Stone Age to Iron Age Britain - UKS2

Block F - Iron Age life

The Stone Age is brought to life for the children through blocks that develop their archaeological skills and vocabulary, help them to create Ice Age art, as well as through activities researching and making Stone Age homes. To understand the Bronze Age, the children find out about tool making and while making models, they explore the religious importance of Stonehenge. They go on to role-play life in an Iron Age village, explore and understand Hill Forts, before making and decorating Iron Age objects ready for a tribal meeting.

Investigate life as an Iron Age villager. Research daily tasks; recreate a round house; weave with wool; cook oatcakes, make cheese; make a game (dice/knucklebones) and share learning with others using whole-class role-play.

This Topic is written for Upper Key Stage 2. We also have a Lower Key Stage 2 Topic on Stone Age to Iron Age which is suited to that age range in its outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as National Curriculum objectives. If you want to use this material for any other age range, you will need to consider how to adapt it appropriately.

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01: Iron Age life in a round house

Children will learn about Iron Age villages and houses and create their own miniature round house!

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02: Iron Age jobs

Children will learn about the different jobs that Iron Age people would have had. They recreate woven material using historic techniques.

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03: Being an Iron Age child

Children learn about life as Iron Age child and learn to play an Iron Age game!

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04: Cooking Iron Age food

Children discover what Iron Age food would have been like by making their own examples!

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05: Visitors from the modern age

Children share their knowledge and experience of Iron Age life by sharing their understanding with modern day visitors.