Y6 East of England

13July
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Updates

  • Mini challenge ideas!

    Boys Oliver, Fletcher and Jake discussing the challenge; creating a poster from the stories they have chosen.

    Comments

    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 21st Mar 2018, 1:49pm
    You look like you are having a wonderful time making your selections.
  • Working on the mini challenge

    Evie and Phoebe designing their poster for the challenge, discussing what quotes to put on.

    Comments

    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 21st Mar 2018, 1:24pm
    We can't wait to see your finished poster!
  • Old Age – Elsenham try some poetry of their own!

    We are really enjoying Carol Ann Duffy’s poems and thought we would create our own. We looked at a picture of an elderly gentleman and thought we would share our poems about him with you.

    Comments

    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 22nd Feb 2018, 11:58am
    Goodness!You have been inspired indeed. I love 'Freddy Grumbly'. It is also good to see a range of poetic styles in your collection. Great work Elsenham Gladiators.
    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 25th Feb 2018, 9:47am
    Moving and inspiring. Thank you for sharing your poems with us.
    Stacey Brown 28th Feb 2018, 11:01am
    Thank you. It has been fantastic to read Carol Ann Duffy's poems. They so enjoyed writing their own poems, bringing their characters to life and reading each other's and seeing how one photo can create such differing ideas. We also practised reading them aloud to help with our confidence for we recorded our mini challenge.
  • Poems

    The group getting ready to read their chosen poem

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 19th Feb 2018, 10:28pm
    I'm looking forward to finding out which poem they have chosen.
  • Our questions about Little Bits of Sky

    This book certainly got us thinking at Burnham on Crouch Primary. All the gladiators had lots of initial questions and we are looking forward to finding out the answers.

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 8th Feb 2018, 7:36pm
    What interesting questions. Would you mind if I shared them with another school?
    Rachel Elvidge 19th Feb 2018, 9:15am
    Not at all, although I now realise I have added this to the wrong year group! How embarrassing! I wondered where it had gone!
  • Line of fire

    Our artwork for Line of fire

    Comments

    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 5th Feb 2018, 12:43pm
    Super art work! I can see you have really considered how to fill each frame.
  • Working hard

    Designing our diary section for the Line of Fire. The children really loved reading this book and enjoying the pictures. They really felt they understood the impact of the war at the time and what is was like to be there.

    Comments

    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 5th Feb 2018, 12:40pm
    The pictures really evoke a strong emotional response don't they.
  • Working together

    Phoebe and Jake writing an additional scene for The thing about jellyfish. They focused on the end of book and what might happen in the future for Suzy

    Comments

    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 5th Feb 2018, 12:39pm
    Working together is what Reading Gladiators is all about.
  • Line of fire

    Oliver concentrating on his diary section for Line of fire

    Comments

    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 5th Feb 2018, 12:36pm
    Great work Oliver! I love your attention to detail.
  • Working hard!

    Logging on to upload some of our work

    Comments

    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 5th Feb 2018, 11:30am
    Great to see your gladiators in action and uploading to the website too. We look forward to seeing what you have been up to this month.
  • Layer School Display

    Our display of books proudly displayed in our classroom

  • Layer School Yr6 reading gladiators

    Our reading gladiators ready to go!

    Comments

    Amy Dennis 5th Feb 2018, 11:44am
    Jake, Phoebe, Evie, Oliver and Fletcher ready for our weekly session for reading gladiators
    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 5th Feb 2018, 3:14pm
    Hello Layer Reading Gladiators. Thank you for your super updates.
  • Elsenham’s creativity flows

    We have found this story very captivating and wanted to share our drawings with you.

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 18th Jan 2018, 9:45am
    I'm really pleased that you shared your art with us. You have obviously connected with the emotional content of this story. Thank you.
    Amy Dennis 5th Feb 2018, 11:40am
    We really like your creative work for this book, we enjoyed reading A story like the wind too.
  • Elsenham illustrates a story like the wind ..

    A story like the wind has captured Elsenham Reading Gladiator’s imagination and we have begun our illustrations – Evie has made an outstanding contribution this week.

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 14th Jan 2018, 2:55pm
    An evocative picture, Evie. The moon and the boat look hopeful set int he expanse of sky and sea.
  • We just love reading and PAX!

    Howbridge Reading Gladiators really enjoyed semantic mapping in our last session. We love to reason and explain our word choices using evidence from the text!

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 1st Dec 2017, 11:51pm
    Hello Howbridge Gladiators! This looks like a thoughtful semantic map. Using Post-its so that you can move the words around is a really good idea.
    Amy Dennis 5th Feb 2018, 11:52am
    That's a great idea! We think we will use this method for the next book.
  • The thing about us is…we love reading!

    Unfortunately, we didn’t get our Reading Gladiators group up and running in time to read the first book so we are kicking our year off with ‘The Thing About Jellyfish’. Let’s get reading!
    Vange Primary School (Yr5/6)

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 29th Sep 2017, 12:00am
    Hello Vance Gladiators! Don't Rory about missing the first book. You will be able to catch up at half term. Happy Reading!
  • 2017 – 2018 Challenges

    The 2016 – 17 challenges are now finished and we are enrolling schools for 2017-18. Why not join us?