Remarkable People Days

Every term, each year group will research a ‘Remarkable Person’, someone whose life and work has contributed to shaping the world we live in. These are designed to build upon previous learning where possible (eg) Year 2 study the Ancient Egyptians, so when they come to find out about Cleopatra, they have some prior knowledge.

 Year History Geography Science
R n/a n/a Tim Peake - the first British astronaut to visit the International Space Station and conduct a spacewalk during his six month mission. He also ran the London marathon from space.
1 Ruby Bridges – first black child to attend an all-white school in the southern USA in the 1960s. Still a political activist in the civil rights movement. Famous painting by Norman Rockwell. Jane Goodall - English primatologist and anthropologist.
Considered to be the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees.
Ole Kirk Christiansen – inventor of Lego.
2 Mansa Musa – 14th century Emperor of Mali, known as the richest man in history. Wangari Maathai - Kenyan social, environmental, and political activist and the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Rachel Carson - American marine biologist, author, and conservationist whose influential book Silent Spring and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement.
3 Cleopatra - ruled Ancient Egypt for 21 long years. She was the last Pharaoh of Egypt. Was linked with the Roman Empire through Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony. David Attenborough - English broadcaster and natural historian. He is best known for writing and presenting the nine natural history documentary series forming the Life collection that together constitute a comprehensive survey of animal and plant life on Earth. Marie Curie – discovered radioactivity; helped to develop the X Ray.
4 Ibn Battuta - Muslim Moroccan scholar and explorer who travelled extensively in Afro-Eurasia, largely in the lands of Dar al-Islam, travelling more than any other explorer in pre-modern history, totalling around 117,000 km. Mary Anning - English fossil collector, dealer, and palaeontologist who became known around the world for finds she made in Jurassic marine fossil beds in the cliffs along the English Channel at Lyme Regis in the county of Dorset in Southwest England. Ibn Al Haytham - Muslim Arab mathematician, astronomer, and physicist of the Islamic Golden Age. Referred to as "the father of modern optics", he made significant contributions to the principles of optics and visual perception in particular.
5 Oleduah Equiano - African writer whose experiences as a slave prompted him to become involved in the British abolition movement. Greta Thunberg – environmental activist from Sweden; campaigns against climate change. Mae Carol Jemison - American engineer, physician and NASA astronaut, Mae Carol Jemison became the first African American woman to travel in space when she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on September 12, 1992.
6 Princess Sophia Duleep Singh -
Suffragette and campaigner for women's rights. Daughter of deposed Maharaja Duleep Singh and goddaughter of Queen Victoria she used her fame, position and tenacity in the fight for gender equality in the early 20th century.
George Washington Carver - born into slavery, George Washington Carver became a foremost botanist, inventor and teacher. He invented over 300 uses for the peanut and developed methods to prevent soil depletion. Alan Turing – British mathematician. He made major contributions to the fields of mathematics, computer science, and artificial intelligence. He worked for the British government during World War II, when he succeeded in breaking the secret code Germany used to communicate.