An example of the Columbus Timeline cards.

Key Stage 1
Christopher Columbus

Design And Build A Boat

In this activity using design criteria, your child will design and build a boat. They will choose and use appropriate materials and tools such as string and glue to make the boat. They will evaluate their finished boat against the design criteria.

Throughout our 5 Christopher Columbus topics your child will locate the destinations of explorer Christopher Columbus and create a timeline. Discover star navigation and design and build our own boat. Christopher Columbus contains 5 activities with accompanying activity sheets and videos. In addition, it covers the following key aspects of the National Curriculum in England: Art, Design & Technology, History and Geography.

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Activity Two - Design And Build A Boat

Activity 2
Design And Build A Boat

  • How Columbus Travelled video
  • Boat Design Criteria activity sheet
  • Pencil
  • Wooden craft sticks
  • Sticks from the garden
  • Paper
  • String
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Ar1/1.1 to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • Dt1/1.1a design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria
  • Dt1/1.1b generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, templates, mock-ups and, where appropriate, information and communication technology
  • Dt1/1.2a select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks
  • Dt1/1.2b select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics
  • Dt1/1.3b evaluate their ideas and products against design criteria

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Activity 1
Columbus Timeline

Activity One - Columbus Timeline

Activity 2
Design And Build A Boat

Activity Two - Design And Build A Boat

Activity 3
Navigation

Activity Three - Navigation

Activity 4
Columbus First Voyage

Activity Four - Mapping Columbus's First Voyage

Activity 5
Pack Your Bag 1492

Activity Five - Pack Your Bag 1492
Activity Two - Design And Build A Boat

Activity Two - Design And Build A Boat

Practical Resources:
  • How Columbus Travelled video
  • Boat Design Criteria activity sheet
  • Pencil
  • Wooden craft sticks
  • Sticks from the garden
  • Paper
  • String
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Tape
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Ar1/1.1 to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • Dt1/1.1a design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria
  • Dt1/1.1b generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, templates, mock-ups and, where appropriate, information and communication technology
  • Dt1/1.2a select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks
  • Dt1/1.2b select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics
  • Dt1/1.3b evaluate their ideas and products against design criteria
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