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1 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 The Iron Age Celts

2 Content Page Introduction 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? What did the Celts eat?

3 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

4 When did the Celts live? x.shtml 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

5 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 literature. The Celts lived all over Wales. Some of the tribes who lived in Wales were called: Deceangli, Gangani, Ordovices, Demetae and Silures. Rosie 3R

6 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 daub. This is an image of a Celtic Hillfort Osian

7 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. James

8 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 brooches. Gan Victoria

9 Iron Torc Important Celts would wear a neck torc of gold, silver or iron, decorated with patterns. Gan Charlie

10 Celts at Work The Celts would heat and use metal to make cauldrons, jewellery and weapons. They were very clever and skilled. Most Celts farmed the land and were very skilled at growing plants. Gan Destiny a Tejay

11 Celtic Art Gan Alicja a Stefan

12 Enemies 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 Britain. Gan Ryan

13 Caradog 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 Rome. Gan Ayse a Mason

14 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, high- spirited and quick to battle.” Starbo, a Greek writer in th 1 st century BC Archaeologists dig and find artefacts about the Celts. Like the remains of a roundhouse, shields, cauldrons and even skeletons.

15 What did Iron Age children do? 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. Jakub

16 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

17 Glossary Iron Age Celts – A group of people hillforts – where a tribe lived together on high land 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

18 Information Sources Websites British Museum: Castell Henllys: http://castellhenllys.com Butser Ancient Farm reconstructed roundhouse: 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: h_prehistory/launch_ani_roundhouse.shtml h_prehistory/launch_ani_roundhouse.shtml The Romans in Britain website:

19 Information Sources Books 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 Macdonald The Celts by Phillip Steele The Facts about the Celts by Dereen Taylor

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