Celts for kids learning in KS2 at Primary School. Homework help on the history of Celts, the Iron Age, Celtic life and Boudicca.
Time: 800BC – 50AD
Who were the Celts?
The Celts were made up from many different tribes, but there way of life was very similar. They grew from mid-Europe and slowly spread out over much of Europe. They lived through the Iron Age.
The Iron Age
A fun interactive site with stories and games. View their fact file and celtic crafts.
Discover how archaeology can help reveal more about how Iron Age dwellers might have gone about their daily lives.
Step back in time at Castell Henllys, a unique Iron Age hill fort recreated with fantastic replica Iron Age roundhouses, dating back 2,400 years.
What was Celtic life like?
They would set up farms and small villages where ever they settled. Their houses were called roundhouses made of wood or stone, and contained just one big room.
The Celts were very skilled and they made all their own iron weapons and tools. They loved to create beautiful objects from bronze, silver and gold.
The Celts believed that their Gods lived in streams, rocks and trees. They would throw precious objects into the river as a gift to the Gods.
Facts on Celtic tribes, lifestyles, houses and hillforts, food, clothes and appearance, religion and beliefs.
Learn everything about Celtic life including their clothes, food, housing, weapons and their religion.
Find out who the Celts were and learn top 10 facts about them.
10 facts you didn’t know about Celtic life. From their good roads, their weird helmets to their passion for fighting and their riches.
Here you can see how archaeologists think large roundhouses, suitable for village chiefs, may have been constructed.
Horrible Histories – Cut-Throat Celts
Celtic Warriors were fierce fighters, and their tribes often fought each other. They would tattoo themselves with blue paint to make themselves look scary.
They had great feasts whenever they won a battle. There was poet-musicians called bards, who told poems of Celtic heroes.
Who was Boudicca?
Boudicca’s husband was King Prasutagus which made her a Queen. When the king died the Romans came and demanded taxes from the land. Queen Boudicca was a strong woman and refused. Because of this she was tied to a post and beaten in front of her people.
Angry for revenge, Boudicca lead an army to a Roman town called Colchester, she defeated the Romans. With her large strong army she attacked London and St.Albans and she won again. All that was left was to defeat the governor and his army and then they would be free of the Roman rule.
As strong as Boudicca’s army was, the Romans were stronger and pushed them back. The battle was lost. Rather than be captured by the Roman army, Boudicca killed herself by drinking poison.
Learn the story of Celtic Queen Boudicca tried to flight against the Roman army.
What happened to the Celts?
The Roman Empire grew stronger and stronger and in the end the Romans conquered most of the land owned by the Celts. Some of the Celtic culture lives on today in Ireland and remote parts of Scotland and Wales.