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Shiver me timbers…Year 1 are pirates!

Monday was our long awaited Pirate Day! All the boys arrived dressed up in their finest Captain gear, we even had one parrot costume. All the boys looked fantastic. We were delighted to use the huge wooden pirate ship at the Junior school and we also enjoyed a whole range of crafts and activities before we could call ourselves true pirates.

One of the trickiest things we did was to walk the ‘plank’ blindfolded! It required lots of balance and bravery – good qualities for any pirate to have. We also had to demonstrate how sneaky we could be by using lemon juice to mark out treasure on a secret map.

At the end of the day, we were all presented with Pirate Licences by Mrs Cummings.

You can see what we got up to on the photographs above.

Yo ho ho, a pirate’s life for me!

This week we have been working on some pirate poetry. The boys have really enjoyed coming up with rhyming words about life on the sea. All the poems are fantastic , so we decided to record ourselves performing parts of our poems.

It was a tricky task, as we each had to memorise the words without looking in our Literacy books. We also tried to sound like real pirates when we spoke!

Please watch our videos and let us know what you think!

VID00055 from Mrs Baker on Vimeo.

VID00058 from Mrs Baker on Vimeo.

Treasure ahoy!

Our homework over half term was to design and make a treasure chest fit for Captain Hook. We are delighted with the results, they all look fantastic! The boys have really enjoyed telling each other about how they made their treasure chests and what equipment they needed to use. The chests are on display in our classroom. Next week we are going to be writing our own pirate poetry and we’re really looking forward to our fothcoming school trip for a morning of pirate crafts and stories at the library.