UKS2 History - Henry VIII Reading Comprehension Activity

A reading comprehension activity about the life of the famous English King, Henry VIII. The text follows his life and his infamous reign. Perfect for Year 5 or Year 6.

The activity requires NO PREP and has a body of text that students need to read through thoroughly; then they can use the text to find the comprehension and grammar answers. All texts then have an extension activity for those fast finishers.

Answers, for teacher use, are on the final page of the document.

Time allowance ( one hour)
5 minutes - read through the text individually.
40 minutes - answer questions using the text as guidance (including extension activity)
15 minutes - Teacher and students go through the text and answers

For a more detailed study into the English monarch check out my Henry VIII Biography Writing Unit, it has four complete lessons for just £3.

If you liked the activity why not look at one of our Reading Comprehension Activity Books:

We have a Non-Fiction edition with 10 activities for just £4.00:

And, a World War II Collection with 10 ativities for just £4.00:

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Created: Apr 19, 2019

Updated: Jan 4, 2020

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