Year 2 have been busy learning about Christopher Columbus. Christopher Columbus was a sailor and his first voyage nearly ended in disaster as his ship was attacked and set on fire by pirates! Columbus only survived by swimming to land. He became famous as the explorer who found new lands called ‘The Americas’, but actually, many people already lived there. What is also interesting is that he found the Americas by accident, because he was actually looking for a new way to get to China and India.
The children have been reading through different texts to find out who he was and why he was a significant part of history.