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'Escape From Pompeii' English Scheme of Work

'Escape From Pompeii' English Scheme of Work


This six week English scheme of Work  has been centred around ‘Escape from Pompeii’ by Christina Balit. Watch your class engage with the story as they follow a Roman boy’s experience of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius In AD79.  This 30 x 1 hour English Scheme of Work is written for Years 3 and 4.  All Learning Intentions come from the National Curriculum for Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation.

During this unit, the children have three extended writing tasks:

•Narrative and Free Verse Poetry

•Recount Writing

•Narrative Writing

In addition, many grammar aspects are explicitly covered: expanded noun phrases; pronouns for clarity, cohesion and to avoid repetition; commas after fronted adverbials, conjunctions, organising a paragraph around a theme and punctuating direct speech.


This scheme has been written with teachers’ time in mind! All resources you need- hand drawn images, differentiated activities, hand-outs, posters for the Working Wall and word banks- are included, ready for you to print out. Our lessons include bespoke teaching videos so you don’t need to spend hours creating or finding your own quality resources: we have done it all for you!


You can buy the book directly from the publisher by following this link. 


‘Escape from Pompeii, written and illustrated by Christina Balit, published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, an imprint of The Quarto Group, copyright © 2005. Reproduced by permission of Quarto Publishing Plc.’


Christina Balit offers FREE zoom sessions for schools. Contact her for further details. 

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