The term started with a letter from Captain Blacksocks. He needs a new crew. We will have to learn lots of new skills to qualify from, ‘Sprogs’ to ‘Gentlmen O’ Fortune’.
If you’re going to be a pirate you need to be fit and healthy! We have learned about healthy eating and a balanced diet. We found out pirates couldn’t easily get fruit and vegetables because they grow in different countries around the world. Pirates did not eat fresh foods and did not have a balanced diet.
Pirates need to work as a team. H5 were on hand to help us solve problems and work as a team.
Pirates had their own money. The coins had patterns and symbols on them. Gold coins were, ‘doubloons’ and silver coins were, ‘pieces of eight’. We designed and made our own coins using clay. We imprinted patterns and painted them with gold or silver acrylic paint.
We celebrated Pirate Day. We went on a nature treasure hunt, made treasure maps, pirate puppets and we did a pirate quiz. Captain Blacksocks visited and we were awarded certificates.
What a super start to the term celebrating Bonfire Night. We have learnt the story behind Bonfire Night. We found out about the tradition of putting a Guy Fawkes model on the bonfire. We made our own models with newspaper, old clothes, balloons and mod-roc. We learnt about fire safety and we had our own mini fire and cooked baked potatoes. What a great way to, ‘Remember, remember the 5th of November...’