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                                                                          Fragile Earth Project Homework

Sycamore class have produced some fabulous work for their project homework. We had such a variety of presentations including:

  • Lego models
  • Acrostic Poems
  • A volcano cake
  • Art Work
  • 3D structures
  • Fact files
  • Map work
  • Power points
  • Artefacts including volcanic rock


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Jacob : ' I really enjoyed learning about earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes (especially Mount Vesuvius)'

Ella :  'I enjoyed learning about Mount Vesuvius because I got to bake a cake -  it was fun but I was learning too. The project was so cool. I enjoyed labelling the volcano'



We have investigated the 79AD volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius.  We have learnt many facts, including: 


  • Mount Vesuvius is a volcano located in Italy. 
  • Pompeii (a nearby town) was completely destroyed and was never re-constructed. 
  • Pliny the Younger was the only eye-witness of the disaster. 
  • The eruption continued for 2 days. 


As part of our English, we have looked at the features of a newspaper report. Finally, we have written our own newspaper report about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and have ensured we have included the S2S in our writing, which were: 


  • Headline that uses pun, rhyme or alliteration
  • Standfirst  
  • By-line 
  • Introduction (that includes the 5W's)
  • Pictures with captions
  • Third person 
  • Past tense verbs 
  • Direct and reported speech 
  • Conclusion that explains what will happen next 
  • Conjunctions 
  • Range of punctuation 
  • Good presentation/ handwriting



Here are some examples of our Newspaper Reports: 





We have been investigating 'Natural Disaster' themed art. Then, we have used different techniques and mediums to recreate the painting.