This term our theme at Salisbury House is Pirates. We have used this fun and entertaining topic to explore all our learning areas in an in-depth and authentic way.
In mathematics we are focusing on directionality and using a compass for navigation. We made our own treasure maps and gave directions using North, South, East and West to help pirates find their treasure. Counting the coins and dividing up the booty equally is also an all-important skill to have, one that needs plenty of practice; especially when the golden coins contain real chocolate!
As well as drawing maps and giving directions, we have also written about the life of a lonely pirate who has been marooned on a deserted island. What does one need to do to survive? What could one eat and drink? How would one make a shelter?
Our vocabulary has been extended, learning about all the different parts of a ship, where different activities take place; and the dangers of being out at sea for too long.
Our first few weeks were spent learning about the famous Treasure Island novel and the adventures of young Jim Hawkins. We will get to experience going out to sea on our first outing of the year, where we will be going on a harbour cruise from the V&A Waterfront.
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