Folkestone in the Iron Age.

Workshop length: 1 hour or 2 hours

Suitable for: KS1 and KS2

Find out how life was lived in the Iron Age settlement on East Wear Bay, Folkestone! What were the roles of women and warriors? What did children do in the Iron Age? What were the houses like? This workshop explores life in the Iron Age through the archaeological evidence of dress, domestic life and burials.

This workshop can also be extended for a 2-hour session to include an investigation of trading links between Folkestone and the near Continent in the later Iron Age.

During the workshop, you can:

• Create an Iron Age roundhouse

• Investigate burial evidence

• Plot trade routes between southern Britain and the Continent

• Investigate Iron Age artefacts

Pre-visit: Class to devise a timeline from Stone Age to Iron Age.

National curriculum links:
History (Iron Age and Local History)


• Pupils learn about significant historical events, people and places in their own locality

• Pupils will identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods KS2 & 3

• Pupils will make a local history study

• Pupils will make a study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends their chronological knowledge beyond 1066

• Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age

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