Year 6 recently enjoyed a production of The Tempest at the nearby Southwark Playhouse. The students became interested in finding out about Tudor voyages, one of the many themes in the play. This led to a research project on Christopher Columbus.
Biographies of the great explorer have been produced by the children. We have also written some poems inspired by the challenges facing Columbus and his crew. Our research showed how the sailors were reluctant to join Columbus.
Year 6 have also been acting out some of the scenes in the Columbus story. We have also produced some artwork of the Santa Maria. You can find out a little more about our Year 6 Columbus research in the recording below.