And what a busy day it was! After arriving and meeting the friendly horses we had a quick play on the beach before going for a walk to explore the grounds.
On the pirate pond we spotted a real pirate ship!! The pirate was having nap so we tiptoed by to make sure we didn’t wake him!
We then got into our activity groups read to start pirate work. The children had lots of fun carrying out five different work shops. They….
….turned each other into pirates using face paints…..
….created their own pirate bandana to which they added their own pirate name…
…decorated a class pirate flag which we will be hanging up in our classroom…..
….hunted for pirate treasure using grid references and exploring different pirate objects….
….named their own pirate boats ready for racing down the river…..
After completing our workshops we were ready to take part in a very important pirate job – hunting for treasure! We worked in our groups to carefully read maps and collect different objects from around the grounds – unfortunately we didn’t find any real treasure but luckily Melissa did! Whilst we had been hunting she had found a treasure chest! We quickly opened it but instead of gold we found balls and a note say “haha I have stolen all the gold!” We knew exactly who had taken it – the sleeping pirate! Luckily the children came up with a plan, we would sneak up on the pirate, throw the balls at him and steal back the treasure!
We found the pirate rowing about on pirate pond! He was laughing and squirting water at us! Luckily we had our balls ready to throw at him! Melissa caught him for us and put him in the stocks and Callum, Harriet and Cooper got him wet by throwing sponges at him – that’ll teach you cheeky pirate!
After all that pirating we were very hungry and definitely ready for lunch!
After lunch the rain arrived but this didn’t put us off we hurried down to the field for some pirate boat racing in the river – our boats were very fast!
Finally we headed back in to the dry to build some pirate dens and practice our pirate walks! Arrghhhhh!
The children loved their day and listened and behaved beautifully. Melissa and Nigel couldn’t believe how well the children lined up and listened ready for each activity! We are so proud of our amazing class!
What an fantastic day! A big thank you to Big Yer Wellies for our pirate advenute. I would also like to say a huge thank-you to Lucy’s mummy, Isabelle’s mummy, Bailey’s mummy, Erin’s mummy, Charlie’s daddy, Cooper’s mummy, Alfie’s Mummy, Milo’s mummy and Miss Warren for helping us today.
Take a look at more pictures from our day here!