There are schools in this group:
- Just Imagine
- Hallsville Primary School
- Carlton Primary
- Monteagle Primary School
- Five Elms
- St Matthias School
- Saint Peter’s London Docks
- Southwood Primary
- Henry Green Primary School
- Brampton Primary School
- Beam County Primary School
- Whitchurch Primary School & Nursery, Stanmore
- Watling Park School
- Altmore Infant School
- Gallions Mount Primary School
- Fox Primary School
- Rosetta Primary School
- Cherry Lane Primary School
Message from the Moon
The Reading Gladiators are enjoying choosing their favourite poems from Message from the Moon.
Do Not Cross
Y2 at Hallsville Primary in Newham created ‘Do not cross’ signs during their first reading gladiator session in March.
World Book Day
Here is how St Matthias Reading Gladiators celebrated WBD. We dressed up as our favourite book characters and avoided the snow by reading inside instead!
We loved the alien poem today, we read the description of the alien in the poem and then drew how we pictured the alien to look. We were amazed at how we all pictured the alien in a different way!
Yokki and the Parno Gry
Today we read a book by the same author as Ossiri called ‘Yokki and the Parno Gry.’ This story was about a traveller boy who lived in a Canvas tent. There were lots of similarities to the story Ossiri. We thoroughly enjoyed reading another book by the same author.
We are recyclers too!
Following on from reading ‘Ossiri’ we have made our own musical instruments using recycling materials.
In Year 2, we received our book Ossiri today. We looked at the pictures on the front cover and predicted who we thought the characters might be.
We started to read the story and stopped at the point where Ossiri dreamed she could become a musician.
We discussed our dreams for the future and wrote these down.
We Adore Snakes!
Altmore Infant Reading Gladiators made this persuasive poster to encourage everyone to like snakes.
We Love Snakes!
We made a poster to persuade people why they should like snakes! On our poster we included our very own snake climbing a wall and some of our favourite facts about snakes, we thought it was amazing that they hear with their jaw and smell with their tongue! Most of us didn’t like snakes before reading the book but now we do!
I (don’t) like snakes!
Muyeen really enjoyed our book so made his own snake at home. He used a straw to make the body and some card for the head and tongue.
Fire and Ice Dragon!
Fire and Ice Dragon description
All pupils decided upon the dragon’s characteristics and appearance. We used thesauruses to expand our vocabulary and engage our readers!
Beam County Primary School
Fire and Ice Dragon!
We made our own Fire and Ice Dragon after being inspired by the Moon Dragons. It was a fantastic group effort!
Grey Island, Red Boat
The Gladiators of Five Elms really enjoyed acting out a scene from the story.
Grey Island, Red Boat
Both the children and the parents are really enjoying discussing the book. Here the children are talking about the meanings of the words
Silhouettes, Silhouettes, Silhouettes
This week we continued to read ‘Grey Island, Red boat’ and loved every bit of it. We noticed in the book we couldn’t see any of the characters facial expressions. This week we started to make our own silhouette pictures. We cut out a picture of our side profile and then drew around it. Next week we are going to paint our faces black with a coloured background. We will choose colours that make our eyes TICKLE!
“Grey is a sad colour!”
At Altmore we started our November book ‘Grey Island, Red Boat’ by Ian Beck.
Before we started reading our new book we discussed in small groups what specific colours make us think of and how specific colours made us feel.
We predicted what the story would be about and discussed what colour boat we would have if we had written this story.
“I would have a pink boat. Pink is my favourite colour and makes me feel cheerful.”
“I would have a gold boat to make it look rich and like treasure.”
We read chapters 1-3 and are so excited to keep reading on. In the book we noticed that in the pictures we never see the characters full face. We wander why?
The children designed their own dragons and talked about them. They combined all their favourite parts to make their group Music Dragon.
Five Elms Primary School
The start to an incredible reading journey.
We have started our Reading Gladiator Journey. 15 VERY excited children and super keen readers are over the moon with the new opportunity and exciting future!
In our first session we looked at the text Moon Dragons and predicted what we thought the story was going to be about! We read the story together as a group and discussed it in great detail. Then we read in pairs with our friends! Once we understood the story well, we discussed different themes linked to the story and justified our opinions using the text!
What a great after school club it was! We cant wait for next week Monday!
Our opinions on The Moon Dragons.
I liked it when Alina found the moon dragons because it was interesting to see what they looked like. However, I did not like the ending because nothing really changed and Alina lied about finding the dragons. From St Matthias, year 2 Reading Gladiators.