To kick start the new term we will be basing all our English for the next few weeks on a book by Christine Ballit. A PDF version will be uploaded in time for Wednesday's lesson. The children will begin by exploring a range of artefacts to try to determine the events that have taken place. They move on to re-enacting an everyday scene from the city of Pompeii before writing a setting description. Children will explore the main characters, including how their feelings change through the story, and will write letters of advice to help save them from the eruption. Through collecting banks of powerful vocabulary, children will write a vivid description of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. In the final part of the sequence, children will become journalists and write a newspaper article to report on the eruption, including quotes from survivors in the town.