Last week we learnt all about Pompeii and the day that Mount Vesuvius erupted. We have been learning about this as part of our Romans topic and it has really captured the children’s imaginations. We started by learning about Pompeii’s geographical location, then we looked at lots of facts and images to build up a better understanding of what actually happened. The children were most enthused by a fabulous video we watched on youtube ( https://youtu.be/dY_3ggKg0Bc ), which gave them a really good insight as to what it might have been like to have been in Pompeii on 24th August 79AD.
The children also produced some fabulous art work, using chalks to create vibrant images of Mount Vesuvius and then today they worked in teams to make 3D models out of Mod Rock. There was great excitement in the clasroom this afternoon ,when the children used a combination of vinegar, bicarbonate of soda, washing up liquid and food colouring to create their own volcanic eruptions. Now we just need to get rid of the lovely smell of vinegar that is floating around the classroom! It has been really interesting, great fun and once again the children were fantastic! Mr Short