KS1: Ben Hope

Year 2: Welcome to Ben Hope

Movers and Shakers

Our project for term 2 is Movers and Shakers!

This project teaches children about historically significant people who have had a major impact on the world. They will learn to use timelines, stories and historical sources to find out about the people featured and use historical models to explore their significance.

Topic Focus



Narrative writing based on The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers, Biography


Historical models; Exploring significance; Local historically significant person; Historical vocabulary; Chronology and timelines; Historically significant artists, activists, explorers, monarchs and scientists; Facts and opinions; Memorials; Significant people – Captain James Cook, Christopher Columbus, Claude Monet, Elizabeth Fry, Emmeline Pankhurst, Florence Nightingale, Henry VIII, Isaac Newton, Joseph Lister, Mahatma Gandhi, Marie Curie, Martin Luther King Jr, Mary Anning, Neil Armstrong, Paul Cezanne, Queen Victoria, Roald Amundsen, Rosa Parks, Vasco da Gama, Vincent van Gogh, William Shakespeare


Historical landmarks; Significant place


Modern day significant people


How do germs spread?


Money, Time, Multiplication and Division

Useful websites 

BBC Bitesize – Significant people

National Geographic Kids – Neil Armstrong Facts!

DKfindout! – Facts About Neil Armstrong

DKfindout! – Famous Scientists

DKfindout! – Famous Explorers

DKfindout! – Kings and Queens of England

PE- Term 2

Children are expected to wear their PE kit to school on these days:



Indoor PE- Gymnastics 

Outdoor PE- Striking and Field Game Sklls 

What have we been up to this week? 

On Monday 16th November we wore our odd socks to school to celebrate our uniqueness and individuality and to stand united against bullying. We learned about the different roles we can play and how to play our part against bullying. 

Please have a look in the gallery at our fantastic photos.


Homework will be uploaded onto Satchel One every week. Remember you can bring your homework into school each Friday to show of your hard work as part of our celebration assembly. We love seeing how hard you are working at home.