~ Primary 3 & 4 ~
Fiction: Investigate a range of traditional stories and stories from other cultures. Focus on the setting, the characters, the key events, the story ending and the language used.
Poetry: Investigate poems with predictable and patterned language.
Non-Fiction: Investigate dictionaries, glossaries, indexes and other alphabetically ordered texts. Locate words and information using initial letter/s. Explore simple definitions & explanations.
Children will experience a variety of writing tasks and will be encouraged to revise and edit their work so that it is the best they can produce. Presentation will focus upon legibility with distinguished ascenders and descenders, appropriate use of upper and lower case letters and correct spacing.
Sentence & Word Level:
P3-Common & proper nouns, singular & plural, verbs and verb tenses, adjectives & compound words.
P4-Types of nouns, singular & plural, verb tenses, homophones, commas, question marks & exclamation marks.
Phonics: Phonics activities from the Jolly Phonics programme.
Spelling: Spelling activities from the Complete Spelling Scheme.
Reading: Guided reading groups, library books and class topic books
World Around Us
What is a pirate? Pirate poems, songs & rhymes. Pirate phrases.
What were they like? What characteristics are needed to be a pirate?
Do pirates still exist?
Famous pirates – Blackbeard, Calico Jack, Anne Bonny, Mary Read etc. Wanted posters.
Pirate ships – identify the parts & what each is used for, floating & sinking, pirate flags, forces.
Pirate attack – cannons, pirate weapons, Davy Jones Locker.
Pirate adventures – treasure hunts, treasure maps & pirate logs.
Life on a pirate ship – jobs, food & drink, pirate rules, a hard life.
Pirate day – dress up and take part in a range of pirate activities!