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Year 6 learn about Pompeii and the volcanic eruption of AD79

Year 6 learn about Pompeii and the volcanic eruption of AD79

In Classics, we have moved on from the ancient Greeks and are now starting our programme about the ancient Romans. We are learning about Pompeii and the volcanic eruption of AD 79 plus many interesting facts about everyday life.

Some of the children have been to the excavated ruins and so have been able to contribute from first hand experience. Pupils have understood that there was little scientific basis to ‘the world’ at this time - the Romans believing instead in the will of the gods - Pliny was one of the first natural scientists.

The programme we are following, introduces the children to ancient Roman civilisation but also provides the opportunity to learn some Latin. Watch out for some interesting conversation over the dinner table!

We are also listening to some myths and next term will explore the importance of the wealthyRoman home, shops, and what it was like to be at school.

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