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Geography - Explore - Extreme Earth!

This term we will be using our Geography skills to support us with our Extreme Earth Topic. We will be looking at volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis / floods and tornadoes, and how they impact the Earth and people's lives. 



We will be linking this to our Romans topic from last term by looking at the text 'Escape from Pompeii' by Christina Balit. The story is set in AD79 in the Roman city of Pompeii. The 'Gentle Mountain' now known as Mount Vesuvius is about to cause complete devastation on the city. We will be using this text to support us in writing some short diary entries, setting descriptions and we will create our own newspaper article about the eruption. 



We will be using charcoal to sketch Mount Vesuvius' eruption and the ash cloud created by it. We will be adding colour by using chalk.



This term we will be looking at Light & Dark. We will be looking at how the absence of light causes darkness and linking this to the darkness in Pompeii while the ash cloud covered the city. We will be exploring shadows and will create shadow puppet shows.



Following the White Rose Scheme of work we will be finishing our unit of multiplication and division. We will then complete short units on money, statistics and length and perimeter.