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Pompeii

We have been learning about Pompeii in our literacy and topic lessons, we set to work creating our own roman cities with lego, then we created a Pompeii dig site, covering our cities in soil and rubble to recreate volcanic ash covering the Pompeii, we then became archaeologists and tried to dig up the site to see if there had been any damage to the buildings.

We learnt that Archaeology can be very hard at times. You don’t know exactly where things are, or what you’re looking for. It’s easy to break items as you unbury them and It is disappointing when your hard work is buried/destroyed.

They felt sad and hurt That their Lego creations had been damaged, they got a small taste of how the people who survived Pompeii felt, just like the characters Tranio and Livia in 'Escape from Pompeii'

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