Following the children's leads as ever, they took us down the path of talking about maps, which inevitably led us into a few weeks of playing pirates! We have made our own maps and went on a treasure hunt to find the pirate's treasure. We made a pirate ship and then learned that pirates are real!! We talked about how their ships might have looked a long time ago and how they might look now, then looked at the symbols they used to make their own flags. We made our own pirate flags to adorn our ship. We then used a story circle to create our own pirate story. The children used the sounds they know to help write the story in their own words. Take a look at our gallery to read it and see some of the fun we have had!