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Treasure Island




Treasure Island



Treasure Island Comprehension 6


Can you sequence the events of the story ?  Write a sentence for each part of the story.

Treasure Island Sequence Task


We come to the end of the story ?  Will anyone find the treasure ?  What will happen to Ben Gunn and Long John Silver ?  How will JIm's life be changed ?

Episode 9: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks2-treasure-island-pt9/zdj6rj6

Episode 10: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks2-treasure-island-pt10/zr82382

Treasure Island SPaG 6




Have another look at the Pirate PowerPoint from 18.06.20

Imagine you are applying for the post of a pirate.  (Choose a particular role ie: quarter master / bosun / cook)

Answer the following questions:

Which job are you applying for ?

Why are you applying for this job ?

Tell me something interesting about yourself:

Why would you be good at this job ?

What relevant experience do you have ?

What hobbies do you have ?

Do you get sea sick ?

Why are you leaving your other job ?



Treasure Island Comprehension 5

Remember you can read through the scripts to help with the comprehension task.  They can be found on the BBC website underneath each episode.



Have a go at improving the following sentences:

  • Jim welcomed the old pirate.
  • Billy Bones went to his room.
  • Jim’s mother took some gold coins.
  • The blind beggar visited Billy.
  • Silver rowed Jim to the ship.


  • The pirates met on deck for a meeting.
  • Jim hid in the apple barrel.
  • The crew prepared to set sail.
  • Ben Gunn emerged from the trees.
  • The captain asks Silver to leave.


Consider: word order / change verb / add adverb or adverbial / include a simile / add a sub ordinate clause / use interesting adjectives / sophisticated punctuation.

For example: Jim welcomed the old pirate.

Jim, who worked at the Admiral Benbow inn, welcomed the mysterious old bucaneer.



Create a pirate kenning.

A kenning is a figurative two word used to describe something in a metaphorical sense.  For instance a milk producer could be a cow or a beach lapper could be the sea.  

Here's some ideas:

Ocean dweller.

Ship navigator.

Rum guzzler.

Star follower.


This week we will be watching episodes 7 and 8.

Episode 7: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks2-treasure-island-pt7/zmxnkmn

Episode 8: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks2-treasure-island-pt8/zvbkhbk

Treasure Island SPaG 5



Jim Hawkins is described as the 'protagonist' - this is the leading character (or major character) in the story or film.

Imagine you are in the role of Jim.  Thinking about the story so far can you answer the following questions from his perspective.  Remember to use full sentences and the first person (I   me  my mine  we   us etc.)

  • Introduce yourself . . .
  • Tell me about your family:
  • What did Billy Bones ask you to do ?
  • What happened when the blind beggar visited Billy ?
  • Why did the pirates attack the inn ?
  • What did you find in Billy’s room ?
  • What did the squire intend to do with the map ?
  • What are your first impressions of Long John Silver ?
  • Tell me about the other pirates on the ship:
  • What did you overhear the pirates planning?
  • How did this make you feel ?
  • What do you intend to do ?



Can you remember the rule of 5 ?  This is the punctuation used to show dialogue (the spoken word).

Have a go at punctuating the following sentences correctly and use an alternative word for 'said'.  Consider the way in which the speaker might be saying it

  • Is there much company here ?                                     said the pirate.
  • I’ve searched his room – there’s nothing                      said Jim.
  • I shall have my dues and not a penny more                 said Mrs Hawkins.
  • In three weeks’ time we will have the best ship            said the squire.
  • The blind beggar is dead                                               said the messenger
  • You must not breathe a word                                        said the doctor.
  • They call me Long John Silver                                      said the pirate
  • Prepare to cast off                                                         said Smollett.
  • Silver and gold . . . silver and gold                                said the parrot.
  • Land ahoy! Land ahoy!                                                 said the ship’s mate.


You can download / read the script for each episode - scroll under the episode to find the link.

Treasure Island - Comprehension 4


The pupils in school have been doing some art; drawing and painting pirates.  Can you create your own description of a pirate ?  I have created a mighty female pirate called Sally Cinammon . . . she's a real bucaneer.

Treasure Island - Pirate Description


This week we will watch episodes 5 and 6.  What do you think will happen to Jim and the squire and the doctor ?  Will they find the treasure or will the mutineering crew be victorious ?

Episode 5 https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks2-treasure-island-pt5/z77tcqt

Episode 6 https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks2-treasure-island-pt6/zv346v4

As ever we will start the week with a SPaG task: 

Treasure Island SPaG 4



19.06.20  Jim Hawkins Character Study

Draw a picture of young Jim and annotate with adjectives that describe him.

18.06.20 Information Text - Pirates

Pirate PowerPoint

Look at the presentation and make some notes.  Can you create an information text outlining the different jobs on board the ship ?  You could make a factfile or a small booklet.

17.06.20 Comprehension Activity

Watch Episode 4: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks2-treasure-island-pt4/zbb9t39

Treasure Island Comprehension 3

16.06.20 Pirate Ships

Pirate Ship PowerPoint

Can you match the definitions with the correct part of the ship ?  Parts of a Pirate Ship task

Draw and label a pirate ship:

15.06.2020 SPaG Activity

Episode 3 of Treasure Island  https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks2-treasure-island-pt3/zd87vk7

Treasure Island SPaG 3


12.06.20 Mapping the World

Use maps / atlases / the internet to locate / dentify the following:

* the seven continents

* the five main oceans

* can you find the UK ?

* what do we call the imaginary line that goes around the middle of the world ?

Can you find the following statistics:

- number of countries in the world

- world population

- biggest country by land mass

- smallest country by land mass


11.06.20 Biography of Robert Louis Stephenson

Today we are finding out about the author, Robert Louis Stephenson.  Can you do some research on his life and create either a fact file or a biography about his life?  The following two links are pages on the internet you could use to gather information from.




read the handout and answer the following questions:

RLS handout

- Where was RLS born ?

- How many siblings did he have ?

- Why was his attendance at school irregular ?

- What did he study at Edinburgh university ?

- When did RLS finish law school ?

- In which year did he marry ?

- Where did he get the idea for Treasure Island ?

- In June 1888, where did RLS travel to ?

- In which country did he live out the rest of his days ?#

- When and how did RLS die ?


10.06.20 Episode 2 and linked comprehension task


Treasure Island Comprehension 2

Can you find out the meaning of these words: siege       hoard       credit       virtue       undertaking       


09.06.2020 SpaG activity - see link below

Treasure Island SPaG 2


08.06.2020   Write a diary entry from Jim's point of view :


Watch the episode again and write a diary ebnry as if you were Jim.  Organise into 3 paragraphs:  1 Billy Bones arrives /  2 Black Dog Visits Billy Bones / 3 Billy dies

Aim for 5 - 6 sentences per paragraph.



A hoy there me hearties !  Shiver me timbers Year 6 !

When the Year 6 pupils return to school on June 1st we will be starting a new story topic based on a story called 'Treasure Island'.  Many of the tasks completed in school will be uploaded onto this page so that any pupils who are staying at home can have a go at them too.

Can you find out he answers to these questions ?

  • Who wrote Treasure Island ?
  • What nationality was the author ?
  • In which year was it written ?
  • What is the name of the main character ?
  • Where is the story set ?
  • What is the name of the main pirate ?
  • What was the ship called ?


Treasure Island - word search

Treasure Island - SPaG 1


Treasure Island Comprehension 


Here is the link for the first episode of Treasure Island: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks2-treasure-island-pt1/zv2h47h

This link is the script that you can read through before completing the following tasks:   http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/schoolradio/pdfs/treasureisland/treasure_island_story_01.pdf

Can you find out what the following words mean :

* existence     * lodgings        * sabre          * intact          * scurvy          * extract          * parchment

Write a diary entry from Jim's point of view :

3 paragraphs:  1 Billy Bones arrives /  2 Black Dog Visits Billy Bones / 3 Billy dies

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