Block E - Superhero Animals

Who are the superheroes in your life? Why are they superheroes? Are you a superhero and why? This is a topic that focuses on the hero in all of us; a fun topic that focuses on ourselves, our families, superhero animals, superhero vehicles, the people around us who help us such as teachers, doctors, religious leaders, police and fire fighters.

Animals can be superheroes helping us in many ways; find out about the ways dogs are trained to help people with additional needs; find out about horses that work for us; make your own superhero animal from junk, paint, name and give it a super power; hold a superhero animal show and display your models.

The Topic Overview outlines the outcomes and objectives of the whole topic, with more specific detail, including resources lists, provided in the Block Overview.

This Topic is written for Reception. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.

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01: Dogs that help us

Find out about the ways dogs are trained to help people with additional needs & take part in activities blindfolded!

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02: Rescue pups

Watch a clip of ‘Paw Patrol’ the cartoon rescue pups. What do the paw patrol pups do? Talk about real life rescue dogs & police dogs.

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03: Blue horse

Read Eric Carle’s ‘The artist that created the blue horse. Create your own different horses painted in the wrong colours and find out how horses can help us.

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04: Not an ordinary dog

Binkie is not like ordinary dogs. Listen to the story of Binkie and learn about his hidden secret! Use your imagination & roll the superpower story cubes to create super animals stories and junk model animals.

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05: Super animal show

Hold a superhero animal show, displaying models. Ask another class to judge the animals on their superpowers.