Holly Class

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Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me!

Our topic this term is: 'Pirates!' We will be delving into the past and looking at:


  • What is a pirate?
  • Chronology - what are the main events in Grace O'Malley's life?
  • Understanding why she has been celebrated as one of Ireland's key historical figures?
  • Writing a first person diary entry in the style of Grace
  • Looking carefully at how people's perceptions of pirates changed as a result of Grace's actions

We will also be looking at the text by Jonny Duddle 'The Pirate Cruncher':


​The children will be writing their own character description and Pirate narrative!


The children received a special delivery in Holly class and are currently reading an old book contained in a package sent from J.S.O'Malley!  The children are learning a lot about the past through different creative methods...