Monday 1st June Y3/4 (wk8)


Welcome me hearties to our new theme for the next couple of weeks – pirates!

Each day, your maths and English daily tasks will have a pirate theme to them, which we hope you will enjoy.  Even if you have explored pirates before, we are sure that we will be providing different learning opportunities for you to showcase your talents and impress us.

So, with a Yo ho ho and a great heave ho – let’s introduce today’s tasks!

Daily English task:

Today we are going to start off by looking at some famous pirates from history – Captain William Kidd, Captain Blackbeard, Anne Bonny and Black Bart.

You have a choice with your task today. You can either:

1./  Choose one of the pirates from the PowerPoint, draw a picture of them and label the picture with information about them (you can use information from the PowerPoint and make some up – be creative!).


2./ Create your own pirate character (think of a great name), draw a picture of them and label the picture with information about them – you can have great fun making this up!

For both tasks, think about your pirate’s:

  • Name
  • Age
  • When and where they were born
  • Personality
  • Interests
  • How / why they became a pirate
  • When, where and how they died.

We look forward to meeting your pirates for a shindig soon!

Daily maths task

Pirates were wanted criminals and often had to communicate with each other using secret codes – in case their messages fell into the wrong hands!

Today, you are going to crack secret codes to work out pirate themed words using your times table skills.

Here is a times table chart to look at/ print out if you need it.

If you want to challenge yourself, here is a slightly harder mental multiplication and division code breaker:

Challenge: Can you make up more pirate words of your own using this secret code?

Good luck everyone – we shall put the word search on tomorrow for you to complete.

Quick Maths Challenge: Each day we will put on a ‘number of the day’ with 12 questions attached for you to solve. The answers are provided as well so you or your parents/carers can check how you did. If you find any too difficult, please let us know by email.

Pirate Challenge of the Day: 30 a day challenge!

Pirates, you must complete 30 press-ups and 30 sit-ups by the end of the day to prove your stamina to your Captain! You can do this task over the day and do not need to do them all at once. Feel free to send me proof!

ICT Link to an online activity: Mental Maths Train

In this game, you can choose whether you want add, subtract, divide or multiply. Choose one of the operations and then you can select how difficult it is in the game mode (parents/carers might want to help here). Then enjoy!

Thoughtful Message of the day:

“Life doesn’t give us purpose. We give life purpose”

The Flash – DC Universe