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What are we learning about?


During this 7 week unit we will become Pirates! We are hoping to take a trip to a ship and will be reading Treasure Island, acting it out using a playscript. We will be making our own comic strips and learning about navigation!


In the first 3 weeks, we will be studying ‘Treasure Island’ by Robert Louis Stevenson. We will be looking at the features of playscripts and turning the book into a play.

We will be writing our own pirate adventure stories and studying sea shanties


This unit will firstly focus on fractions before moving on to coordinates and compass points.

We will be looking at pictograms and Venn diagrams through the discovery of pirate treasure.

We will also continue our work on formal calculation methods.

Learning Opportunities

This topic will focus on learning all about pirates – their ships, life on board, the crew, treasure and famous pirates. Our computing curriculum will involve designing a comic strips based on an event or famous pirate. In science, we will be learning about animals, their skeletons and muscles.

We are going to aim to recreate a Treasure Island in the classroom!


At the end of the project, there will be an opportunity for you to come in and see all of our hard work in the classroom!

How you can help at home


Parents can support by reading a variety of pirate stories and playscripts, looking at the features. Please also collect any old boxes (as large as possible!) so we can create lots of pirate artefacts! The CBBC programme ‘Swashbuckle’ is a great hook for the children!

Horrible Histories - Blackbeard's Song

The famous pirate and his crew sing about his vicious reign of the high seas.