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 Key Vocabulary

fiction     legend     narrative    sequence    


Our Whole Class text this term is Traction Man!


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?

We had great fun trying to predict what might happen! We loved how the author used speech bubbles and different text styles throughout the book! 

Traction Man is here - Books Alive! Read Aloud children's book



Hannah loves gorillas but has never seen one. Her father's too busy to take her to the zoo - or for anything else come to that. For her birthday, Hannah asks her father for a gorilla - but is disappointed when she discovers that the gorilla she's got is just a toy one. But then something extraordinary happens ...the toy turns into a real gorilla, who puts on her father's hat and coat and takes her off for a magical visit to the zoo...

Story Time Book 13 - Gorilla

Gorilla by Anthony BrowneThere are so many questions that can be asked about this book! Keep an eye out for all the gorillas hidden in the illustrations.

Legend of the Vitória-Régia.

Linked to our topic of Rio de Vida we listened to then read the Brazilian Legend of the Vitória-Régia. We talked about what happened in the story and used pictures to aid our recall. We sequenced the story’s events using pictures and sentence cards.