4.565771812080538590 reviews

Planning and resources for primary teachers. Our history topics include Stone Age to Iron Age, Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Victorians, Shang Dynasty etc and the list is expanding each month, with literacy units to link to the topics too. Our popular resources have been tried and tested in hundreds of classrooms.

pdf, 2.05 MB
pdf, 2.05 MB
pdf, 6.47 MB
pdf, 6.47 MB

Download our popular Escape From Pompeii English Planning Pack for KS2.

This is a ten-lesson unit of work based around the book ‘Escape from Pompeii’ by Christina Balit, designed for Year 3 and Year 4.

The ten lessons in this unit aim to give children the opportunity to read and listen to the Escape from Pompeii story a number of times. In the first week, children will engage with the text through discussion, drama and even creating a parachute volcanic eruption in order to increase their familiarity with the story. They will have the opportunity to articulate ideas about the text using an increasingly varied vocabulary. There is a grammar focus on using powerful verbs and a chance to develop thesaurus skills.
In the second week, pupils will plan their own story based on the structure of Escape from Pompeii and they will then have the opportunity to draft, edit and present their final narrative.

The literacy objectives covered in this unit are:

To use sensory descriptions
To use a thesaurus to improve my writing
To perform a poem as a group
To use powerful verbs
To prepare a short drama piece based on a text
To write a descriptive recount
To make a story plan
To write my own narrative
To edit my writing
To make decisions about how to present my writing

The PDF file contains ten full lesson plans and all pupil worksheets/resources.


You may also like the following planning for Year 3/ Year 4:

Roman Britain Planning Pack

Romans Literacy Pack (Instructions Unit)

Romans Planning Bundle of all three planning packs

Get this resource as part of a bundle and save up to 57%

A bundle is a package of resources grouped together to teach a particular topic, or a series of lessons, in one place.


KS2History Schools' Bundle

This bundle contains all of our downloadable planning units, bundled together at a discount price! A great resources for schools, history co-ordinators or home educators looking to build a supply of tried-and-tested history resources. The following packs are included: - Anglo-Saxons KS2 Pack - Victorians KS2 Pack - Stone Age to Iron Age KS2 Pack - Romans in Britain KS2 Pack - Benin Kingdom KS2 Pack - Shang Dynasty KS2 Pack - Stone Age Boy Literacy KS2 Pack - How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth KS2 Pack - Escape from Pompeii KS2 Pack - Romans Instructions KS2 Pack - Beowulf KS2 Pack - The Great Kapok Tree KS2 Pack - The Egyptian Cinderella KS2 Pack


Primary School Planning Packs - Mega Bundle!

Download our most popular and well-loved planning packs from primary school, all in one brilliant mega bundle! This is an excellent investment for primary teachers, subject co-ordinators and school leaders. All of our lessons are planned by outstanding teachers.


Romans Planning Bundle

History and English planning for the Romans topic. These resources are very popular! This Romans planning bundle will save you lots of time! It includes a full history scheme of work for Year 3/Year 4 based on the topic 'Romans in Britain' and two English units that work well with the theme of Romans. 1. Romans in Britain - full history unit for Y3/4 including detailed lesson plans, teacher guides and pupil resources. 2. 'Escape from Pompeii' Literacy Pack - a two-week literacy unit for Y3/4 based on the book 'Escape from Pompeii', with a final written outcome for pupils of writing their own Pompeii narrative. 3. Romans Instructions Literacy Pack - a two-week literacy unit for Y3/4 based on reading and writing instructional texts. Pupils will follow instructions to make a Roman road out of chocolate and biscuits and then write their own instructions about how to be a Roman gladiator champion. #lovehistory


Year 3 / Year 4 English Planning Bundle

Looking for English planning for Y3 and Y4? This mega bundle contains 10 popular English planning units for Year 3 and 4 plus two seasonal extra units worth over £49 in total! Save a lot of time and money with our super literacy bundle for lower KS2!




Something went wrong, please try again later.


2 years ago

I would expect both a higher quality and quantity of included resources given the price charged.


3 years ago


3 years ago

Thank you for sharing


4 years ago


4 years ago

Bought as part of a bundle. Saved me hours of work.

Report this resourceto let us know if it violates our terms and conditions.
Our customer service team will review your report and will be in touch.