R10 Pirate Day at Port Eynon
On 9th June R10 travelled to Port Eynon where they learnt how pirates had used the area to bring ashore their contraband. The pupils were able to develop their mapping skills to discover Luca’s hidden treasure. The children had lots of fun as they practised using compasses, following different directions and bearings, as well as using 4 and 6 figure grid references. Once they had mastered these skills they set off in groups, with a series of clues, in search of the treasure. At various locations the pupils collected stamps on their cards before finally arriving at the castle. They made their way in and discovered lots of hidden contraband. Unfortunately, their treasure which included brandy and cigars was confiscated but the pirates were very pleased to receive gold coins in exchange!
Back on the beach the pirates built their own treasure islands using anything they could find including rocks, seaweed, shells and crabs. Next they had to bury their gold coin and draw a map for their partner to find it. Did any coins go missing? No, R10 were brilliant at drawing their maps! Finally all the class worked together to build a pirate ship big enough to hold everyone. All the pirates agreed it was a great day out and everyone returned feeling more confident about using their mapping skills.
Mrs Cooke, Mrs Taylor and Mr Fowler
10 June 2015
Junior School News