Links for Learning – The Vikings on GridClub.com

Andrew Becraft via Compfight Click HERE for a Viking Game on GridClub.com. Review: You have to pay to join usually, but this game seems to be free to start. Play it a couple of times and you will get better at it. You will learn some interesting facts about Vikings. We liked the graphics A LOT.

Links for Learning – The Vikings

wiredforlego via Compfight Review: We learnt a lot of useful information about the Vikings from this website from Snaith Primary School in East Yorkshire. It is written for seven and eight year olds and we found it interesting. We found it easy to read and we liked the graphics a lot. Click HERE to see. Please […]

This is the work we have done

ExeterAnna via Compfight This is a history project. We had lots of history resources in the school. There were essays and projects students had done over the years and notes that teachers had made about local history. Though some  work was saved online most of it was on paper. Students doing local history projects and teachers preparing for […]

A Quiz about Greystones – over 50 questions

Where is Greystones? Is it by the sea or inland? Who were the first people to live near Greystones? Where did these Stone Age people live? How do people know that there were Stone Age people in Rathdown? What evidence did they find? Why did they settle in Rathdown? What kind of houses did they […]

Viking name generator – from the British Museum website

Why not try Viking Yourself – Viking Name Generator  It’s FUN. When Seán tried it his Viking name was Seán the Good.  We think this describes our friend Seán perfectly. Jack’s Viking name was Jack the Red. (His hair is brown!). Leon’s was Leon of Ballor River and Nadine’s was Nadine Swordly. Please supervise your children […]

Food Long Age – from the Stone Age to Post War

Click HERE for a Historical Cookbook from the CookIt website. For example you can see what the Vikings, the Victorians and our GREAT grandparents liked to eat. Click HERE and you can design a menu for a Viking or a family during World War 2 who were living on rations. BiblioArchives / LibraryArchives via Compfight    

‘Viking Dig It Up Game’ – BBC

Viking Dig It Up Game This  game shows how archaeologists work. We like this game and would recommend it. Photo Credit: Pascal via Compfight Review: We enjoyed this game but find it gets a bit repetitive after a few plays. We prefer BBC’s Viking Quest. Click HERE if you would like to go to Viking Quest.

Viking Links to Rathdown, North of Greystones

Reiterlied via Compfight Evidence of Vikings in the area 1. The Viking settlers used coins that were Anglo Saxon from abroad until 997AD when they opened their own mint in Dublin. An Anglo Saxon coin of the time before the mint was open was found at Rathdown. Experts say that this means there were Viking settlers […]

Viking Quest – an interactive game from BBC History

Click HERE to open up an interactive game about the Vikings from BBC History. David Fuentes via Compfight Review: This is our favourite online activity in History. We haven’t got tired of it yet. We think we learned a good deal by playing this about the Vikings themselves and about making decisions and their consequences. Keep playing […]

Annals of the Four Masters

Kotomi_ via Compfight The Annals of the Four Masters is a history book written between 1632 and 1636. The books contains information about the family history of the kings and chieftains, battles and wars with the Vikings, Normans and English invaders.   The Annals of the Four Masters mentions Rathdown to the North of Greystones. […]

Learning about life in Viking Times – Game from BBC Scotland

Click HERE to play an interactive game about day to day life in Viking times. Alan via Compfight Review: I played this game and I learned some interesting facts about Vikings. The videos on the game don’t work and you can’t see the transcripts because it is a BBC site and the videos would only work […]

About this blog

This is a primary school project about the local history of Greystones, the town where we go to school. 1. We aim to be accurate. If you spot any mistakes please tell us and we will correct them. 2. We would love to hear any extra information you might have about the local history of […]

A Short History of Greystones (with pictures)

  Photo Credit: long may she rain  via Compfight History of Greystones Long ago no one lived in Greystones. It was too wild and wind swept. But people lived at Rathdown. There is evidence that people have lived there from the time of the Stone Age. Then King Heremon built a rath Photo Credit: mollydot via Compfight […]

A Short History of Greystones

Photo Credit: long may she rain  via Compfight History of Greystones Long ago no one lived in Greystones. It was too wild and wind swept. But people lived at Rathdown. There is evidence that people have lived there from the time of the Stone Age. Then King Heremon built a rath Photo Credit: mollydot via Compfight in […]