Shiver Me Timbers! We have already started our new and exciting Spring topic- Shiver me timbers. It's going to include learning about pirates, boats, artists, materials, stories and much more! In Science we have been learning all about Materials and their properties. We investigated and sorted them into different groups, for example- hard and soft. We carried out an experiment and made boats out of paper to see if it would be a good material to use for a pirate boat. We discovered that at first they floated, but then when they soaked up water they sank and fell apart. We had some great discussions about why this happened and why we do not have paper boats! In English, we have started to look at some great pirate stories. This week we looked at Pirate Pete. We described him using a variety of adjectives and the islands that he visited. We loved designing our own Candy Islands using real sweets. We had fun describing it using interesting adjectives. We were allowed to eat the sweets afterwards for doing it so well! In History, this week we explored how boats have changed over time. We discussed the materials they were made of and their different uses. We then ordered them chronologically on a timeline and gave reasons for their positions on it. We are looking forward to learning more through our Pirate topic over the next few weeks. Take a look at our curriculum overview for this term!