Year 3- Reading about the Celts

We have been learning about Early Settlers this half term in Year3. This week we are learning about why the Celtic civilisation ended. Read through the information text about the Celts and take the reading challenge. Make sure you answer in a full sentence as best you can! Why did the Celtic civilisation end? The Romans came to Britain looking for riches – land, slaves, and most of all, iron, lead, zinc, copper, silver and gold. They came from Rome in Italy, fighting other tribes and gaining land across most of Europe and North Africa. In AD 43 they invaded Britain.
The Romans took over the Celts’ land and built towns. They built strong forts linked to a good road system. Ports and harbours were also important places for the Romans to bring in food, wine and oil from abroad. They also shipped goods from Wales overseas.
The relationship between the Romans and Celts was not always unfriendly. The Romans’ way of life was very different from that of the Celts and many of the Celts started to copy the Romans, speaking their language and living like them. The Celts started using Latin words and within a few generations the Celtic and Roman ways of life became mixed. The Celts and Romans married each other, Roman soldiers retired from the army and became farmers and shopkeepers. The sons and grandsons of those who fought against the Romans even joined the Roman army.
After 400 years the Romans left Britain. Their empire was coming to an end. In the western parts of the British Isles, Celtic peoples survived despite a new threat – the Anglo-Saxons.

Bronze
AF2: Why did the Romans come to Britain?
AF5: What does the word ‘tribe’ mean?
Silver
AF2: ‘The Romans and the Celts never got on’ is this statement true? Use evidence from the text to help you to explain.
AF5: ‘Celtic peoples survived despite a new threat’ what does this phrase tell you about the Anglo-Saxons?
Gold
AF2: Summarise the key points in this text using 2 sentences only.
AF5: Identify and explain 2 exciting words or phrases used by the writer.

41 thoughts on “Year 3- Reading about the Celts

  1. Bronze challenge

    The Romans come to Britain because they wanted to take all Boadicea’s land. The word tribe means a group of people.

    Silver challenge

    The statement is false because it said The relationship between the Romans and Celts was not always unfriendly.It tells you that
    Anglo- Saxons survived despite a new threat.

    Gold challenge

    Relation ship celts and Romans not unfriendly.2 exciting words used by the writer are Tribe and threat.

  2. Bronze challenge
    The Romans came to Britain because they wanted to kill the people.Tribe means a group of people.
    Gold challenge
    Iron,zinc and copper.

  3. Silver
    The relationship between the Romans and the celts were sometimes unfriendly.After 400 years the Romans left.A tribe is a group of people.

  4. Gold challenge
    Relationship between Romans Celts not always unfriendly,Romans life different Celts many Celts started copy Romans ,speaking language living them.Celts used Latin words within few generations Celtic ways.

  5. Bronze challenge Number 1

    To kill the Celts and take there Country,villages,city’s
    Bronze challenge 2

    Tribe means a group of people that work together

    Silver challenge 1

    No because the fact says that the celts and Roman wasn’t unfriendly all there life.

    Gold 2

    The writer used threat and unfriendly

  6. Bronze challenge:
    1. The Romans came to Britain because they wanted to steel all of Britain.
    Gold challenge
    Iron Age people started Latin to creat their words.
    After 400 years Romans went away from Britain.

  7. Bronze
    The Romans came to Britain because they came looking for riches.
    Tribe means a person that you meet somewhere .
    Gold
    . Harbours
    . Ports

  8. Bronze challenge
    1. To get the Celts land.
    2.the word tribe means a group of people who fight against other tribes.

    Silver challenge
    1.Yes the statement is true.
    2.That the Anglo-saxons was nearly a threat to the celts.

    Gold challenge
    1.relationships with celts an romans was terrible.

  9. Gold challenge:
    The word unfriendly and survive because unfriendly is a better word than mean and survive is a better word than alive.
    Silver challenge:
    Yes because I scanned through the text.That people survived because of a new threat.
    Bronze challenge:
    Because they wanted the land.A few people gathering together for a reason.

  10. Bronze challenge:
    The Romans came to Britain because they were looking for the riches – land slaves… tribe means a person who is in…

  11. Bronze challenge:
    The Romans came to Britain because they were looking for the riches – land slaves… tribe means a person who is in

  12. Tribe means a group of people who want to fight or be friends. They wanted riches lands and slaves. New means it’s something diffrent.

  13. It was ended because the empire was coming to an end.
    Bronze
    The grandsons fought against the romans.
    Tribe means a group of people.
    Silver
    The statement was true because the celts and Romans didn’t get along.
    Gold
    Survival means you stay alive.
    Unfriendly means someone is being mean to you.
    Fought means you are punching and kicking people.
    Mixed means something muddled up.

  14. No because it says they marry each other,that means they liked each other.They suvivied because it says in the text they suvivied for 400 years. Silver:
    Gold challenge: retired means your really tired. Gaining means working together

  15. Gold challenge:
    Surviving means when you are about to crash a car if you jump out you survive.
    Relationship means when you are related to each other.

  16. Gold challenge
    The Romans came to Britain to look for riches. After 400 years the Romans left Britain.

    Survived means you got out of trouble alive. Unfriendly means you are not friendly.

  17. Gold challenge:
    I picked Retired because I loved how the writer used this word.
    I picked laitin because the writer used a really good word.

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