We are The Blackbirds!
Traction Man is Here!
Our theme for Autumn Term 1 is "Traction Man is Here!".
Our work across the curriculum will be based upon the series of Traction Man books written by Mini Grey.
The children will be going on a series of adventures with Traction Man and his trusty friend Scrubbing Brush. They will be set a series of challenges that will develop their skills across the curriculum as they help him on his special missions.
Where is Traction Man?
When we came into class Traction Man, Traction Girl and Scrubbing Brush had disappeared!
We searched around the school for them and eventually found them in the Music Garden.
We used our searching adventures as the stimulus to write a recount.
Can we compare materials?
Traction Man needed our help! He was on a special mission when it started to rain. He had a selection of materials in his backpack but which one would keep him dry? We developed our science enquiry skills; we made a prediction, tested the materials, made observations, recorded our investigation and used our findings to make a recommendation.
Creating Story Characters
In her books, Mini Grey creates characters by bringing household objects to life. This inspired us to create our own story characters.
We stuck eyes onto objects, created character names and used some of them within our story writing.
We tested a selection of every day materials to see how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.
We made scientific observations and recorded our findings.
Dare to be different day!
We all chose to dress up in any outfit that we wanted.
Can we develop our Design and Technology skills?
We each made a super hero hand puppet. We planned a puppet design on paper, developed our sewing skills to join the felt hand templates, cut and attached all of the design features out of felt and then evaluated our final product against our plan.
Proud of our achievements.