Traction Man is Here

Traction Man is Here by Mini Grey

Do your toy animals need rescuing from evil pillows? Are your dolls in danger of being buried alive? Traction Man always saves the day with aplomb.

One day, though, his confidence takes a severe knock when Granny knits him an all-in-one green wool outfit with matching cap. Transformed in an instant from combat cool to sartorial nightmare, can Traction Man ever be a superhero again?

Main Focus: Word Mat & Cloze

This is a word mat and cloze activity linked to the Traction Man is Here story.

Your class will used the word mat, either writing the words or cutting the pictures out and completing the sentences.

Your class can also use the word mat for independent writing.

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Main Focus: Alphabetical Order

This reading resource is based around the book Traction Man is Here and focuses on alphabetical order.

We have taken a passage from the book and your Year 1 / Year 2 class will have to place to chosen words into alphabetical order.

There are four different levels of difficulty in this resource.

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Main Focus: Story Sequencing

In this activity, your class must read the segments taken from the story and place these events into chronological order.

There is a range of differentiation included in this resource to cater for all abilities in Year 1 and Year 2.

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Main Focus: Capital Letters and Full Stops

This reading resource focuses on capital letters and full stops and is linked to the Traction Man is Here story.

This is a useful resource as there are many proper nouns. There are a range of resources within this activity to cater for your KS1 class.

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Main Focus: Phonics

This is a phonics resource linked to the popular story Traction Man is Here. The resource is aimed at Year and Year 2. We have differentiated the resource accordingly. 

Your class will complete the activity and we have created it based on a number of phases in phonics.

We have also includes a blank phonics sheet so your class can choose which sounds they can identify.

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Main Focus: Word Class

This resource focuses on a passage from the story and nouns, verbs and adjectives.

Your class must read the passage and then choose some words and place them into the correct category.


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Main Focus: Adjectives

This resource for Ks1 focuses on adjectives. We are always trying to teach children to include adjectives in their writing to make it more descriptive. This activity allows children to use the word bank or their imagination to create activity to slot into the passage.

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Main Focus: Comprehension

This is a comprehension resource linked to Traction Man. Your class will answer the questions and can refer back to the story if required.

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Main Focus: Questions

This activity focuses on questions and answers. 

Your class must read the answers given and think of a suitable question. We have differentiated the resource to Carter for Year 1 and Year 2 children, which includes a cut and stick matching activity.

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Main Focus: Vocabulary Extension

This reading resource explores some of the key vocabulary used in the story Traction Man is Here.

Your Ks1 class must place the words into the sentences and also identify synonyms of key vocabulary used.

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