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Key Stage 1 "Significant Individuals"

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LESSON 2: Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong -

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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 Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong.

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•    Powerpoint for both people
•    Written profiles of Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong
•    Wordsearch  of Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong

Suggested activities: 
•    LITERACY: 
a short non-fiction description of each person / 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) / instructions on how to walk on the moon / write a list if things you would take on an exploration trip
•    ROLE-PLAY AREA SUGGESTIONS:
Apollo 11 Spaceship / Columbus’ ‘Santa Maria’ ship / Cape Kennedy launch site 
•    NUMERACY: 
maths based on the distance to the moon / amount of planets / distance travelled by Columbus
•    ART / DT: 
draw or paint both from portraits / make a space helmet from cardboard and silver foil / make a model of Columbus’ ship using cardboard / papier mache planets
•    GEOGRAPHY:  
Find key places on map from both people e.g. Cape Kennedy / Bahamas / compare the surfaces of the moon and earth / try to answer questions such as ‘why are there no plants on the moon?’ or ‘why didn’t Columbus know what was on the other side of the sea?’
•    SCIENCE:
Grow plants to work out why they need oxygen, sunlight and water 
(linked to geo task, see above) / investigate floating/sinking related to ships