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We are learning about pirates this week! 


Below are activities to support your child's Literacy skills. 

Each day begin by recapping phase 2 and 3 phonemes and tricky words.

You could use a timer to see how many they can read each day in 1 minute.

(All related writing resources are at the bottom of the page)


Look at the Power Point about Pirate Ships with an adult. Then see if you can put the labels in the right places. You could even draw your own pirate ship and label it. 



Revise how to spell the tricky words, refer to the names of the letters:  Cheerleader style! Hide the word and clap and spell it, reveal the word and check it. Repeat process with the new word.  

Phase 2/3 ‘the’, ‘to’, ‘no’, &’go’.

Phase 3/4  he, she, we, me, be, was, you.


Pirates use telescopes to spot islands and find their treasure. What do you think they will see in their adventures? Draw a picture in the circle on the sheet of what you think they can see and write a sentence to describe it. 



Use the pictures on the sheets or draw your own, to write some sentences about the pictures related to pirates. 



Practise saying the alphabet looking at uppercase/lowercase letters on IWB. Education City, communication, language and literacy, linking sounds and letters, Abc sing-along. Children stand up and do this.


Share the 'Pirates' Powerpoint with an adult.

Make a pirate wanted poster. Write a description so they can be spotted. Do they have a hook? or maybe they have a gold sword and a wooden leg!




Hide the tricky words around the house. Go on a pirate adventure to find the tricky word treasure. Don't forget to read them as you go. You could also have a hunt to find specific tricky words. Can you find the right ones?

You could then play tricky word treasure by hiding coins under some of the words once you've found them all. Read the tricky word then if you get it right, see if you have found treasure under it.  



Monster Phonics Flashcards- Phase 2

Tricky Words and Sight Words Song


Phase 3 Tricky Words Song Say Hello To

Phase 4 Tricky Words Song Sight Words Song for said, have, like, come, some, what, when

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