Well ahoy there children of year one! 


I have received this letter from Captain Black so we need to make some treasure chests!  I've added some photos below of what you could do.  


I am thinking of using my egg boxes to paint and then making some of my own treasure to put in too!  How will you make yours?  


I can't wait for the photos!  Let's get making!

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Pirate Story

Mrs Fitchew reads a story

Treasure Maps! 

This week for our pirate topic I would like you to plan a pirates treasure map.  


The short video below helps to explain how you can make your map look old so listen carefully and see if you can give it a go!


Whilst it is drying you need to plan your map.  You will need to make a key so we know what all the different pictures mean.  Will you have mountains, caves, rivers, swamps, trees or a forest?  There is an example of a key below. 



You will also need to remember your compass on the map so we know which direction is North, East, South and West. 

(I always remember my compass points by the silly saying Never Eat Shredded Wheat!) 



Don't forget to draw a path so that we know how to get to the treasure!  


I can't wait to see all your maps on Purple Mash!  


Have fun!


There are also more map activities below which I think you will enjoy!  

Ancient Treasure Map Attack

Neil creates an ancient document from paper and stock cubes. Mmm, beefy.




I have been so excited about this topic!   


The first thing we are going to do is to make ourselves into pirates by making a pirate hat and other props if you'd like to! 


Below you will find a powerpoint that gives us some information about pirates.  You can use it to give yourself a pirates name and learn some of the lingo too! 


You can design and make your own pirate hat or use the  information below to help you use the template.  Add photos onto the purple mash blog so we can all see your amazing efforts!  


Have fun! 




The Pirate Song (When I was one)

Join in with Tony and the Kids. When I was One is taken from the original 'Row row row your boat' DVD. To find out more, go to