Develop children’s knowledge of the sea, seafaring and pirates. Children use maps, learn about famous pirates and explorers and find out about life at sea.
Linked science investigations: Why do boats float? Can you find the treasure?
Linked texts: The Troll – Julia Donaldson; The Adventures of Sinbad the Sailor – Katie Daynes; Grace Darling – Anita Ganeri
Visit a marina, boat yard, RNLI station or boating lake
Find pirate treasure
Narratives; Information texts; Descriptions; Poetry; Postcards
Using and making maps; Locational knowledge; Directions
Observational drawing; Printing
Programming; Using presentation software
Significant historical people – Captain James Cook, Grace Darling; Famous pirates
Everyday materials; Working scientifically
Why do boats float? Can you find the treasure?