Thursday 4th June Y3/4 (wk8)

Good morning Years 3 and 4. We hope you are all well and had a great Wednesday . The many different pirate ships that we saw were amazing (we hope none of them are planning to sail up the River Blackwater anytime soon!) It was also good to hear that so many of you played the Battleships game – we trust the best Captains won!

Yesterday, we looked at pirate ships and learnt about the different types and different parts to them. Today, we are going to look at another pirate essential – the pirate’s hat – SHIVER ME TIMBERS ME HEARTIES!

Daily English task:

Bluebeard, the famous pirate, has found this video of how to make a pirate’s hat online:

His pirate friend, Blackbeard, would also like to have such a superb hat but unfortunately he does not have the internet on board his ship.  Your task today, is to watch the video (you might need to watch it more than once) and write the instructions for making the hat so that Bluebeard can send them to Blackbeard via carrier pigeon or parrot.

Here are what good instructions need to include:

Features of Instruction Texts:

  • Title
  • Introduction (what will the instructions help you to do)
  • Materials needed
  • Pictures/Diagrams
  • Time Connectives
  • Numbered steps
  • Bossy verbs
  • Final sentence

If you are lucky enough to have suitable materials at home, why not have a go at making a pirate hat yourself? We would love to see some photographs of you wearing them!

Daily Maths task:

Pirate shopping!

Now that Bluebeard has his smart pirate’s hat, he realises that he needs to shop for provisions (items) which he will need on board his ship when sailing the seven seas!

Your task today is to look at the pirate’s provisions sheet and choose some items for Bluebeard to buy.   You can buy different combinations of items and work out how much they would cost you in total. If you are feeling super confident, work out how much change you would get from a £10.00 or £20.00 note (for example).

If you feel that the prices are too low – you can always make up your own price for each item or add your own items to the list.


Quick Maths Challenge:

Pirate Challenge of the Day: Dance Challenge

Pirates, the Captain likes his sailors to be fit, have fun and entertain him. You must learn to line dance to Achy Breaky Heart ready to keep him happy if called upon. Please see video below:

ICT Link to an online activity: Sled Dog Dash

Here are some fun missions which challenge children’s listening and reading skills. Children complete missions by using non-fiction texts as a guide. There are several adventures to choose from and I really liked it. Mouse skills are tested as well. I particularly enjoyed Wind Song Mountain. I found it was interesting to learn about sled dogs and how to care for them. Also steering the sled was fun!

Message of the day:

“Always let your conscience be your guide”

The Blue Fairy – Pinocchio