Y4 Bury

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  • Sedgley Park’s Map of Malkin’s Journey

    Sedgley Gladiators created a 3D map of the journey Malkin went on!
    We also discussed how we felt at different points in the story.


    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 16th Jan 2018, 4:49pm
    I really enjoyed my visit to your school today. Thank you for making me so welcome. What a super 3D mao you made for Malkin Moonlight. Well done everyone. I look forward to seeing you at the challenge day in the summer.
  • Malkin Moonlight

    The Year 4 children at St. Luke’s Primary School acted out a scene from Malkin Moonlight. They planned their scenes and acted them out in front of one another. They were thinking about how Roux accepted Malkin for who is is, despite being a stray. This sparked interesting conversations from our Gladiators about acceptance and giving everybody fair and equal chances.


    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 8th Dec 2017, 5:07pm
    This looks like thoughtful, interesting and enjoyable work. Have you acted your scenes out for other children in your class?
    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 17th Jan 2018, 11:59am
    Christ Church Walshaw Primary School have looked at your post and think the drama is a very creative idea.
  • Hurricane Poem

    Our poem based on the hurricane image. We hope you like it. 🙂
    Hurricane Poem

    Cold howling winds whipped around trees,
    Swaying violently,
    Dark green leaves rushed through the garden,
    Seeds and stones tossed all about,
    Midnight blue called the scares,
    To rise like a windstorm.

    Cosy and warm inside,
    Bright lamplight,
    A shining bright star,
    Beautiful bright heart-warming glow,
    Of the friendly fire,
    Should feel grateful,
    But feeling worried.

    Cat begging to come in,
    His world silent,
    He feels despair,
    No hope,
    Left in worrying darkness.

    The trees snap.
    Will the cat make it inside?


    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 4th Dec 2017, 8:31pm
    Thank you for sharing this Fairfield Gladiators. We love the poem and we are worried for the cat. Except, as we know, they have nine lives. So I am sure all will be well.
    Lisa Toal 22nd Jan 2018, 4:24pm
    Fantastic Poem. I think that you should have won. I also think it is better than ours!! From Sedgley Park Y4 Reading Gladiators.
  • Hurricanes

    This week, during our Reading Gladiators book club, we created an acrostic poem for Hurricanes. We brainstormed all of our ideas based on the front cover and what we already know and think about hurricanes. Thisg has made us extremely excited to read it in our next session. We hope you enjoy!


    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 1st Dec 2017, 4:39pm
    Brilliant! Some great vocabulary here. Have you tried reading it to the hurricane soundscape in the resources section?
    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 1st Dec 2017, 4:49pm
    I really enjoyed reading this. I liked the idea that while chaos is raging you are safely tucked up inside.
    Lisa Toal 22nd Jan 2018, 4:17pm
    I love how you did an acrostic poem. It was a really good idea and I think it is so creative
  • Malkin’s Speech

    The children presented their speech, as Malkin, to the rest of the group. Encouraging them to make friends with the Putrescibles.


    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 28th Nov 2017, 11:22am
    This looks great. Pleased to see confident speakers and attentive listeners. Well done everyone!
  • Malkin Moonlight Journey map

    St Paul’s Gladiators have loved Malkin Moonlight, and have made his journey into a spiral, leading into his home at the centre of the page and the end of the story. They have represented all of the animals he has encountered throughout the book. We are finishing off next week with a discussion about home and family and a think about the links between this book and Word of Mouse, which we also loved!!


    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 24th Nov 2017, 6:03pm
    Thank you St Paul's Gladiators. The spiral is a great idea. Thank you for sending the photo and the update.
  • Malkin Moonlight

    St Marie’s Reading Gladiators have nearly finished Malkin Moonlight! We have had some fantastic discussions and have loved this story.


    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 21st Nov 2017, 12:30pm
    Brilliant! Now would be a great time to cross reference the themes and characters between Word of Mouse and Malkin Moonlight and also try out the Quizzes on both titles.
  • Malkin Moonlight

    Malkin will do something important. What could this be?
    Sedgley Park Gladiators are writing their ideas down!


    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 17th Nov 2017, 10:13am
    Indeed Malkin is a very special cat - what did you predict he would do?
  • Word of Mouse

    A character study of Lucifer!


    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 17th Nov 2017, 4:16pm
    Wow - that looks amazing. A million miles away from the altruistic Malkin. I hope your gladiators have found out that not all cats are like Lucifer.
  • Word of Mouse

    Sedgley Park have been exploring the meaning of ‘family’.

  • Word of Mouse

    Comparing the characters of Lucifer and Red Boy.

  • Engrossed!

    The children at Our Lady of Lourdes are loving the first chapter!


    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 28th Sep 2017, 11:59pm
    Hello Our Lady of Lourdes. It looks as though you are concentrating hard! Le us know what you think about the book when you have read further in the story.
  • St Paul’s Reading Gladiators Are Go!!!

    Here at St Paul’s we’re all set to start Reading Gladiators 2017!! We’ve heard all about it from last year’s Gladiators, and can’t wait for our own adventure!!


    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 26th Sep 2017, 4:10pm
    Hello St Paul's Gladiators. Lovely to see you. Hope you can enter some of the mini-challenges. Happy Reading!
  • Sedgley Reading Gladiators 2016/17

    Last year’s Reading Gladiators met up with this years Reading Gladiators. They shared their favourite books from last year and were on hand to answer any questions!


    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 25th Sep 2017, 10:20pm
    Hello Sedgley Prk - lots of faces that I recognise from last year's challenge day. I will NEVER forget your drama. Will you send us a video of the perfomance? Keep reading and inspiring other children in your school.
    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 26th Sep 2017, 10:35am
    Thank you for sharing. I hope other schools do this too.
  • Sedgley Reading Gladiators 2017/18

    This year’s Reading Gladiators had a sneak peak at this year’s selection of books! They met up with last year’s Reading Gladiators and can’t wait to start ‘Word of Mouse’!


    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 25th Sep 2017, 10:18pm
    Hello Sedgley Park Gladiators! What a great idea to meet up with last year's Gladiators. I wonder if any of the other schools have done the same thing? Happy Reading everyone.
    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 26th Sep 2017, 10:39am
    Hello Gladiators! I wonder which book will end up being your favourite.