We have been exploring pirates in our Home Corner, dressing up with eye-patches, pirate hats and finding treasure. We have used this to explore maths, going out into the garden to bury treasure in the mud kitchen, thinking about capacity, shape and measure. We have also used it to explore estimating and numbers when building pirate ships out of blocks. Children have written about pirates too.

How deep will our hole need to be? Lucy, Zain and Roman decide we need a ‘super-hole’.
Tahiya finds out her hole is 31cm deep.
Aadam estimates he needs 5 shovels of mud to cover the treasure chest.
Syeda and Aleena design their pirate ship.
Maher – ‘I’m a pirate.’