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Summer Term

Welcome to Year 1 Summer Term 2015


Our topic this term is:



Our Learning Challenge this term is:

Why is the Wii more fun than Grandma and Grandad's old toys?


Our key text is  

Traction Man is here by Mini Grey

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With an action outfit for every occasion, Traction Man patrols the house. Whether he is saving toys (in latex space suit and Perspex helmet, teamed with Rocket Boots); searching the sink for the lost wreck of the sieve (in sub-aqua suit, fluorescent flippers and infra-red mask) or rescuing damsels in distress (in jungle pants, camouflage vest and a bandanna), Traction Man is never less than stylishly turned out and expertly accessorised. He is the last word in heroic fashion flair - until, that is, the day that he is presented with an all-in-one knitted green romper suit and matching bonnet by his owner's granny. Can Traction Man overcome the humiliation of his desperately dowdy new look and rediscover the action hero within or will the burden of the knitted green monstrosity be too great?

Super Poetry


This term we have been learning how to read and recite poetry. We looked at a poem by Sally Gray called 'If I was a Superhero'. Watch and listen as we retell the poem from memory with our own superhero actions.

If I was a Superhero

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A Superhero in need


We arrived in class to find that while we outside somebody had disturbed our classroom. As we investigated further we found many different clues helping us to guess who the visitor was, including lots of bananas, a mask, some gloves and a HELP ME note.

A Superhero Invasion

The Final Clue


The final clue was a set of mixed up sentences. We used all of knowledge of sentences (capital letter and full stops) to unscramble the message. 

The final messages said:

Year one I need your help. Bad guys are trying to take over the world.