Good morning Years 3 and 4. We hope that you have had a great weekend and are ready to hoist your sails, weigh your anchors and set off on today’s learning journey!
Captain Blackbeard loves being a pirate and sailing the seven seas in his ship with his trusted crew around him.
“It’s a pirate’s life for me,” is one of his favourite songs that he likes to sing as he saunters along the deck, barking orders to his crew – master of all he surveys!
Every day he likes to keep a journal, a record about what has happened (events); any battles with other ships (or the Excise men!); food or drink consumed (he likes both very much) or punishments that have had to be given to disobedient crew members to keep them in order.
Daily English task: Your task today is to write Blackbeard’s diary (journal) entry for the week beginning Monday 8th June 1663 (You can write about as many days as you want).
Here is an example of a diary from another sailor who was not a pirate – Captain James Cook (he was actually the first person to map New Zealand and Australia).
Remember that a diary needs to include:
- The date of each day you are writing about
- It is written in the 1st person (it uses I, we, us, our etc.)
- The thoughts and feelings of the writer (Blackbeard)
- Key events that have happened (you don’t need to include every little detail such as teeth brushing – but then did pirate’s brush their teeth?)
I have also included a list of pirate words that you may wish to include in your diary entry to make it more realistic (remember that you also thought of lots of pirate words when creating your word search on day 2):
Ok, me hearties, it’s time to weigh anchor and start writing those dairy entries –Heave Ho!
Daily Maths task: Which way Captain?
Today’s task is all about giving directions using the compass points (see the diagram). This was obviously a very important pirate skill as they needed to know in which direction to sail and find their treasure!
There are 3 sheets for you to try – do as many as you would like. The first one is the easiest and only uses the compass points in red in the diagram above. Sheets 2 and 3 also include what we call the ‘intercardinal points’ – the compass directions in black in the diagram.
Challenge: Can you create your own map / grid like the ones in my examples and use the compass points to locate items/ places with a pirate theme?
Compass skills like these will serve you well on board your pirate ship Me Hearties!
Quick Maths Challenge:
Pirate Challenge of the Day: Create a 2m tower challenge
Pirates need to be able to use their building skills at the drop of a hat! Whether it is fixing a mast to a ship or building a temporary shelter you need to be able to work with your hands and resources available. Your challenge is to build a tower, out of any construction kit/resources you have at home, that is 2 metres tall!
ICT Link to an online activity: Shape patterns
Shape Patterns is a sequencing game where children need to complete the pattern of different coloured 2D shapes. There are three levels of difficulty (1-3). A fun game. The only negative point is that the trains never stop arriving so hit the menu button to advance a level.
Message of the day:
“The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all”
The Emperor of China – Mulan