Nord Anglia Education
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Nord Anglia
04 November, 2021

P is for Pirate!

P is for Pirate! Reception children have been seafarers this week, embarking on a journey across the oceans to exciting new lands in search of buried pirate treasure.

Reception children have been seafarers this week, embarking on a journey across the oceans to exciting new lands in search of buried pirate treasure. Through our feature story, The Treasure of Pirate Frank we have learned that maps can not only show us information but, if we are lucky, they may take us to gold and riches. Using our newly learned mapping skills, we went on a real treasure hunt that took us to The Early Years most notorious pirate (also known as Mrs Harding) who had treasures and riches (a sticker or two) for each brave adventurer (our reception children). What fun!  

This pirate adventure inspired our mariners to then further practice these mapping skills by creating their own treasure maps! We learned that X marks the spot and that giving the right directions is very important.  

To add an artistic element to our pirate topic, we made two kinds of pirate ships. The first fleet of ships were made using sticks, old swimming noodle pieces and coloured paper for sails. We learned that these ships floated in the water but our second fleet of ships made out of paper plates were better as classroom decoration.  

We hope this week’s adventures in reception sparked some excitement and interest for voyages that the children are sure to make in the future!  

By Lizza Zhou

Reception Dolphins Teacher