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.
Superheroes are all around us! In school there are teachers, teaching assistants, cooks, lunchtime supervisors and outside school there are police, paramedics, doctors and religious leaders. Invite some of them in to tell you about their jobs, say thank you to them at a special banquet and make speeches telling them why they are superheroes to you.
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.
Who helps us in school? Find the Superheroes disguised as teachers, teaching assistants, cooks, lunch time supervisors. Interview and report back.
Who helps us in an emergency? Find out about the emergency services who answer a 999 call.
If possible-Visit to school of emergency services vehicle. Record visit in photos and paintings with written captions/narrative. Chronological report.
If possible-Visit to school of emergency services personnel. Record visit in drawings with written captions/speech bubbles.
Who helps us when we’re feeling ill? Find out about health care professionals. Read ‘Dr Dog’ by Babette Cole.
Who helps us outside school? Find out about local faith leaders – the Vicar, Imam, Rabbi, Guru, Priest.
Who helps us when our parents are unavailable? Appreciate other carers such as childminders and grandparents.
Organise a special banquet and make speeches telling them why they are Superheroes.