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Galley Hill Primary School, Hemel Hempstead. Galley Hill rated GOOD by Ofsted. Value of the Month - PERSEVERANCE


Yesterday, you looked at the pictures from the book 'Escape from Pompeii' written by Christina Balit.  

Learning Focus: We will be think about how the characters are feeling and looking at different perspectives.

Your first job today is to listen to/watch the story.  Please click on the link below.

Escape From Pompeii - Christina Balit

Read aloud book, Escape From Pompeii by Christina Balit, read by Paul Wirth

Now you have listened to the story think about/discuss with an adult these questions:

  • Who are the characters? (Write a list - you could watch/read back through the story to make this list)
  • Where is the story set?
  • What were the main events that happened in the story?

Activity: (there are 3 options to choose from – pick just one)

** Please open the word document to find the pictures. There is also a list of the character's to help you.

1 – Look at the before picture.  How are the people feeling?  Do they all feel the same? How do you know?  What are they doing? Where are they?

2 – Look at the after picture.  How are they feeling during/after Vesuvius has erupted?  What clues to we have? What has changed in the picture?  How is the place different?

Chilli 1 – Answer the questions for the before and after pictures.

Chilli 2 – Write one paragraph for each picture using the questions above to help you.

Chilli 3 – Write a diary pretending to be one of the character’s in the picture you choose.  Write at least 2 paragraphs which include what they were thinking and feeling before and after the eruption. 

** Take a quick look at the plenary to remind yourself of our 'TOP TIPS' for writing in Year 3.

Tuesday - Activity Information and Resources

Plenary: Please read through and edit your work.  Check you have:

Use capital letters for the start of every sentence and all names e.g. Dino, Livia.

Use clear full stops ! or ? where needed.

Written in clear sentences - remember there should only be one conjunction (and, but, so, then, because) in each sentence.

Use description: feelings words, description of sounds, smells and what could be seen during the event.

Left a clear line between your paragraphs.

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