There be treasures to find on Farfield Island!
Wednesday 21st May | 11 comments
The Year 1 children had an exciting day on Monday being pirates!
In the morning they all went down to the hall and met a very sad pirate called Good Girl Pirate Pearl. Poor Pearl had not only had her treasure stolen by the ruthless Pirate Big Bad Barbara, but she had also stolen Gertrude – her trusty pirate shipmate!
Pearl had no idea where to start looking so the children helped her by drawing maps of the different islands that they had created in their pirate stories last week. Pearl was very grateful and was just about to set off in search of her treasure when Big Bad Barbara arrived! The naughty pirate was then tricked into revealing that the treasure was actually hidden on Farfield Island – right where the children were!For the rest of the morning the children practiced their mapping skills in readiness for the treasure hunt that afternoon. They looked at co ordinates and mapping symbols on different maps.
In the afternoon the children were joined by some grown up pirates. They then had to use their aerial map reading skills. In each location the children found pots of Pearl’s treasure and they were able to swap the treasure in their booty bags if they found one they liked better. They also had to collect the 13 letters written on the treasure boxes and unscramble them to find where Barbara had hidden Gertrude! Big Bad Barbara was defeated and the Farfield Pirates saved the day!!