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History: Special People

A project aimed at YR to Y3, but accessible to anyone.

The aim of this project is to find out as much as possible about some special people.  They may be famous or they may be people that you know.  Below are online resources for a selection of famous people and a list of possible activities that you and your child could undertake together to learn about anyone.

Some of the resources are links to websites that are not under our control.  Whilst these links were correct at the time of publishing, please supervise children's use of the Internet in these projects.

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the History section of the site, please contact Mr. Davis at

Mr. Davis

People to research:

  • Someone that you are related to or that you know well.
  • Isambard Kingdom Brunel
  • Queen Victoria
  • Mary Anning
  • Florence Nightingale
  • Edward Jenner
  • Harriet Tubman
  • Harry Kane

Sources of information:

The BBC Bitesize site has a range of famous people that can be explored and a number of videos about these characters via BBC video.


Find out what you special person has done and write a report. Interview your special person and then write a newspaper report. Draw a portrait of your special person
Find out where your special person lives and draw a map from your house. Create a timeline of the important things in your special person's life. Investigate how your life is the same and different to their life.  Make lists.
Write a letter to your special person. Find out something that your special person does or did that you could learn to do. Investigate an object from your special person's life.