Herts, SG1 1NJ
Mrs J Moore
© Bedwell Primary
Year 5 English - Superhero Biographies
IAt the beginning of term, Year 5/6were paid a surprise visit by Iron Man, who invited us to find out all about his life. From then on we have been totally immersed in superheroes, and have worked hard to write biographies about our favourites. To support our work we learnt an example biography (using pictures and actions to support our work), explored structure and language features, answered comprehension questions based around the text, and then used this to inspire our own writing, including action scenes, news reports and full biographies. You can read a few examples of our work below...
The First Avenger by Olga Zajaczkowska
From a young age, Steve was fascinated with joining the army. Unfortunately, he sadly failed because he was too weak. However, Rogers agreed to take part in the top-secret government test. Using his strength, agility as well as stamina (gained from the test) he began to fight in the Second World War. Tragically, Steve fell from the burning wreckage of a plane into the ocean below, and froze for many decades, until The Avengers found him. After being rescued, he once again became known to the world as Captain America.
From that moment on, he was committed to practicing his skills with his shield, so he could fight crime as a superhero. Captain America repeatedly saved the world from foes such as; Red Skull, Crossbones and Iron Nail. As time passed, his excellent missions with The Avengers led him to assemble with other heroes such as; the trustable Falcon, the honourable Ian Zola and the flexible Agent Maria Hill. Steve’s teamwork also led him to work very closely with his sidekick Bucky Barnes. Steve’s responsibilities have turned him into a reliable, responsible and righteous hero.
Unsurprisingly, not so long ago Captain America found himself in a civil war (over secret identities) against his friend Tony Stark, exclaiming “People shouldn’t know your true identity.” Subsequently, the civil war led many of Steve’s friends to become his worst rivals. Despite this discord with his friends, he will always be remembered for hos amazing skill with a shield and always making the right decisions
A Hero Returns by Devon Michell
Yesterday (12th January 2017), during the early morning, the superhero team known as The Avengers embarked on a life risking mission. It all began when a nuclear bomb approached their state-of-the-art headquarters! Skimming the Hudson River, which runs through New York City, Iron Man flew swiftly to catch the deadly missile! Would it explode?
Whilst grabbing the bomb, Tony quickly guided it with all of his strength to make sure it didn’t destroy his homeland, as well as his million dollar office. Therefore he pushed it into space, just missing the Avengers Tower. Stark exclaimed to Captain America, “This is a one way trip!” Subsequently, he attempted to call his girlfriend, Peppa Potts, to tell her he would miss her, however the call failed.
Fortunately, the bomb blew up in outer space; however Tony became unconscious and plummeted towards Earth. The Avengers watched and waited for him to come back. Noticing Stark falling, the mighty Hulk leaped quickly into the air and caught him which caused them both to slide down the side of a building and crash to the floor.
Iron Man woke up and joked, “Please tell me nobody kissed me!” Once again The Avengers saved the day from aliens and villains alike.
Superhero Saviour by Oliver O’Reilly
Reports say that Captain America had told Iron Man, he was “on a one way trip.” Not answering, Iron Man was seen swiftly and bravely flying to the atrocious vortex. When he had managed to enter the vortex, no one really knows what happened, however, it is believed he threw the nuke towards the invading alien’s ship.
Fortunately, as the amazing Iron Man fell extremely fast back towards the ground, the Incredible Hulk jumped and caught him, which saved his life. Iron Man had saved New York and maybe even the world.