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Friday 26th Feb


Can you learn this sea song today?


Today we would like to to write and even film your own sea shanty. Can you follow along to the beat of the one below. 

A sea shanty is a tune that pirates and sailors sing. It is a simple song with a simple beat. You can just bang your fist on the table to stay in time. 


Your shanty might be something like this:


There once was a pirate on the sea,

A scary pirate that was me.

The wind in the sail and the salt in the air, 

Hear my pirate roar! ARGHHHHH




I am a pirate on the sea

Black boots and beard that is me

I make all the pirates run away

As I hunt the world for treasure! ARGHHHHH


This means we are looking for 4 short sentences. They don't have to rhyme but if they can that is great. 


Use your phonics knowledge to work as independently as possible. Please write the word pirate on your child's white board for them to copy (we wouldn't expect this to be spelt correctly otherwise). 

Below is some sound mats, tricky word mats and a pirate word mat if it helps. 


If you would like to share your shanties we would love to hear them. ARGHHHHHH!







Warm up





Find some objects that are suitable to throw. Throw each object one at a time. Which object was thrown the furtherst? Why do you think it was able to be thrown so far?


How can we check that it is the furthest away? We can measure it. How can we measure it? Using blocks, shoes, hands, pencils, pasta, spoons etc.

Can you record the results of how far your threw each objects?





This afternoon you are going to build your own Pirate ship. What will you use?


You could use:








Please upload a photograph to learningbook. ARGHHHHHHHH!