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Pwy sy'n dod?

Pwy sy'n dod? - Spring Term 1


Who lived in the Iron Age? What kind of people were they? Explore these questions and more in this special project about the Iron Age Celts of Wales.


In this project, children will explore:
• who the Celts were and when they lived
• how they lived
• Celtic customs, beliefs and traditions
• what happened to the Celts


Parent Information - Spring Term 1


In this topic, children will visit either an Iron Age museum or a reconstructed settlement to find out what life was like for the Celts in the Iron Age. Back in the classroom, they’ll find out more about Celtic family life, childhood, leadership, the Druids and the Otherworld. Outside, they’ll gather mud, clay, twigs and straw to build mini roundhouses and stoke the flames of a fire pit as they prepare an Iron Age feast. They’ll act as Celts, choreographing a slow-motion fight sequence between Celtic warriors, dressing up in classic Iron Age fashions and modelling and decorating sacrificial gifts for the Druid gods out of clay. Then it’s back to the future where they’ll act as archaeologists, tracking down Iron Age artefacts and discovering the mysteries of bog bodies. At the end of the project, they’ll reflect on what they have learned about the Celts and create an informative display. They’ll also write imaginative accounts of the ruthless Roman invasion of Britain from a Celt’s perspective.


Pwy sy'n dod? - Spring Term 2


Who were the Romans? What impact did they have on Wales? Explore these questions and more in this special project about the Romans and their influence on Welsh history and culture.


In this project, children will explore:
• who the Romans were
• why they invaded Wales
• the Roman army
• Caradog and the Celt resistance
• how Roman ideas shaped Wales



Parent Information - Spring Term 2


In The Romans are Coming! project, children will learn about what happened when the Romans came to Wales and order events on a Roman timeline. Studying the ancient site of Caerleon will help them to understand what life was like in a Roman fort. They’ll develop the skills of a Roman soldier and learn about the life of Tadius, who lived at Caerleon 2000 years ago. They’ll learn to read Roman numerals, taste a variety of Roman dishes and extend their vocabulary by learning Latin words. Their creative skills will improve as they make jewellery, mosaics and lamps, and they will design a Roman aqueduct. They’ll also meet the Welsh hero, Caradog, and learn about his amazing story. They’ll look at the events that led to the end of Roman rule and learn about the Roman legacy in Wales.