9. What was life like in an Iron Age hillfort?

9. What was life like in an Iron Age hillfort?

A full lesson for KS2 introducing Iron Age hillforts. The resource includes a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets.
What was life like in an Iron Age hill fort?
Pupils will discover what life was like in an Iron Age hill fort in Britain. This lesson encourages pupils to engage imaginatively with this historical setting and reflect on how life in this period might have been different to life today, making a storyboard to record their ideas. As an extension activity pupils are challenged to find out about archaeological sites like Maiden Castle.



  • To understand how British society changed in the Iron Age
  • To imagine what life might have been like in an Iron Age hill fort

The lesson plan includes differentiation ideas to adapt the activities for the needs of your class.


This lesson is part of the popular KS2History Stone Age to Iron Age Unit for KS2.


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    1 x PDF File (lesson plan and pupil resource sheets)

    1 x Powerpoint (whiteboard slides)


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