Can’t stop reading ‘Phoenix’!
St Matthias gladiators can’t get enough of this book. They met during lunchtime to read together more of the book. One child didn’t expect to enjoy the book as much as he is. We were ‘hooked’ from the start…
February’s Challenge at Hallsville
We were thrilled when we arrived at school on Monday to find we had been sent a box of poetry books for our efforts in February’s challenge. We can’t wait to start borrowing these from our class library so that we can enjoy reading some more poetry at home. Joseph Coelho’s ‘Overheard in a Tower Block’ is already in demand!
Our Gladiator Display
Having fun writing poems!!
RG@St Matthias are having a blast with the poems in the book. They went home and decided to write their own versions. They were quite happy to share them with the class!
Planning the story of the White Stallion.
St Matthias gladiators deep in discussion as they plan and put together their version of the story.
“We thought it was sad and quite an emotional book but we still liked it.” Another group member said that it reminded her of events that are happening around the world in the present time.
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Fans of ‘Pax’
Year 6 reading gladiators @St Matthias loves the book Pax so far… We like the way the story is told through Peter and Pax’s viewpoints. One of our favourite parts is when Vola carves a wooden fox for Peter. This made us feel emotional!
Y6 Reading Gladiators have entered the arena.
Apologies we had a very busy start to the year but are now well and truly heads down! We loved Children of the King. Two different pieces of history interwoven brilliantly well. Bring on the jelly fish!
Hallsville’s Reading Gladiators
We have really enjoyed reading The Children of the King this month and can’t wait to start The Thing About Jellyfish next week. Here are some of our wonderful Reading Gladiators with September’s completed challenge.
We are currently reading The Children of the King and we are loving it!
2017 – 1018 Challenges
The 2016 – 17 challenges are now finished and we are enrolling schools for 2017-18. Why not join us?
‘There’s a dog’
Poem read by the Yr 6 Reading Gladiators at St Matthias School
A Worry by Hallsville Primary School Y6
For this challenge, we split into groups and chose our own poems to recite. This group had some really interesting discussions about worries - particularly around their secretive and personal nature. We hope you enjoy listening.
Hallsville – You don’t forget people you love. Maybe you forget their faces, but you don’t forget the love.
We have really enjoyed reading The Children of the King and for our challenge we decided upon the theme of separation. There were so many examples of people being separated from their loved ones in the book and we thought about the way that wars happening today are still separating people from their loved ones as they were back then. We used the tags as we felt that these were a symbol of separation, especially for evacuees in WWII, and we used the separated world to show that war not only separates and divides people but also countries and continents. After scouring the book carefully for a quote to match our theme, we felt that Cecily's quote summed up separation perfectly.