contact-us arrow-right arrow-down search map email close arrow-left arrow-up translate

Main Header

School Logo

Cheapside CE

Primary School

'Achieving Our Best, In Thought, In Word, In Deed'

Get In Touch

Interactive Bar

Focused Reading

Friday 14th January 2022


To retrieve                                                                     14.1.22


After reading the following description of the Iron Man, draw your own picture of him using all the details included in this description.  Label your picture with words from the text.


Taller than a house, the Iron Man stood at the top of the cliff, on the very

brink, in the darkness.

The wind sang through his iron fingers. His great iron head, shaped like a

dustbin but as big as a bedroom, slowly turned to the right, slowly turned to the left.

His iron ears turned, this way, that way. He was hearing the sea. His eyes, like

headlamps, glowed white, then red, then infrared, searching the sea. Never before had the Iron Man seen the sea.

Thursday 13th January 2022

Below you will find the first chapter of the book, The Iron Man, together with a recording of the first chapter being read aloud.  In today's lesson, all you need to do is listen to the recording and follow the words in the text.  This will keep you up to date with where we've got to in class!


The Iron Man - Chapter 1 by Ted Hughes.mp4

Still image for this video

Wednesday 12th January 2022

The Iron Man

What are your first impressions of this front cover?


Answer these questions:


To infer/To predict                                                    
1. What do you think the Iron Man is like as a character? Why?
2. What three adjectives would you use to describe the Iron Man based on what you can see?
3. Who do you think the small person next to the Iron Man is?
4. What do you think is going to happen in this story?  Why?