Tuesday 9th June Y3/4 (wk9)

Good morning to our pirates, one and all. Today’s learning focus is a pirate’s haul! We hope you are all shipshape and ready to sail, for today we will be following a treasure trail!

Pirates plundered (stole) from ships which crossed their paths and of course, some did contain a few valuable jewels, gold and silver as well as the more mundane (normal) items mentioned below.  Sometimes, pirates got really lucky: In 1694, Henry Avery and his crew sacked the Ganj-i-Sawai, the treasure ship of the Grand Moghul of India. They captured chests of gold, silver, jewels, and other precious cargo worth a fortune. Pirates with gold or silver tended to spend it quickly when in port. However, most of the pirate “treasure” to be had was delicate, such as food, drink, sugar, wood, ropes, or cloth. 

Daily English task: Your task today, is to describe the treasure haul from the Ganj-i-Sawai as Henry Avery (the Pirate Captain) wishes to keep an accurate record – in case any goes missing! (He knows that his pirate crew are very untrustworthy!) Here is a photograph of the treasure:

Inside it contains:

  • Golden chains
  • Gold coins
  • Pearl necklaces
  • A Queen’s crown
  • Rubies
  • Diamond jewellery
  • Sapphires
  • Gold watches
  • And more (it is up to you)!

Can you describe some of the items in the treasure chest using great descriptive adjectives (describing words) and similes (where you use ‘like’ or ‘as’ to compare one thing to another). I will give you modelled example to help you:

Daily Maths task:

Your task today is to read and use co-ordinates to locate items on a treasure map. Remember, that when using co-ordinates, you need to:

Go along the corridor before you go up the stairs.

This means you need to go along the horizontal (along axis) before you go up the vertical axis. So for example:

There are 3 activity sheets for you to attempt, the answers to all the sheets are at the end (the pdf is clearer to use).

Map reading and using co-ordinates is another very valuable pirate skill – you are learning the ropes fast and shaping up to be a good crew member Me Hearties!

Tomorrow, you’ll be designing your own map for a very famous Pirate Captain!

Quick Maths Challenge:

Pirate Challenge of the Day: Create a miniature book Challenge

Can you make your own miniature book? Follow the pictures below, which instruct you how to do so. Please ask an adult or older sibling for help with the cutting if you need to.

You can now create your own pirate adventure!

ICT Link to an online activity: Pictograph Game

A pictograph game which is simple to use and where you answer six questions about the data. A short game today.


Message of the day:

“Sometimes we have to go deep inside ourselves to solve our problems.”

Patrick Star – SpongeBob SquarePants