Learning By Topic KS1: Mermaids and History

In Zennor, Cornwall, the Church of Saint Senara is famous for a carved medieval chair known as the ‘mermaid chair’. Look into the history of the mermaid chair. Present your findings how you wish. (PowerPoint presentation, through writing a blog or recording a vlog!) Top Tip: The book The Mermaid of Zennor will assist with this activity.

Hans Christian Anderson wrote The Little Mermaid and many other fairy tales. Find out what other fairy tales he wrote and what inspired him to write these popular fairy tales that have maintained their popularity for almost 200 years!

A famous explorer Christopher Columbus claimed to have seen three mermaids on one of his voyages. Find out what people believe he actually saw,