Port Side Pirates

Date: 22nd Oct 2019 @ 9:46am

Portside Pirates

After reading one of the books on the corridor display last week, I decided to choose another book to read. I came across Port Side Pirates and I was really intrigued to find out what adventures a pirate gets up to and if they found any treasure.

The display Year 1 has created is fantastic. I particularly like the pictures of the day a pirate came into their class and all the children dressed up as pirates. Also, I had a sniff around for some treasure as there was a treasure chest but all I could find was gold coins with keywords on them and no bones or doggy treats.


 Just like Dougal’s Deep-Sea Diary, there was alliteration in the title – Port Side Pirates but unlike Dougal’s Deep Sea Diary, there is a mixture of writing in the book. The main adventure is a poem/song but there is also some information at the back about pirates and pirate ships, which was fascinating.

 My favourite part of the book was the adventure the pirates had. They sailed across the deep blue sea, through storms and came across a shipwreck. Can you guess what they found? Of course, treasure. Hoards of gold made the pirates very happy (If it had been me, I would have been happier to find lots of bones).  On the display, children in Year 1 have written a recount of the adventure as if they were one of the Port Side pirates.                                            


The children have used the key vocabulary on the coins and put them into their writing to make it even more interesting and descriptive.


I’m ‘pawsative’ that if you were to pick up this book and read it, you will be smiling from ear ‘terrier’.


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