Children jump aboard ship for Pirate Day at Grantham’s Harrowby Infant School
Children at Harrowby Infant School have been taking part in swashbuckling adventures this term, to learn all about being a ‘pirate’.
The foundation stage children have been busy making their own treasure maps on tea-stained paper, writing messages in a bottle and jumping abord the pirate ship in the role play area - helping to extend their imaginative play and speaking and listening skills.
A special ‘Pirate Day’ was also held at the school, to celebrate finishing the topic. The children and staff went to school dressed as pirates and took part in a treasure hunt, along with playing pirate games, singing pirate songs and eating pirate cakes - which they had decorated themselves.
Sharon Leeson, deputy headteacher, said: “The children have thoroughly enjoyed themselves and the learning experience and outcomes have been incredible.”
Over the next two weeks the school will take on a new project and this time will be the home for 10 eggs, which the children will watch hatch into chicks.
Sharon added: “At Harrowby our philosophy is that learning should be fun and should be through first-hand experience.”