Superheroes
I'm A Superhero

How can you bring out the superhero in yourself? Explore being the best you can be and what makes you unique and special. Consider you can help your body be super strong and healthy, your brain – super sparky and your actions – super helpful. Draw self-portraits. Take part in superhero training and a special superhero ceremony with medals and certificates.

Session 1 I Am Me!

Objectives

Early learning goals

  • Use phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.
  • Safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.
  • Use what thas been learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes.
  • Represent ideas, thoughts and feelings through art.

Teaching and Activities

Look carefully at ourselves: paint a self-portrait for the gallery; measure each other; and write description of yourself.

Children will:

  • Think about our physical bodies and create self-portraits ready for the Superheroes Portrait Gallery.
  • Write simple sentences to create a written description to accompany a self-portrait.

You Will Need

  • Mirrors of varying sizes
  • Skin tone paints or black, brown, red, yellow, blue, white to mix
  • Large brushes
  • Small containers/palettes to mix paints
  • A3 art paper
  • Oil based pastels
  • Tape measures
  • Lengths of string
  • Till roll paper
  • Guess who? type games
  • Jigsaw puzzles
  • Fiction and non-fiction books
  • Frames for portrait gallery

Session 2 Amazing Me!

Objectives

Early learning goals

  • Make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.
  • Answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about experiences and in response to stories or events.
  • Express self effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs.
  • Develop own explanations by connecting ideas and events.
  • Write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others.

Teaching and Activities

Look at how your body works by investigating your 5 senses, bones, teeth, muscles, blood, heart and brain.

Children will:

  • Investigate their Five Senses by carrying out simple tests, recording simple data, talking about what they have found out and how they found it out.
  • Record and communicate their findings and begin to use simple scientific language.

You Will Need

  • Scientist role-play
  • Lanyard and name holder
  • Clip board
  • White lab-coat
  • Resources for investigations
  • Large paper to draw around child x 4
  • Non-fiction books about the 5 senses

Session 3 Amazing Me 2!

Objectives

Early learning goals

  • Make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.
  • Write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others.

Teaching and Activities

An alternative, shorter session investigating the 5 senses through popcorn.

Children will:

  • Identify the 5 senses and the associated body part
  • Make simple recordings of science investigations

You Will Need

  • Mr Potato Head toy
  • Corn for popping
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Various flavours of popcorn
  • Bowls to serve popcorn

Session 4 Unique Me!

Objectives

Early learning goals

  • Safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.
  • Use what has been learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes.
  • Represent own ideas, thoughts and feelings through art, music and role-play.

Teaching and Activities

What makes me, me? Personality, thinking ability, imagination, artistic ability and creativeness.

Children will:

  • Learn that humans also have a personality and imagination which makes each unique.
  • Express their uniqueness in a creative way.
  • Appreciate and celebrate the uniqueness of others.

Provided Resources

There are no provided resources for this session

You Will Need

  • You’ll soon grow Alex’ by Andrea Shavick and Russell Ayto
  • A variety of art resources
  • Modelling materials
  • Percussion instruments
  • Small writing books
  • Construction kits
  • Role-play costumes
  • Access to outside toys
  • Chalks
  • Camera to record activity and final outcomes.

Session 5 Superhero Me!

Objectives

Early learning goals

  • Know the importance for good health of physical exercise and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe.
  • Use phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds.

Teaching and Activities

What makes me, me? Personality, thinking ability, imagination, artistic ability and creativeness.

Children will:

  • Learn how to live a healthy lifestyle by advising Mr Couch Potato how to become a Superhero.

You Will Need

  • Mr Potato Head model
  • Superkid by Claire Freedman
  • Zig-zag booklets
  • Resources for sunshine burgers and monster mouth recipes
  • Outside games equipment such as balls, skipping ropes, hoops
  • Vegetable oil
  • Cinnamon
  • Soap
  • Water and towels
  • Paper plates
  • Magazine pictures of food
  • Healthy eating game

Session 6 Special Me!

Objectives

Early learning goals

  • Use what has been learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes.
  • Represent own ideas, thoughts and feelings through art, music and role play.

Teaching and Activities

Time to celebrate with certificates and medals. Superheroes are the best they can be! 

Children will:

  • Celebrate gifts, talents, unique abilities, kind actions and inventive ideas.

Provided Resources

There are no provided resources for this session

You Will Need

  • Prepared certificates for each child
  • Blank eye masks
  • Materials to decorate
  • Baked cookie
  • Icing
  • Chocolate buttons
  • Small coloured sweets to decorate
  • Ribbon to thread through cookies