Year 3 are recreating frescoes from Ancient Pompeii and Herculaneum following on from their visit to the Museum of London where they saw frescoes in a reconstruction of a Roman Villa.  Frescoes are made when paint is put onto fresh wet plaster, it creates a magical effect as it soaks into the new wall.  It was tricky laying the plaster smoothly onto our boards making sure it wasn’t too wet.  Then we painted popular Roman images like fish, figs, soldiers and deities.

The Romans made murals and mosaics of sea creatures as their lives were very linked to the sea.

We also learnt some Latin, Cave canum means beware of the dog. This image was very popular in Pompeii.

A fresco of a Roman Soldier.