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Escape from Pompeii Literacy Pack (Download)

Escape from Pompeii Literacy Pack (Download)

Downloadable planning pack based on the book 'Escape from Pompeii.


The Escape from Pompeii Pack contains a two-week literacy unit of work for Year 3/4, based on the book 'Escape from Pompeii'.



> 10 x lesson plans, forming a 2-week literacy unit

> Teacher guide including curriculum coverage

> Pupil resource sheets to go alongside the unit


NB: This planning pack does not include a copy of the Escape from Pompeii book, which must be purchased separately.


This is a ten-lesson unit of work based around the book Escape from Pompeii by Christina Balit. It is intended for lower Key Stage Two and follows objectives based on the 2014 National Curriculum. Many schools choose to use this text alongside topics about Romans or Volcanoes, although the plans are also designed to work as a standalone unit on narrative if required.


The ten lessons in this unit aim to give children the opportunity to read and listen to the Escape from Pompeii story a number of times. In the first week, children will engage with the text through extensive discussion, drama and even creating a parachute volcanic eruption in order to increase their familiarity with the story and they will have the opportunity to articulate ideas about the text using an increasingly varied vocabulary. There is also a grammar focus on using powerful verbs and a chance to develop thesaurus skills. In the second week, pupils will plan their own story based on the structure of Escape from Pompeii and they will then have the opportunity to draft, edit and present their final narrative.


Buyers will receive links to download their digital products in the Thank You page after the checkout process, along with a download link sent to the email address used in the transaction. This resource is a PDF file.

  • File Formats

    1 x PDF file including all lesson plans and pupil resource sheets.

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