This week we are looking at position and direction! To start with, you need to make a pirate's treasure map! Draw a grid of squares and fill your map with different places you might find on an island (river, quicksand, volcanoes, cliff etc) and an x marks the spot where the buried treasure is hidden. Once your map is finished, you need to create a little counter to move around on your map! This could be a cut out parrot, pirate, ship but make sure it is small enough to fit in the squares!
Close your eyes and place your counter on the map. Open your eyes! Using position language, you need to get your counter to the x. Use words such as forwards, backwards, turn left, turn right to navigate through the map.
Repeat this several times.
There are also lots of games online to help you learn about position and direction. I have put the links to these below:
It's time to put on your eye patch and become a pirate for the day! Using your handmade map for inspiration, I would like you to write a diary entry as a pirate on the day they explore a secret island searching for buried treasure. Start with Dear diary and make sure you include all of the information you don't want to forget like how you got to the island, who you were with, what you saw, how you felt, if anything dangerous or scary happened, where the treasure was hidden and what you found inside the chest!
Don't forget to use full stops, capital letters and finger spaces. Challenge yourself to use exciting adjectives, interesting sentence starters and a variety of conjunctions.
You could also log onto Oxford Reading tree (use the log in account below for all 3 classes ) and read an ebook all about pirates.