Today we had a pirate writing competition. We had at least 20 children share their writing with the class and they voted on the best 5 stories. Then Karys and Emily were selected as having the best pirate stories for the day. They each won a pirate album.
"Arrrr! Walk the plank or I will fight you!" Tash shivered as she took tiny steps towards the end. Suddenly she had an idea. She did a back flip onto the deck. She snatched a pirates sword and she fought off the pirates until they were so scared they jumped off the plank and the captain stuttered "A-a-abandon s-s-ship". She watched them get chased by the sharks to land. She stopped and looked around herself. She was on a pirate ship! There was gold in the captains cabin and everything.
Once upon a time there lived a pirate girl named Karys. She always sailed the seven seas and she loved an adventure. Especially ones with treasure at the end. But one day .... she heard a sound. It sounded like a magical sound. Later that day she heard some more sounds like "Arrr!" So she said "Hey! Whoever is making that sound please stop now!". So the pirate stopped and stared at her. She said "What? I just said shhhh!" said Karys. "Matie you are not allowed on our boat". "Why?" said Karys. "Because you said we have to be quiet. I'm sorry but I am trying to fall asleep and you were trying to dance" said Karys.
We are learning to be pirates. Did you know pirates need to be good at telling the time so then know when to sail on the seven seas. They also need to know positional language like on, next to, behind, beside etc.
The pirates left the diamonds in the
bush.Why did the pirates in the bush?I do not know!
I found gems. Probably a pirate
came here. I found a treasure map and we
went to find it.
The treasure map said…
I want my gold and gems!
By Conner B
Today we some kids found some gems. Some were red, some were blue and some were
green. They had a sparkly shine. So the pirates what them back tomorrow. We’re worried. So worried.
Because we only have 7 gems!
We gave the pirate’s gems back. He gave us a pirate boat from him in return
for the gems.
This morning, it started quite ordinary
until Riley M was sprinting off outside.
Riley whispered “What shall I go and play on today? A-ha, the swing. Youchers!” Riley shouted.
He got poked with a gem. I ran outside.
“What happened?” I said.
“I got poked by a gem.” replied Riley.
“Let’s go hunting for gems!” I shouted.
After a few hours of hunting for gold and
gems, it was time to go home. The next day, Aiden saw a letter. It said…
“Just to remind you, I’ll be back tomorrow
to take my gems and gold.”
We only had seven gems and one gold coin. We were hoping he didn’t mind. We slowly put the bowl down. The next day the pirate took them and left us
a toy. It seems he didn’t mind after
all. The toy was a two storey pirate
I think a pirate owns the gems and
coins. So we should probably set a trap
but what if the pirates tries to kill us!
But the map… it smells disgusting if I do
say so myself.
The next morning…
The whole class looked up.
I think the eggs were from seven skunks
because they smell like rotten eggs. They
were found under the bird houses. The
eggs were coloured in every colour in the rainbow.
I think there were a bit more colours than
in the rainbow. Two of the eggs weren’t
hatched. I think there are two baby
possums inside those eggs. They were wet
because of the rain.
In the morning, we found some colourful
gems. It must have been from the
dinosaurs from ages ago because it must have been a huge gem and dinosaur
stepped on the gem because 12 people went to go look for the gems. The gems shape, line, and medium: it has heaps of lines because it is a 3D
shape. There was a pirate note in a
plastic cup so it must be a pirate because it said “arrr” and “ahoy”. Pirates say these two words, so it’s a
pirate. There was also a gold , which
was one dollar. It’s definitely not a
dinosaur because dinosaurs don’t say the two words and because dinosaurs say
nothing except growling. So it was not a
dinosaur. Now we know that it is a pirate.
By Benji R
“Ouch!” said Riley Mills. He sat on some gems. I decided to help him find more. We found more and more. People were racing to see the gems. JC found the most gems.
After all the excitement, JC found a bird’s
We found some gems. The gems were shiny and pointy. It was so hard to find them. But we found out that it was pirate
gems. We found a map. It said “Arrr! Where are my gems. Tomorrow I will swing by for my gems.”
I forgot to say, we also found a $2 coin.
Today, we found a box. The pirate came early. The box had a pirate ship in it. Mrs Kenyon started to build it but then it
was a normal day.
On Tuesday someone found a map and a pirate
maybe wrote it and maybe the pirate dropped it and they might have remembered
where it was. Maybe the day before, they
will come back and put it there. I was
very nervous about what they would do.
We only had 7 gems and we didn’t have time to find more.
The pirates got the gems and they gave us another note. Two people read them and we opened the box
from the pirates. It was a whole ship
set. The pirates were nice.
I think a secret fairy must have dropped
the shimmering, colourful gems in the school.
On Monday some people from my class, found them. But we found out that it was not a
fairy. It was a PIRATE!
So we need to give the gems and coin back
tomorrow morning. If we don’t, they
might catch us and the piece of paper smelt like water and it was also disgusting
if I do say so myself.
On Wednesday, we found out that the pirates
were friendly. We gave back the gold and
gems. Then we saw the pirate ship.
Today was awesome! Our big buddies from Pounamu Atawhai came to work with us. We played a new game for PE with some of the girls while the rest of our class were doing reading with our big buddies. Here are a few photos.