St Nicholas Church of EnglandPrimary Academy


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Magnificent Monarchs

This project teaches children about the English and British monarchy from AD 871 to the present day. Using timelines, information about royal palaces, portraits and other historical sources, they build up an understanding of the monarchs and then research some of the most significant sovereigns.


Monarch, portrait, absolute power, constitutional monarchy, timeline, hierarchy, reign. 


The Monarchs that we will be learning about are ...

We introduced lots of new vocabulary today which link to our new topic this term.

Today we looked at all the great British Monarchs! We worked in small groups to choose a Monarch each and discuss when they reigned. We then placed them on our timeline!

Today we explored Royal Residencies- we named them and looked on maps to explore where they are in the United Kingdom! We discussed together the significance of these special homes! We then looked at some of the Kings and Queens and thought about how much power they had when they ruled the country!

Today’s learning was looking at Monarch’s self portraits and finding artefacts! We were great Historians!

Alfred the Great!

To learn about hierarchy in past societies!

William the Conqueror...

Trying to understand the positives and negatives of King Henry’s reign of England!

Queen Elizabeth 1

Companion Project taught by Miss Allen 

Portraits and Poses 

This project teaches children about portraiture. They analyse the portraits of Tudor monarchs and compare Tudor portraits and selfies today. They use photo editing software to create royal portraits.