Wednesday 3rd June Y3/4 (wk8)

If you haven’t seen it yet, here is the movie trailer of ‘Yo ho ho and a bottle of juice’ (have a look as your pirate might be in it)!

Good morning to you all – Shipmates! We hope you enjoyed the learning yesterday, it was great to see so many word searches coming in. We also hope that members of your household enjoyed completing them – you had thought of some fantastic pirate inspired words to include!

Yesterday, we said that we’d be looking for a fantastic vessel to sail the seas in and today we’ve found it –

Ship Ahoy!

Today, we are going to be exploring the pirate’s favourite mode of transport – their ship.

Look at this Power Point and diagram (above) to introduce you to what they were like and the different parts to  a typical pirate ship.

Your task today is:

1./  To design , draw and label your own pirate ship. You must give it a name and don’t forget to include the flag (from today’s pirate challenge.)

2./  Use some of the words from the ship labels and information from the PowerPoint to describe your ship.

For example:

  • What type of ship is it?
  • What sorts of sails does it have?
  • What is its figurehead (what’s one of those?)
  • What would we find in the Captain’s quarters?
  • Why does it need a crow’s nest?
  • How many cannons does it have?
  • Where does it sail?
  • Who is its captain?

We look forward to seeing your designs and reading all of your descriptions.


Some of you may have played this game before but to those of you who have not, you will need a partner. An older brother or sister or parent may already know how to play this game.

The instructions are on the sheet but do remember that for coordinates (naming the squares on the grid), you need to GO ALONG THE CORRIDOR BEFORE YOU GO UP THE STAIRS

So:  The blue square is at F6 (If numbers are on both axes, say the ‘going along’ number before the ‘up’ number).

If you are really confused by this or have no partner, remember that you can always do your pirate maths challenge instead. Good luck and may the best Captain win!

Quick Maths Challenge

Pirate Challenge of the Day: Design a flag or logo Challenge

Pirates, your captain wants to have a new flag (or logo) for their ship. Can you design and draw your own ‘Pirate’ flag or logo. Send us your designs.

ICT Link to an online activity: Subtraction grids

Can you meet the challenge to see how many subtraction calculations you can do in two minutes? There are different levels and you can choose either one or two missing numbers to make your number sentence correct. You can choose the level that suits your learning (ask you parents/careers if you are not too sure on what to pick). My record was 30/30 in 2 mins on one number (up to 30 section)!

Message of the day:

“Our fate lives within us, you only have to be brave enough to see it”

Merida – Brave

One Comment

  1. Adam Parr says:


    How do we email pictures to you?

    Many thanks,
    Adam Parr

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