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At this time huge stones were used to make tombs for the dead. Often many bodies were placed in each tomb. There were 4 different types of tombs - 


1. Portal tomb

2. Court tomb

3. Passage tomb

4. Wedge tomb

Portal tombs /dolmens =


These tombs are found mainly in the northern half of Ireland. They may have developed from court tombs. They consist of three or more vertical stones on top of which is perched one or two huge capstones. The capstones tend to lean down towards one side, leaving a large opening at the high end. Many have collapsed, but they remain one of the most striking forms of megalith. 

Court Tomb = 


These tombs are found almost exclusively in the northern half of Ireland. A Court tomb basically consisted of a segmented stone chamber covered by an earthen mound, with an entrance courtyard. While the term 'tomb' is used, these structures may possibly have served as temples, rather than simply tombs. Intact pottery has rarely been found in a court tomb.

Passage Tombs =


These tombs are found mainly in the east of Northern Ireland. They were built by later Neolithic settlers and tend to be a bit more adventurous than court or portal tomb structures.

The passage is made from large vertical stones with flat stones laid across them and then covered in soil. The most celebrated example is Newgrange, county Meath. 

Have a look at the pictures of tombs posted on Seesaw to help you match the picture of each tomb to the correct name.

Tuesday 9th February - Internet Safety Day


The theme for this year is: “An Internet We Trust”.


Can we always trust things we read, see or hear on the Internet?

Read the information in your pack about how to stay safe online.

Remember to be SMART about it. Can you tell me what SMART stands for?


Look through the PowerPoint and watch the assembly below to find out more information about this important day.


When you have finished watching the clip complete the short task set - it doesn't have to be on the page in your pack, maybe you could design a poster of 5 tips on Seesaw using the drawing tool? 

(make sure it is neat as Mrs Boyd wants some photos for the school website)

Finally complete the fun word search .



Neolithic people were the first to know how to make pottery from clay. The first pottery bowls were very simple and called thumb pots. They were made by shaping a soft ball of clay by hand. The pots had a round bottom and a rim at the top. To harden the clay, the pots and bowls were packed on a huge bonfire. Some of the pottery had designs round the outside. 


Check out the website below and then have fun designing your own pot today. Normally in class I would give you some clay to have a go. Unfortunately this isn't possible at the minute, so why not have some fun with a little playdough at home instead.


Also look at the pictures on Seesaw to give you some ideas for your design. Enjoy!

Topic Poster


We are now at the end of our Early Man topic. We have covered both the Mesolithic and Neolithic periods and learned many new things.


I would now like you to make a poster/video about things you have learned and enjoyed during this topic. Don't forget about our fun Stone Age Day in school in December, when we all dressed up and completed various activities. 


Try to include text and pictures, maybe even a photo from our Stone Age Day. You might like to experiment with using the Drawing Tool on Seesaw where you can add text/photos. Have fun!