The senior room have been learning all about Christopher Columbus (1451–1506) and how he became known for his 1492 ‘discovery’ of the New World of the Americas on board his ship Santa Maria.
Columbus was born in the Italian seaport of Genoa in 1451, to a family of wool weavers. As a young lad he went to sea and became an experienced sailor. He then moved to Lisbon, Portugal, to gain support for a journey he was planning to find new trade routes to the Far East. Ferdinand and Isabella, the King and Queen of Spain, agreed to finance him.
The children used Stop go animation to show some facts they learned about Columbas such as the ships he used, the places he discovered, the routes he took, the bartering that was used in that time and the daring legacy he left behind.
Carmel, Isabelle, Maura & Emily
Geoffrey, Mikey, Lucia & Holly