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Escape From Pompeii Fully resourced English Planning

Escape From Pompeii Free Planning



Welcome to our free planning of week 1 from our six-week fully resourced lesson plans based on 'Escape From Pompeii'. In this download, you will find the first five lessons and all the resources. 


About the full six-week scheme 


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, scaffolded 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 download the full scheme here 

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