SUPERMAN, Spiderman and Iron Man were just a few characters that made an appearance at Westwood with Iford Primary on Monday as the school celebrated the introduction of a new superhero-themed curriculum.

The fun-filled day was put on for Reception and Year 1 classes to introduce them into the International Primary Curriculum – an additional learning resource to engage children in non-core subject.

Headteacher Ian Rockey said the school was full of comic book favourites and he was delighted at the effort both pupils and teachers went to.

He added: “All the activities we have are all around being superheroes from reading to writing and playing. The teachers have done a superb job at basing it all on the theme and they were doing all sorts of things throughout the day.

“The children have gone to a huge amount of effort particularly the younger children who have just started. It’s amazing to see them have the confidence to dress up and get properly involved with the other children and it was just a great day.”

Other year groups also had a themed day to follow from chocolate, to Romans and history to circus skills – all teaching them additional skills.

Mr Rockey added: “The whole point of having an entry point or introduction is that the children get encourage and inspired and to get them excited about learning. What we don’t do is tell them what the activities will be, so in doing so there is an added element of surprise which gets the children ready to learn.

“As a school we really embrace the International Primary Curriculum and the way it works because we find it gives us a learning opportunity to build on the knowledge and skills of the children in a creative way towards the topics.”

He now hopes that the day will lead as example to prospective parents attending their open morning on September 22 between 9-12am.