Pirates Ahoy! - Autumn 1In this section...
We're going on a pirate hunt! In our new learning, the children are so thrilled to be learning all about pirates.
For Pirates Ahoy! we learn to play cooperatively in a group, tell stories and to ask and answer questions.
On the first day of our new themed learning, we find some muddy footprints and clues as to who might have left them there! We discuss and share our ideas with the rest of the class.
There is a spade; could it be a builder with dirty boots? Could it be a gardener? We also find some treasure which we use to bury things. Finally, we find a map and decide that a map helps us to find our way. We ask lots of questions: Who left the clues behind? Where did they come from? Why did they leave the spade, map and treasure at our school? What should we do with them?
After lots of discussion, we decide that Pirates might have been to school and that the 'muddy' footprints are actually from Pirate Pete!
We then embark upon a pirate hunt to find that pesky pirate! We learn the story 'We're Going on a Pirate Hunt' using actions to help us remember the story.
We learn to retell the story of 'Going on a Pirate Hunt' using story language and our own words to talk about what happens.
We enjoy making up our own pirate stories in play; outside in the 'Role-Play' area, in the Construction area after building a big pirate ship and in our Small World area. We have so much fun telling our friends and teachers our pirate stories. We never do find that pesky pirate though!
We can now ask and answer questions and tell stories with our friends, playing cooperatively in a group.