This week we have been learning all about our new topic, Captain Cook. We learnt all about his early life, before he became a famous British explorer. We discovered that he was born in a 2 roomed cottage and that he was a school boy and then a farm boy. We then learnt that he worked in a sea-side store whilst studying at night to become a sailor. We also found out that he was a husband and a father and also served as a mariner in the Royal Navy. We acted out his different roles and presented these as freeze frames to the class:
Can you work out which roles these freeze frames represent?
Then we learned about Captain Cook’s expedition to King George’s Island and plotted his route on a map. We discovered that he was given a mysterious sealed envelope from the King that contained his secret mission: to find and claim Terra Australis! After learning about Cook’s journey to New Zealand, we found out that he encountered the local Maori warriors. We wrote exclamation sentences to describe these fearsome warriors. How mighty the Maori warriors were!
Inspired by the unique Maori face tattoos, we practised our own designs and drew them onto photos of our faces. I think you will agree that some of the results are pretty terrifying!