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Creative Focus Week 2018

We held our Creative Focus Week during 5th - 9th November 2018 and
based all of our learning around the text: 'Traction Man Is Here' by Mini Grey. 


The Creative Team was led by the subject leaders of: Art, Design & Technology, PE,  Music and English. We started the week off with a  launch assembly during which the children were read the story of Traction Man, as well as finding out about all of the exciting tasks and  activities planned for the week. We even had a surprise letter for the children from the author Mini Grey who wanted to wish us well for the fun week we had planned based around her book!

Letters from Mini Grey...

                     English Activities linked to Traction Man


Children from all year groups wrote about Traction Man...some wrote lists or captions, others created a story in the style of Mini Grey! You can read a selection of them here...

Design & Technology activities linked to Traction Man


In D&T the children were set the following challenge:


Traction Man is wearing his ‘battle pants’, his special boots for climbing and he is carrying his rope so that he is ready to ‘save the day’. What do you think he should wear for his next adventure? 


The children came up with some very creative ideas...what do you think?

Music activities linked to Traction Man


The children took part in a Music quiz in our launch assembly in which they had to guess which superhero linked to each theme tune...some of them were very tricky!


 Other music activities throughout the week included:

  • learning a song about Traction Man, which was sung to the tune ‘There was a princess long ago.’ The children learnt the Makaton signs for some of the lyrics.
  • Creating sound effects and a superhero theme tune using percussion instruments.

PE activities linked to Traction Man


How does Traction Man manage to be so dynamic and amazing? By keeping super fit and exercising of course! Each day the children completed a Fitness Profile of 5 exercises recording their scores.

In addition, Angie devised an exciting assault course for the children to complete as part of their fitness regime.

The winner and runners up from the Caption Competition were able to experience an outdoor assault course at York House School to prove that they too could be as fit as Traction Man.