Bolsover Church of England Junior School


This term we are going to be time travellers, going back in time to the visit different time periods! We will be producing a stop motion animation about a period in history between 1066 and 1901. Click on the pictures below to be linked to a webpage about the time periods we're studying.


The evidence suggests that the Tudors were a vicious lot, so if you want to be prepared, maybe you should start doing your research... Here are a few questions to get you started!

Were the Vikings always victorious and vicious?

  • Who were the Anglo-Saxons and did they like the Vikings?
  • Which region of Britain would you have come under during the Heptarchy?
  • Why did the Vikings come to Britain and how did they make the journey?
  • What did the Brits learn from the Vikings?
  • What was life like for an 11 year old (boy/ girl) Viking?
  • How did the Vikings live when they came to Britain?
  • What did the Vikings eat and could you recreate a Viking meal?

Q & A's

What were Queen Victoria’s last words?

“Bertie, Bertie?”


How many children and grandchildren did Queen Victoria have?

Queen Victoria 9 children, 40 grand-children, 37 great- grandchildren.


What sports was around in the Victorian times?

Roller skating, horseback riding and water activities.


Who invented the light bulb?

Sir Humphrey Davvy.


What were King George last words?

“God dam you”

King George got killed by his doctor who poisoned him.

King George was 70 when he died.


How old was Queen Victoria when she died?

81 years of age.


Fast Facts!

  • Victorian children had lots of work because they used to work up chimneys.
  • Queen Victoria was the first monarch to live at Buckingham palace at London.
  • Sadly, many children died as babies, or from diseases such as smallpox and diphtheria.
  • Queen Victoria was the longest reigning ruler to the throne.
  • Bloody Mary was thought to have killed her own son in a jousting match.
  • Henry VII had 6 wives.
  • King Henry VIII’s last words were “monks, monks, monks.”
  • King Henry VIII died at 55 and he probably died on chronic heart failure.
  • The war of the roses ended at the start of the Tudor period.
  • The Black Death claimed 75 million lives.



Were the Anglo-Saxons really smashing?

  • Who were the Anglo-Saxons and how did they influence our life today?
  • What evidence do we have today that the Anglo-Saxons were ever here in the first place?
  • Which Anglo-Saxon Christian symbols remain with us today?

Here are a few handy websites!