Abandon Ship

Thursday 10 May 2012

A few days ago, Year 3 and Year 4 received this letter:

Dear Year 3 & 4,

I be writing this here diary whilst I be gettin’ attacked from the east by those scallywags, employed by the ‘onourable Queen Elizabeth to do away with us. I don’t ‘ave much time left and I be worrying ’bout me treasure y’see. I thinks I can swim ashore but I won’t be able to carry me treasure which weighs a massive 1kg. I as got sum wood, stone and other bits and pieces but don’t have a clue what to do. ‘Elp us if ye can and make me something that help float me treasure back to shore.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be coming up with some ideas and building a device that can float the treasure back to shore. Hopefully, this pirate will let us share some of his booty if we manage to help him!