## Rounding decimals

Use this resource with the Pirate problems lesson from our Books topic.

Measure the distance between the islands and round up or down the distances.

To extend the activity, ask the children to work out the total distance the pirates would travel if they visited all the islands.   Can they find a shorter route and draw it on the map? How much shorter would the route be?   Look at the scale. What if the scale were 1cm = 2km – what would the approximate distances between the islands be then? Try out other scales, such as 1cm = 500m.

Challenge the children to devise maths problems based on the diagram. For example: ‘If the pirates were travelling at six kilometres per hour, how long would it take them to sail from island A to island B?’

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• ## Ferdinand Forest and the pirate pickle ebook

A story about a boy who fell into a book.

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• ## Ferdinand Forest spellings

These words taken from the Ferdinand Forest and the pirate pickle by Libby Taylor are often misspelled. Learn how to spell any that you don’t

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• ## Ferdinand Forest and the pirate pickle story map

Display the story map on your whiteboard and tell the story, image by image.

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• ## Assembly – closing thought

Read the ‘Travel by book’ closing thought and talk about the ideas in it during your class or school assembly.

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What facts can you find in text and what can you infer?

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• ## Fact finding

When confronted by a question, which words matter most when trying to work out the answer?

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• ## Library book quest

Demonstrate the breadth of subjects in your local or school library with this library book quest.

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• ## Pirate problems

Maths problems aren't as tricky as they first seem, start with some simple, contextual pirate problems.

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• ## Spelling rules bookmarks

These bookmarks provide a handy reminder of some common spelling rules.

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• ## Ferdinand Forest vocabulary

Make your own vocabulary cards with these words from Ferdinand Forest and the pirate pickle.

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• ## Story treasure hunt cards

Cut and laminate these cards for a literary treasure hunt game.

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• ## Mapping a story

Use this chart to identify the key elements of a story.

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• ## Mathematical vocabulary

Simple mathematical word cards, easy to cut out and perfect for discussing the four operations.

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• ## Teacher’s favourite book

Can children match the favourite book to the teacher?

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• ## Rounding decimals

Measure the distance between the islands and round up or down the distances.

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• ## Word of the week

Use this editable PDF to write your Word of the Week.

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• ## Understanding the story

Closed and open-ended comprehension activities for Ferdinand Forest and the pirate pickle.

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• ## Order the story

Cut out and arrange the story events of Ferdinand Forest and the pirate pickle in order.

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• ## Samuel Johnson cross quiz

After all your work on Dictionary Johnson try this cross quiz. Nine tricky questions to try.

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• ## Greedy Gizzard crew profiles

Develop the children’s understanding of the main characters in Ferdinand Forest and the pirate pickle with these fun pirate crew profile sheets.

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• ## Vocabulary – ‘pirate’ words

Match the seafaring word to its definition with these pirate vocabulary flash cards.

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• ## Pirate Pickle glossary

Can the children put these pirate-themed words from Ferdinand Forest and the pirate pickle in alphabetical order and then research what they mean?

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• ## Wanted posters

These Ferdinand Forest and the pirate pickle ‘Wanted’ posters are the perfect space for children to develop their understanding of some of the main characters

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• ## Samuel Johnson profile

Write a profile for Dr Samuel Johnson.

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• ## Dictionary Johnson biography

Learn all about the life of Dr Samuel Johnson.

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• ## Samuel Johnson slideshow

A profile for Dr Samuel Johnson.

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• ## Books storytelling certificate – EY and KS1

Reward your Early Years and KS1 storytellers with this Ferdinand Forest and the pirate pickle- themed certificate.

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• ## Storytelling prompts

Our ‘Storytelling prompts’ for Ferdinand Forest and the pirate pickle are the perfect accompaniment to your storytelling lessons. These prompts come with keyword phrases from the story.

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• ## Spot the difference KS1

Can you spot the differences between the two pirate crew images?

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• ## Spot the difference

Can you spot and describe the difference between the two pirate crew images?

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• ## Books storytelling certificate – KS2

Reward your KS2 storytellers with this Ferdinand Forest and the Pirate Pickle themed certificate.

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• ## Books fact cards

Our downloadable books fact cards feature four of our most famous authors.

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• ## Books fact card template

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A list of challenges that will help focus the readers in your class.

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