Exceptional Explorers

This term, Year Two have been learning about significant people in their History lessons. First, they found out that a significant person is someone who has done something important. They then found out about the astronauts Neil Armstrong and Tim Peake. The boys and girls found out that Neil Armstrong was the first person to walk on the moon and they had the opportunity to watch some of the footage of this historic event. When learning about Tim Peake, the children found out how challenging training to be an astronaut can be and they were amazed to learn that Tim Peake learned to speak Russian as part of his training. The children enjoyed learning all about the achievements of both astronauts and they made some good comparisons between them. Next they found out about the famous explorer Christopher Columbus. The children learnt about how Columbus had been looking for a new route to the Indies when he instead reached the Americas. They thought about whether this discovery was a good thing or a bad thing for the people who already lived in the Americas and identified why Columbus became famous. Finally, the children thought about how we remember significant people and their achievements. The boys and girls identified some different ways that significant people are remembered, including statues, stamps and medals. They then designed their own stamp to mark the achievements of one of the significant individuals that they had been learning about.

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