Mrs Thornton and I would like to thank all the children for sharing their thoughts and stories with us . It has been a pleasure getting to know all of you. Keep working hard to achieve your dreams! Whether it be an archeologist who will find past artefacts, an artist who has its name graffitied on a wall, a seismologue who will warn people about earthquakes, a cook designing new types of dishes , a writer capturing the readers’ imagination, an engineer working on a a clever robot or simply the next great footballer or pop star!
Finally a further thank you to your families who have supported you and us this year.
Well done to one member of our class for getting a Blue Peter badge! The badges are awarded for sending interesting letters, stories, makes, pictures, poems, good ideas for the programme, and for having appeared on Blue Peter.
Next week we will be learning how to write Newspaper articles. We will be using this newspaper article and you will need this article to complete your homework. Have a read!
The Roman Record
DEVASTATION IN POMPEII!
25th August 79 A.D.
Written by C.Pickering
Last night, the city of Pompeii was left destroyed after an active volcano, Mount Vesuvius, erupted killing two thousand people.
The first warning signs began at 6pm yesterday evening when a tower of black smoke was spotted over the volcano. Soon after,a wave of hot ash, heavy rocks and deadly gasses began to rain down all over Pompeii.
At 8.15pm the volcano struck. Boiling lava , burning rocks came crashing from the sky and began to destroy the houses. As it cooled, a tower of debris and ash filled the sky. People couldn’t breathe. For this reason, people began to suffocate and were killed instantly by the dense ash.
By the time the eruption spluttered to an end early this morning, the whole city of Pompeii was buried under millions of tons of volcanic ash. Many survivors waited until the dust had settled before returning to search for their family and friends, but there was not much to find. They returned to their homes to find it buried. Pompeii was a ghost town.
Pliny, who survived the eruption, spoke to The Roman Record: “It was undoubtedly the worst experience I’ve ever had. I believed I was perishing with the world and the world with me!”
Today, planning has already begun to dig the city from its ruins. Sadly, survivors are not expecting to find anything other than frozen skeletons and household objects. As you can see this was the most tragic day in Pompeii’s history.