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BBC Hands on History – Ancient Britain

Key Stages 1 – 2

Take a journey back to ancient Britain! Our resources will let you forget about the modern world and get into the minds of our ancient ancestors by building your own stone circle and painting a story using cave art.

Resources include:
Ancient Britain fold-out timeline
Build a stone circle
Create cave art
Interactive Walks of historical sites
Curriculum links – websites and planning worksheets

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BBC Horrible Histories

Key Stages 1 – 2

Resources found on this website include:

A Stone Age song
Boudicca song lyrics
Historical costume

 bbc learningBBC A history of Ancient Britain

Key Stages 1 – 2

This collection of video clips tells the epic story of how Britain and its people came to be over thousands of years of ancient history from the beginning of our world forged in ice, stone and bronze.

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BBC British Pre-history

Key Stages 1 – 2

Detailed information for teachers about:
Death and Burial
Sites and artefacts
Living in the Iron Age

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BBC Iron Age Celts

Key Stages 1 – 2

This website for primary pupils is about the Celts in Wales and includes a fact file, stories and games and a section on Celtic crafts.

Click on the menu tabs on the home page to find out how to build a Celtic fort, what life was like in the roundhouse and how to design a tore and other items of Celtic jewellery.

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BBC Learning Zone Class Clips

Key Stages 1-2

Visit the class clips website to view the following video clips and many others. The majority of clips posted on this website are between 3 and 5 minutes in length.

Boudicca’s attack on Colchester
Building a Celtic home
Life in Pre-Roman Britain
What were Celtic battles like?

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BBC British Timeline

Key Stages 1 – 2

Explore British history, from the Neolithic to the present day, with this easy-to-use interactive timeline. Browse hundreds of key events and discover how the past has shaped the world we live in today.

Other Stone, Iron and Bronze Age websites


English Heritage

Key Stages 1 – 2

Managed by English Heritage this site is home to thousands of images and other Teaching & Learning resources that cover the periods in British history from 100 BC to the present day.

Download the recently uploaded History Timeline and share this resource with your Key Stage 1 and 2 colleagues.
View the sets of Stone, Bronze and Iron Age photo sets.

Woodlands Junior School Primary Homework helps (The Celts) Key Stages 1 – 2 http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/homework/history.html

A superb set of resources compiled by Mandy Barrow that cover: Celtic Tribes, Clothing, Food, Houses, Hill Forts and Religions.


English Heritage Pre-history Teachers Toolkit

Key Stages 1 – 2

An excellent 8 page booklet that contains four teaching and learning activities that can be easily edited for a primary audience

Building a Timeline
Creative writing and drama
Find out about Pre-historic sites near you
Make your own archaeological site


English Heritage Stonehenge Teachers Kit

Key Stages 1 – 2

The 61 page booklet about the historic site contains a set of images, lessons plans and resources to help pupils learn about the history of this famous monument.

Wessex Archaeology – What was our area like in Prehistoric Times Key Stage 2


How do heritage sites inform us about our local area in prehistoric times? Find out using this resource how pupils can develop their understanding of the area them ing by deploying a range of enquiry and archaeological skills in and outside the classroom.


Stone Age to Iron Age Overview and depth – The Historical Association

Key Stages 1 – 2

This page 10 teacher’s guide includes a timeline, teaching ideas and lesson activities.


British Museum

Key Stages 1 and 2


The following resources can be found on the BM website:

Europe 10000 BC – 800 AD
Axes from The Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages
Animals in Stone and Bronze Age Times
Bronze Cart fitting
Excavation at Grimes Graves


Teaching History with 100 objects

Key Stages 1 and 2

Tools for making clothes in Ancient Britain: Find out about everyday objects that were used in Ancient Britain and how your pupils can make these objects in the classroom or at home.

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Boudicca’s Revolt

Key Stages 1 and 2
The game explains how Celtic Britain was divided into many separate kingdoms ruled by different rulers or kings. This is the story of the Celtic queen Boudicca who fought against the Roman army. The story is told in different ways through the ideas, thoughts and actions of four different people.

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Celtic Art

Key Stages 1 and 2

View on the website photos of real artefacts and learn what the objects were made from and what they were used for.

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Stone, bronze and Iron Age PowerPoint presentations to download and view

Three great ages of prehistoric times

The Iron Age

The Iron Age – The 10 Celts in Ireland

Tools and weapons – Make me a genius

Tools, technologies and inventions