A sailor went to sea (Key Stage 1)


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Essential information

Key stage: 
Key Stage 1
School subject: 
Cutty Sark
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This interactive story-telling session takes pupils on an exciting journey on board Cutty Sark.

Using role-play, props and their imaginations, your class will build an adventure together as they explore the ship and sail across the high seas with our facilitator.

The story starts beneath the ship, where a young boy learns how to be a sailor with a bit of help from our wise old figureheads.

Children will sing songs together, practice sailor skills, and find out where they will be going on their first voyage (Australia), before setting sail up to the Main Deck. On the ship, children discover what sailors ate for dinner, sing songs and explore before….disaster! All hands on deck to save the ship!

Using simple drama techniques, children will work together to help the ship arrive safely in Australia before collecting their cargo and sailing home.

The session runs for 60 minutes, plus self-guided tour time. Note that it is possible to book time in the AHOY! Children’s Gallery at the National Maritime Museum, subject to availability.

Booking a session

Sessions cannot be booked online, this is always done via an email or phone enquiry in the first instance.

To book a visit, telephone 020 8312 6608 or e-mail bookings@rmg.co.uk

Cutty Sark schools booking information

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Learning resources

Literacy Activity - A day in the life of a sailor (KS1)

Teachers' guide to visiting Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark Facts Pack

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