May update

Reading Gladiators™ shortlisted for Teach Primary Resources Award!

We are delighted to be shortlisted for this award in the Literacy/English category. The winners will be announced at the end of the Summer break – watch this space! In the mean time you can read about the award here

Post an update competition

This month’s winners are Wandsyke Primary with their lovely post Camp Stops Play! We are delighted to see that other activities didn’t get in the way of reading and we love your cross referencing of The Boy the Bird and The Coffin Maker with other stories. £150 of books for your school or class library is on it’s way to you.

June competition: This time we are looking for a summary reflection from your groups.  Share your thoughts on your Reading Gladiators™ journey and be in with the chance to WIN £150 books for your school library.

Year 2

Look out for the webinar about the final challenge which will be available from next Tuesday, 12th June. Year 2 Final Challenge Webinar 12th June

Thank you to all the schools who submitted entries for the Year 2 Don’t Cross The Line mini challenge. The winning  entry came from Frederick Bird. Well done everyone!

Year 4 

Thank you to those who entered the mini challenge for The Boy The Bird and The Coffin Maker. This month’s winners are Filton Avenue. Their teacher told us,  “I was impressed with the language and phrases that the children invented. It proves that they are outstanding readers with a passion for narrative!”

Runners up are Iver Village and St Jospeh and St Bede.

Year 4 Challenge Events have begun this week, starting in Billericay, Essex.

Here are the Arthur Bugler Bookbugs after their perceptive presentation about Malkin Moonlight.

We look forward to seeing some of you at these exciting events. Remember to prepare your presentations in advance and revisit those early titles to improve your chances of success in the Game Show!

I hope you are enjoying The Goldfish Boy and preparing for the final challenge. A reminder that presentations should be no longer than 10 minutes and can be presented at a Challenge Day event if you are attending one or submitted via the website by 9th July. If you are unable to attend a Challenge Day event, you can download a certificate of participation here.

Year 6

We hope you are enjoying your final title, the brilliant Phoenix by SF Said.

Now is also a good time to start thinking about your legacy for your school with the purpose of promoting reading.

Here are some ideas you may wish to use:

  1. Establish a bookswap
  2. Set up a pop up bookshop to raise funds for new books
  3. Create a permanent display to raise the profile of reading (in foyer/library/corridor/shared space)
  4. Set up a reading buddy scheme
  5. Host a reading cafe for children/teachers/parents – share books they have read to widen book knowledge
  6. Create a reading space within the school
  7. Conduct a reading preferences survey – do the preferences of the children match the school bookstock?
  8. Lead a book related assembly
  9. Set up a reading newsletter 
  10. Create a reading resource e.g. bookmarks with positive reading messages/recommends.   There will be a webinar to further explain the details on

Year 6 Final Challenge Webinar 11th June