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Key Stage 1 "Significant Individuals"

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LESSON 1: Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria - DOWNLOAD THE FULL SCHEME OF WORK HERE!

KEY STAGE 1 SCIENCE NATIONAL CURRICULUM OBJECTIVES:

•    The lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Some should be used to compare aspects of life in different periods [for example, Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria, Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong, William Caxton and Tim Berners-Lee, Pieter Bruegel the Elder and
LS Lowry, Rosa Parks and Emily Davison, Mary Seacole and/or Florence Nightingale and Edith Cavell

•    Significant historical events

PUPILS WILL LEARN ..

About the lives of Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria

RESOURCES - DOWNLOAD HERE

•    Powerpoint for both people
•    Written profiles of Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria
•    Wordsearch of Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria

Suggested activities: 
•    LITERACY: 
Diary entries for both persons at key moments in their life / letters from each person / story from the point of view of someone watching key moments in their lives / small non-fiction fact cards (similar to enclosed profiles)
•    ROLE-PLAY AREA SUGGESTIONS:
A tudor castle / Victorian inventor’s workshop / Francis Drake’s ship / Great exhibition    
•    NUMERACY: 
Maths based on the following: length of both reigns / Victorian money (e.g. 20 shillings in a pound and 12 shillings to a penny)
•    ART / DT: 
Draw or paint both women from portraits from the time / look at the clothing and do a collage made of different fabrics / make cardboard sailing ships
•    GEOGRAPHY:  
Look at a world map from both times / compare size of empires / look where Francis Drake and Walter Raleigh sailed and where the potato and tobacco came from