Year 2 - Key Progression
Changes within living memory
- We can travel to Liverpool by ferry from Birkenhead.
- Air travel has changed since the 1900s Air travel has changed since the 1900s.
- Space travel has changed since 1960s.
Events beyond living memory
- Birkenhead Priory was founded in 1150 as a Benedictine Monastry.
- In 1888 William Lever built a new factory in Wirral.
- William Lever developed Port Sunlight so that his workers would have a better place to live.
- In 1922 the Lady Lever Art Gallery was opened in the village of Port Sunlight.
The lives of significant individuals and their impact on my life today
- The Wright Brothers made the first flight in 1803
- Lt Yuri Gagarin was the first human to orbit the earth in 1961
- Neil Armstrong was the first man on the moon in 1969.
- Tim Peak was the first British astronaut to walk in Space in 2015.
- William Hesketh Lever and his brother James Lever founded Lever Brothers in 1885.
- Prince Charles is the heir to the throne. He founded Poundbury in 1993.
Local History Study
- Birkenhead Priory is the oldest standing building on Merseyside.
- The first ferries in Eastham and Birkenhead were run by monks
- The Ferries have been important links to Liverpool since the 1400s
- A ferry still runs from Birkenhead today.