We spent some time researching earthquakes online and watched some really funny videos about how and why earthquakes actually happen. Following some discussion, we wrote some information posters, remembering to include good features of information texts, including bullet points, sub-headings, key facts and illustrations.
Below are examples of our finished pieces of work.
After learning why earthquakes occur, we looked at the steps people have to take to prepare for such an event and how to keep safe. We looked at some videos of earthquake evacuations and broke the steps down before writing these down.
Below are some examples of our safety posters.
For our fictional piece of writing this term, we looked at the events of the eruption of Mont Vesuvius at Pompeii. We watched a video of the events and created a timeline of the 24 hours that it took to destroy the city.
Following this, we imagined we lived in a house in Pompeii and storyboarded a fictional story that involved our successful escape. This involved some research about the types of things children and adults would have been doing on a normal day and what the city of Pompeii was like.
We really enjoyed writing our stories. Below are some examples of our work.
Natural Disasters Display