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Tuesday 28th April

Tuesday 28th April


Ahoy there!

Thank you for sending us all of your fantastic activities to see . . . you are all working so hard. Thank you to your mummies, daddies and carers too, they are working so hard to get everything ready for you and to help you while you are busy playing and working.


Important Posting Information

We hope you are finding it helpful having the whole week's activities at the beginning of the week.

To try and make things even easier, we would like to ask that, from tomorrow, you include all of the activities that you have done in one post, instead of lots of individual posts. We appreciate that sometimes you may send your post and then something else might happen and you may want to send that too, that is absolutely fine . . . but please no more than that.

(If this presents any problems to you, please let us know)


Share the Kindness

We know that lots of you are showing amazing kindness and community spirit at the moment. Please let us know what you have been doing and we will share it on our blog. For example, have written a note to a neighbour who is on their own? Have you sent someone some rainbow post? Please let us know, it warms the cockles of our pirate hearts!


Talk like a Pirate!

To make you even better Pirates, Mrs Biddiscombe has made a list of Pirate phrases for you to practice!

  1. Abaft, or aft = Toward the back of the boat
  2. Ahoy = Hello
  3. All hands hoy = Everyone on the deck
  4. Avast ye! = Stop you! Pay attention!
  5. Batten down the hatches = A signal to prepare the ship for an upcoming storm
  6. Binnacle = Where the compass is kept on board the ship
  7. Black jack = A pirate flag; a large tankard
  8. Black spot = A death threat (found in Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson)
  9. Blimey! = Something said when one is in a state of surprise
  10. Blow the man down = It possibly means getting knocked to the ground or killed (found in a 19th-century sea shanty)
  11. Booty = Treasure or loot
  12. Buccaneer = Name for a pirate mainly found in the Caribbean in the 17th and 18th centuries
  13. Cackle fruit = Hen's eggs
  14. Coaming = A surface that prevented water on the deck from dripping to lower levels of the ship
  15. Cockswain, or coxswain = The helmsman
  16. Crow's nest = The place on the ship where the lookout stand is built
  17. Cutlass = Type of sword used by the pirates


​​​​​​​We hope you have a good evening!

Miss Francis and Mrs McGregor