Welcome back. We hope you had a good Easter!
This half term is all about a project called Message in a bottle.
The children will be introduced to the topic on pirates by receiving a message in a bottle from Pirate Pete, who needs a new crew for his pirate ship. We will set up the role play area as a pirate ship and encourage the children to learn the skills they will need to become a member of a pirate crew. The children will explore floating and sinking and use their knowledge to design and make a new boat for Pirate Pete. The children will learn 5 basic skills over the weeks, this included counting treasure, balancing and climbing, creating a treasure map, building a boat and lastly writing a pirate log. The children will receive a certificate rewarding them for learning pirate skills at a Pirate Graduation. All children are invited to dress up as a pirate on Wednesday 22nd May 2019 for our Graduation.
Hook 1: The children receive a message from Pirate Pete, asking for help to find a new crew.
Hook 2: Pirate Pete needs a new boat. Plan and make a boat from various resources. Group competition to see who has made the best boat.
Hook 3: We receive our pirate certificates at the pirate graduation ceremony
The outcome of this project is for the children will find out about the different skills they need to become a pirate. The children will design, make and test a boat.
They will enjoy a pirate adventure day in the classroom and the courtyard and receive their pirate certificate.
The home learning for this project is to design and make a pirate accessory. You might choose to:
Design your own flag
Build a pirate ship
Make a telescope
Create your own treasure
Dates for your diary:
Thursday 2nd May: RNLI visit
Monday 6th May: Home learning due
Wedneday 22nd May: Dress up as a pirate for Graduation and meeting Pirate Pete!
Each week, we do P.E on a Thursday morning. This term we will be getting to know the hall and learning about spacial awareness. Please make sure your child's PE kit is in school every day.
Our reading session is monday afternoon and we hand in our reading diaries on a Monday morning. We will be learning the Oxford Reading Tree (ORT) character names and recognition of them.
Please make sure you bring your water bottle (please carry separately) and book bag to school each day.
If you ever have any questions then please do come and ask me, we are always happy to help!