Ahoy me hearties and welcome to Friday’s learning! We hope all is ship shape with you and that you are ready for today’s tasks. We all now know, that pirates liked to spend their time completing word searches and solving problems, but another one of their favourite past times was telling (and sometimes performing) poems. That is what we are to start with today…
Daily English task:
Today, we are going to look at poems about pirates. I have included two of my favourite ones to share with you:
I like ‘Meet the Pirates’ because it tells me about the different pirates on the ship; it uses rhyming words in each verse and it is funny.
I like ‘Pirate Patter’ because it explains what different ‘pirate words’ mean and every 2 lines rhyme (we call that a rhyming couplet).
Your task today is to write your own poem about pirates. It can be as long or as short as you like and you can choose whether to make it rhyme or not (not all poems have to rhyme).
Your poem might be about:
- Who pirates are and what they do
- One particular pirate (who you could make up) – you could tell us all about him/her in the poem
- A group of pirates who are on the ship and what they are good/not so good at (a bit like the poem above)
- The pirate ship – what it is like and where it is sailing to
- Adventures that your pirates have been up to.
Remember that poems don’t have so many words in them (unlike stories) so you need to choose the words you are going to use carefully.
If you choose to illustrate (include pictures) with your poem, it will make it look even more exciting.
There are lots of other good pirate poems to find online which might help to give you inspiration.
We are looking forward to reading your creations and possibly meeting some new pirates (gosh, there are a lot around Kelvedon at the moment!)
Daily Maths task:
Exploring number sequences
As we said earlier this week, pirates need to be good at solving puzzles and problems as they often have to get themselves out of one! Look at these examples of identifying a sequence and then continuing it:
Your task today is to look at the number sequences on the sheet below:
- Look at each number sequence carefully
- Work out what is happening in each sequence
- Add the next four numbers to continue the sequence
- Make up some number sequences of your own if you feel up to the challenge.
Quick Maths Challenge
Pirate Challenge of the Day: Mini-Assault Course Challenge
Create a mini-assault course in your garden or SAFE outside space. Make is fun but make it SAFE as we don’t want any injuries!
Extra challenges: Involve your siblings. Carry an object around that is not allowed to touch the floor.
ICT Link to an online activity: Hit the Button
This is still one of my favourite maths games that I use regularly in my teaching. It has quick fire questions on number bonds, doubling, halving, times tables, division facts and square numbers against the clock. It is brilliant for improving mental maths and calculation skills, but particularly times tables either up to 10 or up to 12 times. There are loads of levels so everyone can find a challenge for themselves. My score for the 12x table is:
CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO PLAY:
Message of the day:
“We do have a lot in common, the same earth, the same air, the same sky. Maybe if we started looking at what’s the same instead of always looking at what’s different… well, who knows?”
Meowth – Pokemon