Ahoy There! What a fabulous turn-out for Maths Pirates Day across Pre-Kg to Year 6!
Thank you to all the children who dressed up and participated in GBA’s Maths Pirates Day today. We hope the children had a fantastic time solving all of the Maths challenges.
Indeed, all sorts of challenges were set by their teachers. Too many to mention here, but highlights included EYFS children not only looking splendid in their costumes, but also saw them making pirate-themed drawings and engaging in counting and sorting activities.
Year 1 children took on Maths challenges covering capacity, addition, shape, skip counting and numbers to 5o! And the best bit – the Year 1 Maths pirates raided a different Year 1 classroom for each challenge!
Year 2 worked on position and direction in teams to follow directions given in a grid style map so they could escape from the island and locate the treasure. They also embarked on a treasure hunt to help Pirate Pete find the loot and recorded their findings on tally charts and pictograms. They then used their bounty of British coins and notes to pay for art materials to make pirate-themed items.
Other Year levels set sail on Maths challenges around the school in order to locate specific posters and hidden treasure while conducting measuring tasks to calculate the area and volume of various objects they discovered on their travels.
Year 6 Maths pirates went on an epic journey across the Seven Seas aboard their ship, Siren Song. They were sent on mathematical quests around the school to find clues which they had to decipher. The clues then led to a mighty treasure!
“My favourite part of the day was going around the floor, solving puzzles with my group. I loved the pirate aesthetic too.” – Adnan, 6.2
However, Year 6 became imprisoned within the dungeons of Tortuga, so had to engage in a virtual escape room using their challenge cards and devices to free themselves of their shackles. The final goal was to save their ship from the hands of Captain Redbeard…
By applying their skills and knowledge of fractions; decimals; solving problems using different number operations; plotting coordinates using mapping skills and applying area and perimeter of compound polygons Year 6 finally escaped the dungeons!
“It was an educational and enjoyable experience. My favourite task was when we had to hunt down the clues to find the loot with our crew.” – Roger, 6.2
Overall, amazing Maths adventures were experienced by all and everyone looked fantastic in their pirate outfits – a very enjoyable day of dressing up and learning!