Y4 Essex Mid/west
Ira and Zac’s Memory Box
Elsenham Gladiators loved the book, Little Bits of Sky and created some memories for Ira and Zac’s memory box. Each Gladiator picked something they felt was important to Ira and Zac from the story and recreated it. We have Skilly House and the garden with the fallen tree; the stream where Zac fell in; a life size Pip in her purple jumper; the train ticket to Martha’s, Martha and Ira’s easel.
Woodville’s 3D Map
The children at Woodville School have created a 3D story map of Malkin’s journey using compostable and recycled materials found in school. They have included all of the main events and placed them on the map where they believed them to happen. Can you spot Finlay’s fantastic drawing of Malkin? What other main events can you see?
Isaiah’s words of wisdom
St Mary’s in Stansted did some thinking around Isaiah’s pithy words of wisdom.
Stock primary gave careful thought to the questions they would like to ask author Lisa Thompson after reading The Goldfish Boy:
- If you couldn’t be an author, what would you be?
- Who is the main character of the book you are writing at the moment?
- Would you like to go on a horse again, or has it scared you off for life?
- What is your favourite book you have read?
- Did you know how The Goldfish Boy would end before you started writing it and why?
- What inspired you to be an author?
- What is your favourite genre of book to read?
- Are there any characters that you named after people you know?
- What books you recommend to us to read if we liked Goldfish Boy?
- What was your biggest change in The Goldfish Boy from when you wrote the first draft?
February Update- Little Bits of Sky
This has been the favourite book so far amongst the majority of the Gladiators here at Felsted Primary. We looked at some of the main characters in the story and then discussed how significant some where to Ira in particular and why. We are looking forward to creating a memory book next week
January Update Felsted Primary
Our year 4 Gladiators have been getting into Coming to England and looking back at the books we have read so far. We have created a working, moveable set of boards where they post their work. It’s great to see what they thought about the books at the time and any work they produce is pinned on there. They also had the chance to read some of the books they won in the Malkin Moonlight challenge and sharing them with their class. Looking forward to the year ahead!
Getting to know the characters in Little bits of sky
Elsenham Reading Gladiators have really enjoyed the different characters in this book – this week we looked at the adults and how we felt about them. Martha was a character all the children warmed to. We wrote our feelings on post it notes and it will be interesting to see if our opinions change when we finish the book.
Malkin’s journey by Elsenham RGs
Our favourite parts of Malkin’s life – we really enjoyed this book at Elsenham.
We have mapped out Malkin’s journey so far. He has saved many animals and just found a new home at the recycling centre. We can’t wait to find out what happens next!
We love Malkin Moonlight!
‘Malkin Moonlight is a very special cat, but Malkin Moonlight is also a very special book,’ says Ethan
Better late than never!
Half way through Word of Mouse! Great Easton’s year 4 reading gladiators. We’re working very hard to catch up with everybody.
Journey Map for Malkin Moonlight
The children at Felsted Primary have enjoyed the story of Malkin Moonlight and working towards their Mini Challenge. This is just a snippet of what they have been up to, creating a collage story map of Malkin’s journey throughout the book.
Felsted Primary School Gladiators
The Year 4 children have been selected and are super excited to get started! We are currently reading “Word of Mouse” and the Gladiators are enjoying the humour and pace of the book.
Journey Map for Malkin Moonlight from Felsted Primary
The Reading Gladiators at Felsted Primary School wanted to create a story map using a collage style to represent the theme of Recycling which is in the book and also represent the two different stages of Malkin's journey.