Exploring pirates collection

Victoria Haughton
17th May 2018
Exploring pirates collection

Activities, role-plays and planning ideas to help your salty sea dogs say ahoy to this popular theme

Pirates is undoubtedly one of the most popular cross-curricular topics covered in primary school. From literacy tasks and themed-songs, to designing ships and discovering historical facts, we've selected some of our favourite themed resources for you to add to your treasure chest. What arrrrr you waiting for?

Pirates Ahoy! Writing and Literacy Tasks

A Variety of Literacy Tasks based on a Pirate Theme.
Word mat provides useful words and phrases to support writing tasks.
Pirate Character Description Sheet with Writing Prompts and Graphics
Island Setting for a Pirate Adventure with further writing prompts
Simple Drawing Tasks
Label a Pirate
Sentence Strips
Mapping Task
Pirate Spelling - Whiteboard Tasks
A great additional resource to support and enhance a pirate topic. I would be delighted to receive feedback.
By Alice K

Pirate literacy unit - Instructions - 4 weeks KS2

A four-week long literacy unit, complete with a few worksheets. The resources we used were photocopies from various books. The Scholastic ‘Hot Topics’ Pirates book proved to be very useful and I recommend spending on that too!

Pupils really enjoyed creating their pirate instruction manuals. The topic ensured that they were very engaged, especially the boys.

By Miss Steer

Pirates - EYFS Planning and Resource Pack

Ahoy there! Get your pirate topic off to a swashbuckling start with this collection of planning and 31 teaching resources.

The fully editable planning file meets the requirements of the current EYFS.

The medium term overview details possible learning experiences, learning objectives and resources for each of the 7 areas of the EYFS curriculum.

The short term planning has a grid for each area of learning, showing learning objectives, resources, learning experiences and 'look, listen and note' guidance. There are 52 learning experiences planned in total, suitable to use over a half term topic.

This topic is aimed at Reception, although it could be adapted for younger children.

Many of the resources support the activities described in the planning pack. They include writing opportunities, simple texts to decode, thinking skills games, maths activities, vocabulary cards and more.
By PlanitTeacher

Pirate Facts

A PowerPoint, pitched at lower ability KS2 pupils, containing interesting facts and information about pirates. Good to use as part of a general pirate theme
By bevevans22

Pirates: Planning, Role Play and Resources . Activities for EYFS Nursery and Reception

This is an enormous resource with fully editable medium term planning (over 20 pages), to support a pirate theme in EYFS. Please note I collate my resources so you only see the top page of a resource which could be multiple pages long. This is a 256MB pack! Included in the pack are;
Pirate writing frames
Craft activities
Resoureces to support role play
Posters and display titles
Snap cards
Lotto game
Colouring sheets
Playdough mats
Tricky words on treasure chests
Graphemes on gold coins
Pirate words
Pirate bunting
Pirate puzzles
Treasure map
and more.........

By anncarcat

Pirate Word Problems

Suitable for a Pirate themed Treasure Hunt, or classroom work.
By susanbastock

Pirate co-ordinates

A powerpoint to help teach simple co-ordinates. I have used this with Year 2 children.
By marlboroughschool

Pirate Songs

After searching on TES for pirate songs for a themed day - I made up my own. All sung to nursery rhyme tunes. Parents and Grandparents all joined and loved them!
By adele1968

PIRATES Drama Pirate Name Cards and Pirate Drama Activities

Pirate Drama Cards (to create pirate names) + Drama Activities (including pirate scene scenarios, 2 short pirate scripts and pirate drama activities). Simple and fun drama learning with a pirate theme.

DRAMA TRUNK DRAMA CARDS ARE A DRAMA TEACHER'S BEST FRIEND! Just print, laminate (optional) and cut out a set of versatile drama cards that you can use over and over again. I cannot count how many times and ways I have used drama cards – absolutely my most handy drama resource.


Use DRAMA TRUNK drama cards for tons of creative, fun, imaginative, any day activities, including:

• Drama games (including last minute activities)
• Warm ups
• Team building and cooperation activities
• Improvisation / quick thinking
• Audition / rehearsal activities
• Language activities
• Guided learning
• Listening skills
• Inspiration
• Storytelling

Combine the use of multiple cards for even more activities, challenges and ideas (you will have a HUGE amount of drama activities ready to go when needed). Check out DRAMA TRUNK for tons of drama cards available!
By dramatrunk

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