Captain Brainpower and the Mighty Mean Machine

Captain Brainpower and the Mighty Mean Machine

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The latest installment in our superhero topic is Captain Brainpower and the Mighty Mean Machine. Our hero’s superpower is his brainpower. Which is the best superpower to have in my book. Captain Brainpower and Mojo Mouse end up at the rubbish dump after being abandoned. But Captain Brainpower is resourceful and uses the junk around him t make a plane to get them out.

We used our own brainpower to make our own junk planes from the story. We used plastic bottles, margarine tubs, milk carton tops and cardboard packets to make our planes. What do you think?

Nat Fantastic – how to turn on superpowers

This week’s session on superheroes with my reception group focused on way characters turn on their superpowers.

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Our story was Nat Fantastic, Nat is a boy who whilst his mum is distracted turns into a superhero when he sneezes.

After the story we looked at all the people Nat saves. We then made our own Nat Fantastic to retell the story with.

Download a template to create Nat Fantastic here.

Nat Fantastic Puppets

After retelling the story together we brainstormed some ideas of how characters turn on their superpowers; such as putting on clothing  Nat Fantastic wears new pyjamas, Superfrog takes a big gulp of air and blows through his bottom to fly, a character could eat something particular or do a special dance. I’ll leave you to come up with your own ideas.

Supertato and Superhero Vegetables

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Available from our bookshop £6.99. Please click the photo to purchase.

Continuing our superhero theme with my reception group this week with a really fun story Supertato Veggies Assemble. This led us to make other superhero vegetables and retell and adapt the story of the supehero vegetables.

The children loved designing their superheroes. I cut out some superhero underpants out of felt and provided lots of materials and googly eyes.

I think the result were brilliant.

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Superfrog making up Superhero stories

To kick off our superhero topic with my new group of reception children we shared Superfrog and The Big Stink. The children really enjoyed this story especially as to fly Superfrog has to blow air from his bottom.

I wanted to get the group thinking about making up stories. So we made our own Superfrogs (click here for the Frog Template)  and talked about their super powers. We then stated thinking about what adventures our superfrogs could have. They started with stopping a tall tower falling over. One child had he idea of helping Father Christmas, Continue reading

Literacy Boosting Fundraising Ideas

You are busy planning next term’s topic and you really want to kick off with a ‘WOW’ moment something to really get the children inspired. The light bulb goes on, you have the brilliant idea of having a visitor into school. Oh but then you realise you don’t have the budget.

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It’s National Writing Day – so go on tell us a story!

Words are very powerful things. They can convey our feelings, describe a scene, or tell a story. They can give us factual information or  give us pleasure by reading a story or listening to a song. We are frequently encouraged to read for pleasure so why are children not encouraged to write for pleasure?

I find writing for pleasure relaxing and lots of fun. There is nothing better than sitting down with a notebook and pen and letting your imagination run riot. It’s something that we should definitely do more of.  It’s also something that the new Children’s Laureate, Lauren Child is a big supporter of as she strongly believes that children should have much more time to sit down and let their imaginations wander and we couldn’t agree with her more!

In case you didn’t know today is National Writing Day and we thought we would come up with a little writing prompt for you in case you’re wondering what to do.

Pojo’s chest of dreams only grants wishes to those who had been good, but what would be in your chest of dreams and what stories would it tell?  

We are always on the look out for great stories and would love to hear yours.

 

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Happy writing!

 

Pojo’s got himself another badge of honour!

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We are absolutely delighted to say that our Pojo and the Chest of Dreams Create and Show kit was awarded three stars in the Early Years Excellence awards.

The judges said “The Pojo and the Chest of Dreams kit had a vast impact on children’s listening and attention skills. The children were able to interact with, and take part using the puppets, which is also good for social interaction and building confidence.”

It’s good to know our Pojo is such a little star!!

We were also delighted to see Little Livello was also a finalist in the maths category so it’s good to know that we’ve got a whole range of award winning resources.

To see the rest of the winners we’ve attached the awards special for you to have a read. Awards Special

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