday life in the time of Henry VIII. They describe housing, costume and religion as well as weapons, agriculture and transport. This educational resource may support other subjects across the National Curriculum and is great for home-schooling, homework-help, project work and independent learning.

Listen to an audio clip

I ducked out of the crowd, and ran towards the castle at Southsea. The fleet, followed by the crowd on land, rounded the headland where the castle was and set off into the channel. Lined up on the ship's decks were soldiers and archers, all armed ready to fight the French. The men all cheered when the Mary Rose, the flag ship- that's the lead ship- rounded the corner. I just caught a glimpse of Captain Roger Grenville, standing high up on the aftercastle of the Mary Rose. I could see the barber surgeon, who would treat any wounded sailors, standing gazing out to sea. Even the cooks were on deck. They had finished stowing away the supplies of salt beef, salt fish and ship's biscuits that would feed the crew, and were waving goodbye to their loved ones on shore.

What's inside

  • Close-up of tactile of Queen Elizabeth I with an embellished headband and necklace
  • Close-up of tactile of Shakespeare, with large collar, and hair to ears
  • Pack shot of guidance notes booklet, tactile and printed image of Queen Elizabeth I
  • A collection of raised tactile pictures.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • An A4 large print colour image pack.
  • Guidance notes for parents and teachers to help you make the most of using this book.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

Yeoman’s House
Ruth in the Kitchen
Jude in the kitchen
Elizabeth I when princess
Hardwick Hall
Portrait of Henry VIII
Jousting and Archery
William Shakespeare
The Mary Rose
The Noble Impe
Law and Order

What our members say

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Developed an understanding of concepts We used this book to learn about Tudor houses, weapons, clothing etc, before going on a class trip to a Tudor house/experience day. The Living Paintings book enabled my child to develop an understanding of concepts, particularly large-scale things like houses which he cannot see, and this allowed him to enjoy the class trip (and the whole topic of Tudors in general) infinitely more than without it. Parent
A Great Pack ... perfect to aid inclusion in a mainstream setting. Library Member
A lot of use in class We get a lot of use in class not only from the visually impaired child I work with, but the other children like to see it too. Library Member
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