This week we read the story The Night Pirates. It’s a story about girl pirates and a little boy called Tom who come up with a plan to steal treasure from some rough tough grown-up pirates. We made pirate hats, eye patches and telescopes to become pirates ourselves. We also made flags for our pirate ships. We made our own treasure maps, staining the paper with teabags to make the map look old. We labelled the pictures on our maps, and then wrote directions on how to get to the treasure.
We made our own treasure chests using junk modelling materials. We thought about how we could decorate the boxes to make them look like real treasure chests. Some children made golden coins to put inside their treasure chests. We talked about what we would put into our own treasure chest, and wrote a sentence about it.
In maths this week we learned about halving and sharing. The teddies had a picnic on our maths table, and we had to share the cookies between the teddies so that they each got a fair amount. We discussed what we would do if there was a spare cookie.
In the outdoor area we made our own pirate ship, using the wooden blocks, crates and planks. We made flags and signs for the ship, and pretended we were pirates.
In phonics, we are continuing to revise the Set 2 sounds. We are reading and writing words containing these sounds. We are also revising our tricky words. Please ensure you are still working on these at home with your child. When they can confidently read the words on their tricky word tags we can give them new tricky words.