Chiswick - Pirates!

Pirates in the forest :-)

Pirates in the forest :-)

Our children have really enjoyed our first week of holiday camp and our pirate topic.

On Monday the children spent a lot of time playing on our pirate ship. They made eye patches using pipe cleaners and found ‘Pirate Sticks’.

With the pirate sticks the children walked around with Jose and chanted:


We also made our very own mini models of ships using two corks and tying them together using elastics bands. we couldn’t complete our ships without flags. We cut out mini flags and stuck them to the tops of our ships.
The children did a lot of role play with the pirate ship.

Oh no the ship is sinking, quick get off!
We need more petrol for this ship
That’s enough now we can get to the end of the world

We can’t have pirates without treasure. The children made treasure maps and went on a treasure hunt. They were asked to find the ‘Golden Doubloons’. Funnily enough we found a twenty pence coin while on our treasure hunt. The children were very excited to have found some REAL treasure.

Reading about pirates in the forest

Reading about pirates in the forest

The children kept their treasure maps safe in bottles and used a cork to close them. They also sneaked in some leaves, stones and sticks in their bottles, pretending it was their treasure.
We designed our own pirate hats. By the end of the week we had some really cool matching pirate outfits with hats, eye patches and pirate sticks.   
We have provided books about pirates in the forest. The children choose which ones they want read to them. They have particularly liked the book ‘The Night Pirates’.

Next Week in the Forest

We will be carrying on with our pirates topic next week. We have many more activities planned, new pirate songs and books to read. We even know a song about pirates in Spanish!

A Reminder to Families

Although we aren’t wearing the waterproofs in the hot weather, we would like for you to put them in the children’s bags just in case it does rain or if we do decide to have a muddy puddle in the meadow.

A guide as to what children should wear:

  • One pair of comfortable trousers
  • One t-shirt
  • One pair of socks
  • Closed toe shoes

Please label your children’s items to minimize risk of loss.

Thank you for your ongoing cooperation.