The Iron Age Celts

The Iron Age Celts
This book has been created by year
3R. First we were all given the chance
to investigate a theme from the Celts.
Then we enjoyed reading books,
investigating the internet and learning
about non-chronological reports to
find out about the Celts. Finally we
drafted and redrafted before writing
up a final copy. We hope you enjoy
learning about the Celts as we did.
Lily-Mae 3R
Content Page
 Who were the Celts?
 When did the Celts live?
 Where did the Celts live?
 A Celtic Hillfort
 Where did the Celts live?
 Inside the Roundhouse
 Celtic Clothes
 Iron Torc
 Celts at Work
 Celtic Art
 Enemies
 A Celtic Play
 Caradog
 How do we know about the Celts?
 What did Iron Age Children do?
Who were the Celts?
The Welsh are from a group of people from
the past we call the Iron Age Celts. They
lived in tribes and farmed the land. They
were known as brave and were good warriors.
In Wales the Celts would fight against other
tribes and the Romans. They were known as
the Iron Age Celts because they started to
use Iron for the first time.
Gan Blwyddyn 3
When did the Celts live?
The Iron Age Celts lived in Britain before and
after Jesus. They lived in Britain two thousand
years ago. The Iron Age Celts lived here 750
years before Jesus. The Iron Age ended in
AD43 when the Romans invaded Britain.
Tia a Madelaine
Where did the Celts live?
The Celts lived across most of Europe during
the Iron Age. Today the Celts live in Wales,
Ireland, Scotland, the Isle of Man, Cornwall
and in Brittany, France. We know about the
Celts from their language, music, song and
The Celts lived all over Wales. Some of the tribes who
lived in Wales were called: Deceangli, Gangani, Ordovices,
Demetae and Silures.
Rosie 3R
Where did they live?
The Celts lived on high land called
hillforts so that they could have a
good view of their enemies.
Hillforts would have lots of homes
called round homes.
This is a round
house. Materials
from where the
Celts lived would be
used. Materials like
wood, stone and
This is an image of a
Celtic Hillfort
Inside the round house
This shows inside the Celtic home. It shows
how people would cook on a fire and weave to
make clothes. It was dark and smoky inside the
round house but it was comfortable too. The
roundhouse had one door and no windows. The
families would work, sleep, eat and relax inside
the roundhouse.
Celtic Clothes
The Celts weaved and made
patterns like you see in
Scotland today. The Celts
used berries and plants to
dye the wool different
colours. They also liked to
paint patterns over their
body using paint called
woad. Men liked to wear a
tunic with a belt, a cloak
and trousers. Women wore
dresses fastened with
Gan Victoria
Iron Torc
Important Celts would wear a neck
torc of gold, silver or iron,
decorated with patterns.
Gan Charlie
Celts at Work
The Celts would heat
and use metal to make
cauldrons, jewellery
and weapons. They
were very clever and
Most Celts
farmed the land
and were very
skilled at growing
Gan Destiny a
Celtic Art
Gan Alicja a Stefan
The Celts were farmers but life
was not always peaceful. When
the Romans invaded Britain,
they became enemies with the
Romans. There were many wars
between the Celts and the
Romans. The Romans came to
Britain looking for riches - land,
slaves, and metals as gold and
iron. In AD 43 they invaded
Gan Ryan
Caradog was brave and a
leader. He would fight
against the Romans and won
many battles. One day he was
caught and sent to Rome. He
was sent to Rome because
the Roman leader wanted to
see him. He was sentenced to
death but his life was saved
after a brave speach. He
lived the rest of his life in
Gan Ayse a Mason
How do we know about
the Celts?
Not much has been written about the Celts
because they did not write. A lot about what
we know has been written by the Romans.
What is written is not nice about the Celts
because they didn’t like them.
“The whole race is madly fond of war, highspirited and quick to battle.”
Starbo, a Greek writer in th 1st century BC
Archaeologists dig and find artefacts about
the Celts. Like the remains of a roundhouse,
shields, cauldrons and even skeletons.
What did Iron Age children
The children did not go to school instead
they would help on the farm. They looked
after the animas, crops, weaved, collected
water etc. Life was very different to today.
They were taught life skills and not things
like reading or writing.
What did the Celts eat ?
Stews, meat, porridge, eggs and fish were
the main foods eaten by the Celts. The
families kept pigs, hens and cattle and also
bees for honey. Children would know what
berries to eat and would collect them for m
the forest. The Cauldron was important for
cooking food but also it was used by the
family to sit around and talk about the day.
Gundestrup Cauldron
Abbi and Ryan
Iron Age Celts – A group of people
hillforts – where a tribe lived together on high
roundhouse – a house circular in shape where the
Celts lived.
woad – a blue paint used to paint
torc – a piece of jewellery made from metal. The
bigger and nicer the pattern the more important
the Celt.
invaded – When a group of people want to take
over the land
Caradog – A brave Celtic prince
Information Sources
 British Museum:
 Castell Henllys:
 Butser Ancient Farm reconstructed
Gathering the Jewels:
Royal Commission on the Ancient and
Historical Monuments of Wales:
National Grid for Learning Cymru:
World of Ancient Britons:
BBC History website:
The Romans in Britain website:
Information Sources
 Celtic Myths by Sam McBratney
 The Celts by Hazel by Mary Martell
 Britain Through the Ages: Celts by
Hazel Mary Martell
On the Trail of the Celts in Britain
by Peter Chrisp
Find out about the Celts by Fiona
The Celts by Phillip Steele
The Facts about the Celts by Dereen

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