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Year 5 - Traction Man

Year 5 - Traction Man  1

Mrs Coull's English group have been reading books based on the character Traction Man by Mini Grey.


We really enjoyed reading these books! We drew a comic strip in the style of Mini Grey using brackets to describe what the character is wearing as well as using short sharp sentences. Mini Grey also uses exclamation marks when a character is shouting. After drawing our comic strips, we converted them into a written story and used the laptop to type up and improve our work. Here are a few examples.

Year 6 - Kensuke's Kingdom

Year 6 - Kensuke's Kingdom 1
Year 6 - Kensuke's Kingdom 2

Year 6 have been studying the text Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo.


We have really enjoyed reading Kensuke's Kingdom; it is a powerful story which takes the reader on an exciting journey. We have created dramatic newspaper reports, persuasive survival gear adverts, stunning island descriptions and even instructions for how to build a fire!

Take a look at our amazing writing below!