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Home Learning - Week 13



Did you know that pirates used to sing songs on the ship to help them all keep in time when they were hauling the sail and anchor up


Listen to the Sea shanty below and pretend you're hauling the huge sails up the mast


 Welcome back me hearties, we be continuing our Pirate lessons this week and today ye be learnin bout the ship


  • Click on the link for your group, den put ye research skills to the test - Can ye be finding out where the words go
  • Den label the ship in yer books.


 Gruffalos & Incredibles                                                Billy Goats & Buzz Lightyears




All groups - 10 mins mental warm up - Click on picture below to open then click + or - and follow numbers for your group.


Stars & Hexagons - 1 to 100

Diamonds & Hearts - 1 to 25


All groups - in week 2 of home learning we looked at directional language moving up, down, sideways, left & right and some of you had a brief introduction to compass points.  Watch the clip below and play the game to recap on direction and movement.  



Next play some directional games with a member of your family for them to pick up a treat.  For example, put a nice biscuit somewhere and give directions to your family to lead them to the treat, then swap around and you follow directions to find a treat.







Right Shipmates below is a comprehension challenge for you to complete

Open the one for your group 

Read through the text carefully then answer the questions in full sentences in your books.


        Gruffalos and Incredibles                                           Billy Goats and Buzz Lightyear





All groups - 10 mins mental warm up - Click on picture below to open then click + or - and follow numbers for your group



Stars & Hexagons - 1 to 100

Diamonds & Hearts - 1 to 25


All groups - Hope you are all now clear on left and right! Today you will be exploring what a Compass is and what the compass points are.  You have seen some of these clips and power point previously in Week 2 of home learning. Enjoy watching again to help you with your tasks this week.  


To help you remember the compass points learn the song and dance below.



Next help the pirates reach the treasure by giving them clear compass directions!!



Finally -  fill in the missing blanks to give treasure map directions, click pictures to open.











Now then me hearties, there be many jobs on board the ship and today we be learning bout dem - Savvy?


  • Open the 'Pirate jobs' document and read through the description of the jobs that Pirates be doin den, match em to the job names at the top.
  • Write em in yer books
  • Den we need to be testin yer eyesight - can yer spot the differences in the two pictures
  • Good luck me hearties and may a fair wind be with yer.


                     Pirate Jobs                                                                 Spot the Difference




All groups - 10 mins mental warm up - Click on picture below to open then click + or - and follow numbers for your group.



Stars & Hexagons - 1 to 100

Diamonds & Hearts - 1 to 25


All groups - North, South, East, West song and dance and watch any clips from Tuesday maths to recap on compass points.



Click on the picture for your group and follow the compass directions.

       Stars & Hexagons                    Diamonds & Hearts


Stars & Hexagons - extension activity 




LO: To investigate objects that sink and float

  • Today we are going to explore sinking and floating
  • who can tell me what the word float means?
  • who can tell me what the word sink means?
  • Can you name something that floats? 
  • Thats right  - boats, boats float on the water.
  • What happens when they get a hole in them??


Watch the videos below to learn about why some objects sink and why some float.



  • Now you know a bit more about sinking and floating, it's time to test your skills and try the challenge
  • So grab a washing up bowl, 2 containers and load of different objects that fit into the bowl and let's see which ones sink and which one's float. (Oh, you might need a towel as well!)




Here's a table for you to fill in the results of you experiment - don't forget to make a prediction!

Copy it into your books 





Right then me hearties, ere's a funny story bout Pirates who be lovin underpants!

Tell me den, was that there story a true (non-fiction) book, or be it a made up story (fiction) book?

  • Now sometimes, people be making up lots of untruths bout us Pirates and none of it be good!
  • Your mission today be to sort truths from untruths - savvy?
  • Open that there document underneath and write down what be facts (true) bout us and what be opinion (not true)
  • Send Cap'in Campbell and First mate Colley yer work so we can check how yer getting along - savvy?
  • If yer wanting to make a good impression then why not design some fantastic Pirate pants for First mate Colley, she might give yer some grog.



               Pirate Fact or Opinion                                              Underpants template




All groups - 10 mins mental warm up - Click on picture below to open then click + or - and follow numbers for your group.



We hope you have enjoyed the compass map work this week.  Thank you to those children who have sent pictures of their work.  As you now know a compass is very important when it comes to reading maps.  Today you are going to be exploring coordinates which is used to identify areas on a map. 


Watch the clip below, then click on the Power Point and work your way through item on the map giving your answers before the next click. To play the Power Point click on the 'slideshow' tab, then click 'Play from beginning slide' tab.



Finally click on the coordinates map for your group and record the coordinates in your book. For example, rowing boat - D4

           Stars & Hexagons                               Diamonds & Hearts



 Today we're going to find out all about keeping safe near the water.  

  • We will learn about an organisation made up of people whose job it is to help us if we get into difficulty in the water. 
  • That organisation is called the RNLI.

  • The RNLI is a charity, made up of many volunteers –  volunteering means to do something helpful without expecting or receiving a reward or getting paid.

  • Have you heard of the RNLI from trips to the beach / seaside?

  • Perhaps you have even visited a lifeboat station?





  • What do you notice about the volunteers and what they are wearing. Why do they think they are wearing the kit they are? Explain that lifeboat crew and lifeguards need specially designed kit to ensure they are dry, warm and visible when they are rescuing people. The materials the clothes are made from need to be warm and waterproof.

  • In your books, write a range of words or sentences describing the work the RNLI do and why it is important.

  • Below is a template if you'd like.






Welcome back shipmates, today be the day that you finally get to be a proper Pirate

  • First though yer be needin to make a hat
  • Read the Instructions below and follow step by step to make one

I'll be seeing yer on board matey






All groups - 10 mins mental warm up - Click on picture below to open then click + or - and follow numbers for your group.



All groups – Big Maths CLIC sheet, this sheet is not timed and children will sometimes need help reading the questions. When doing the Big Maths Addition Sheet this week I would once again like all children to ask a parent to time them doing this sheet.  It doesn’t matter how long it takes you, you are making a record of the time so that you can assess yourself on your mental recall of addition facts over the next few weeks. Please let us know how you get on! 




Extension challenge - only do this if you are able to complete all 17 answers correctly on the timed addition sheet above in 2 minutes or less.






  • When you go to the beach how do you know where you can go in the water?
  • Can you just go in anywhere?
  • Use slides 2–4 to explain that lifeguards keep watch along certain beaches to help keep visitors safe. They watch the sea conditions and put out flags to tell visitors where and when it is safe to enter the water.

  • Slides 5–9 show the main flags you would expect to see on a UK beach try to answer the questions

  • Now look at slides 10 - 17

  • Talk to an adult about what you can see in each picture - which flag do you think the lifeguard should put out?

  • Try to explain your answer and offer a reason for your thinking (e.g. I can tell it is windy because the lady cannot open her umbrella).

  • Now colour in the different flags that the Lifeguards might put up.

  • Test you skills and see if you can identify all the dangers on the beach


       Slides                                                                                            Flag Colouring


        Spot the dangers on the beach activity