Year 4 students have been reading the immensely popular children’s book, The Iron Man written by Ted Hughes. A blend of science fiction and fairy tale styles, The Iron Man tells the story of a gigantic metal robot who appears out of nowhere, crashing onto the beach and shattering into many parts. He is discovered by Hogarth, a young boy. The Iron Man proceeds to devour farm machinery, until the farmers rise up against him.
As part of a fun school project, year 4 had a variety of tasks to complete. The class looked in depth at the vocabulary used, and produced various pieces of writing in the same style. They also headed down to the basketball court, and using chalk drew the Iron man’s head to scale. This was to get a real sense of how big he was. They also sketched the opening scenes of the Iron Man in the primary art room. Their project on the Iron Man concluded with a visit to the school library where they finished this enthralling story in this quiet space.