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TO BE A PIRATE 

 

The theme of ‘To be a Pirate’ gave our Year 1 class the chance to dress up as pirates.  They had an opportunity to ask questions relating to the pirates and talk and write about the subject, using descriptive language.  Some examples of how we combined various subjects are shown below.

 

LITERACY TASKS

  • Learn pirate sayings
  • Describe a pirate using sentences/key words
  • What does a pirate need?  Exercise in labelling.
  • Pirate story – stories with familiar settings (where would you go on your adventure?)
  • StoryMountain
  • Role play – how a pirate gets ready.

 

CREATIVE

  • What is an island?  What does it look like?
  • Sing pirate songs and sea shanties
  • Make a collage of an island and choose resources
  • Making ‘Old’ pirate maps – putting on details showing how a pirate can find the treasure
  • Paint ships on the sea/use effects with colour mixing
  • Pirates portraits using details
  • Make a treasure chest using a choice of textures and colours.

 

ICT

  • Use ‘Tux’ paint to create an island.

 

ROLE PLAY

  • In the pirate ship
  • Hoist the sail.

 

NUMERACY

  • Addition with gold treasure
  • Counting sets of coins.

 

GEOGRAPHY

  • Making a compass using NSEW
  • How does it help you find the way?
  • Parachute games using directions.

 

THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER’S LUNCH

 

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The theme of ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’ focused around the Geography and Science links.  It also brings in literacy and creativity.  The children:

 

 

 

  • Retold the story/Instructions – literacy link
  • Learnt about lighthouses- where they are located and what they do
  • Made and created a lighthouse
  • Learnt how Mr Grinling gets to the lighthouse
  • Made a pulley system to transport the lunch
  • Experimented with pushes and pulls
  • Looked at how weather changes and affects travel
  • Made a healthy lunch
  • Looked at the area around where lighthouses are located
  • Discovered how a lighthouse works
  • Made circuits
  • Read other stories from the same author – literacy link
  • Made music linked to the story.