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Land ahoy!

Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum! Arr…me hearties, it’s a sailors life for me!

Get your sea legs on, it’s time to sail the salty seas! Navigate, investigate and explore the world – just like Captain Cook. Make a boat, sink a ship, fly a pirate flag! Speak like a pirate, write like a poet, then weigh and measure a pirate’s booty! How do rescues happen at sea? Find out about brave volunteers and young Miss Darling, rowing her boat across stormy seas. Sing a sea shanty whilst cleaning the poop deck then search the school grounds for Captain Longbeard’s hidden treasure.

Thar’s land ahead, me buckos’s! Let’s get t’ship t’port.

 

Curriculum Coverage

The table below shows the learning opportunities from across the curriculum that will be taught within the topic.

 

 

English

Narrative; Information Books; Descriptions; Poetry; Postcards

Science

Everyday Materials; Working Scientifically

Art & Design

Observational drawing; Painting

Computing

Programming; Using Presentation Software

D & T

Mechanisms; Structures

Mathematics

Mass; Position; Direction; Movement

Music

Sea Shanties

Geography

Using and making maps; Location Knowledge; Using and giving directions

PSHE

Feeling positive about themselves

Topic vocab

The table below shows the key vocabulary that we will be using throughout the topic. Children need to understand the meaning, be able to use them in their writing and spell them.

 

pirate

globe

navigate

Jolly Roger

map

investigate

desert island

compass

boots

treasure

ocean

captain

treasure chest

port

explore

treasure map

cargo

float

gold

ship

sink

doubloons

sails

lighthouse

cutlass

mast

boat

eye patch

deck

parrot

wooden leg

crow’s nest

rudder

hook

helm