This week in Topic and English we have been investigating the lives of Caribbean Pirates discovering lots of fascinating facts. We have been using these facts to create an information text all about pirates. Before we could produce these texts, we had to identify the features of an information text and discuss how they differ from fiction texts. Through careful observation, we discovered a wealth of features including headings, subheadings, bold text, labelled diagrams, index and content pages, glossaries and fact boxes to name just a few.
We also noticed that a lot of the headings were in the form of a question, so the children created their own question to answer e.g. What punishments did Pirates hand out ?
The challenge now facing the children is to complete their information text before the end of term, including as many features as they can.
Our Pirate theme also crossed over into our Maths lessons where we have been learning about angles and turns. We made compasses to help navigate Captain Jack Sparrow in the right direction using quarter, half, three quarter and full turns, both clockwise and anti clockwise.
Can you recognise any of the pirates that have taken over Year 3 this week ?
Cannonball Charlie, Menace Maggs, Gruesome Guy, Dangerous Dilhan, Rotten Rogers, Horrible Hayes, Eliza the Adventurous.