In Year 2 we have started to explore a new Power of Reading Text – Traction Man!
Traction Man patrols the house and has an outfit for every occasion. 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.
As part of this learning and to ease us into a new half term – the children undertook and mostly completed a piece of superhero-inspired artwork.
The children had to sketch a superhero, use pastels, and with Van Gogh’s Starry Night as inspiration, to make a nighttime backdrop, make a city skyline using black paper, add in windows using yellow paper and then finally, draw their superhero onto the card, cut it out and stick it on for the final touch.
There are pictures of the process below – come to Year 2 if you want to see the finished products!