Floating Sam and the Flotsam Boatsman and the Boat Afloat

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Floating Sam was a lifeguard whale who loved to paddle off shore.
Whenever the temperature was over forty – four, he’d go swimming some more.
Floating Sam swam and swam …
He swam in the waves and over the dam.
Floating Sam swam as fast as he could,
But of course, it wasn’t long before he was stuck in the mud.
Floating Sam had flippers for slippers,
But, being a whale, his feet didn’t easily fit his flippers.
When Floating Sam practised his front crawl,
He sped all the way to the harbour wall.
Covered in sea – weed, he met his ol’ ship mate, the Flotsam Boatsman,
Who thought his costume and technique were great !
Floating Sam asked Flotsam if he’d like to set sail,
And join in a swimming race with the enormous whale.
Before long, they were surfing along,
In force – gale winds on currents quite strong.
The only place Flotsam ever wanted to holiday, was on an ocean liner,
So he booked a ticket and was due to depart on Saturday.
They’d never had such a fun trip … and every day Sam and the Flotsam took a dip.
Around about lunchtime, Floating Sam and the Flotsam Boatsman anchored out at sea,
They’d brought salmon sandwiches which they ate for a picnic tea.
A seagull was flying above in the sky… and asked the pair for a spare one to try.
Floating Sam threw him a crumb … which the seagull caught in his beak ….
It was the tastiest nibble that he’d had all week.

Boat Afloat Spelling Game lifebelt1.jpg

Can you put the missing letters in all these fishing words and phrases ?

Add the word FISH to these phrases.

fish-2.jpg___ ed in her purse

gold ___fish-2.jpg
fish-2.jpg___ erman

fish-2.jpg___ ing boat

fish-2.jpg ___ing net

fish-2.jpg ____ and chips

fish-2.jpg___ y

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Add the letter A to complete these fishing words.

__ ngling

tr __ wler

s ___ lmon

blue sh ___ rk

tun ___

sn ___ pper

b ___ ss

How far to the horizon ? lifebelt1.jpg

The horizon is 100 000 miles away. Whales travel at a speed of 50 km / hour. Ships travel at a speed of 75 km / hour. The numbers show how far the ship or the whale has sailed so far on it’s sea – journey. Work out :

a) How far away from the horizon each of these whales and ships are. 

b) How long it would take to reach the horizon. 

Write a mathematical equation to show your working out. Example : 1 000 – 25 = 975 or 25 + x = 1 000

……….fish-2.jpg5 miles……………………………………

…………………………..fish-2.jpg12 miles………………

………………..fish-2.jpg27 miles…………………………

boat2.jpg32 miles ………………………………………..

……………..boat2.jpg49 miles……….fish-2.jpg58 miles

….fish-2.jpg120 miles ……………….boat2.jpg210 miles

…………….370 miles fish-2.jpg …………fish-2.jpg410miles

…………boat2.jpg560 miles……..fish-2.jpg 630 miles……

………………..boat2.jpg 710 miles …………………….

boat2.jpg 905 miles …………………..fish-2.jpg920 miles 

© Jacqueline Richards 2007

Game 1 – Answers :
angling
trawler
fished in her purse
salmon
fished out
trout
cod
blue shark
goldfish
tuna
snapper
bass

Game 2 – Answers :
25 = 975
50 = 950
85 = 915
28 = 972
785 = 215
10 = 990
812 = 188
23 = 977
57 = 943
8 = 992
617 = 383
50 = 950
83 = 917
29 = 971
603 = 297
47 = 953
61= 939

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