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Traction Man is here!           

With an outfit for every occasion, he patrols the house saving toys, guarding toast, searching for lost wrecks and rescuing damsels in distress. Our hero is ready for anything… or is he?

Superhero Day           

To start off our topic with a BANG (onomatopoeia, remember?!) we had a superhero day. All of the children and staff came dressed as their favourite hero (or one that they had invented). As a surprise, we had a visit from the boss of all superheroes, Superdog! He was looking to recruit some new heroes, but he had a list of criteria that we had to meet!!


To become one of Superdog's new recruits the children had to prove they are agile, great writers, good at problem solving and most importantly have a growth mindset. Superdog told us that it's very important to "never give up" and "to always try our best."

Picture 1 2EB are super (and so is Marley)!
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Elsa's bad day

While on their latest mission Traction Man and Scrubbing Brush have discovered some superheroes trapped in some ice balloons. Elsa had had a very bad day and had frozen some superheroes in ice balloons. In the process she had even frozen her own hand! Miss Boyle questionned both of the characters to find out what had happened. Traction Man wasn't best pleased and asked Year 2 for their help to rescue the heros.

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First we had a think about what would happen if we cut the balloon over Bella's head.

- It will pop and go everywhere.

- It will smash on the floor.

- He'll be soaked.


Then we discussed how to rescue the heroes

- Pop it with a pin.

- Smash it on the floor.

- Peel the balloon off the ice and let it melt.


We measured the circumference of the ice balloons at the start, after 20 minutes, after an hour and at the end of the day.

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Picture 4 Feeling Elsa's hand
Picture 5 Look, it's Green Goblin!
Picture 6 How are we going to save Blue Boomerang?
Picture 7 How big is the ice balloon after 20 minutes?
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Picture 11 It's so cold!
Picture 12 What about at the end of the day?

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