Y2 Midlands

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  • Three Little Monsters!

    We had great fun performing our favourite poem from ‘Message from the Moon’ this week; the expression in our reading aloud has definitely improved! We also especially enjoyed being little monsters in the library and jumping out of the cupboard!

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    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 15th Feb 2018, 8:01pm
    I'm delighted that you are finding reading aloud beneficial. You look as though you are enjoying yourselves too.
  • Mysterious Making!

    We have really enjoyed reading our favourite poems from ‘Message from the Moon’ together. This week we began thinking about the poem we will be performing and have even started to create some props! We’re very excited!

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    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 8th Feb 2018, 1:33pm
    We are looking forward to seeing your performance. Well done Frederick Bird Gladiators.
  • Our Killer Caterpillar

    We created a Killer Caterpillar together after reading the poem and talking about the rhymes and rhythm. We tried to make it look pretty scary, with lots of pink and puce, just like the poet described!

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    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 6th Feb 2018, 5:45pm
    I will be sure not to pick that caterpillar up! Do you know this traditional rhyme? Little Arabella Miller Found a furry caterpillar First it climbed upon her mother Then upon her baby brother "Ugh" said Arabella Miller "Take away that caterpillar!"
  • Recycled Musical Instruments

    Year 2 at St Matthew’s were inspired by Ossiri to make their own musical instruments from recycled materials.

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    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 26th Jan 2018, 12:26pm
    I can see that you play the drum by beating it. Do you have a name for the instrument with the beads? Do you shake it to play it? Thank you for sharing.
  • Ossiri’s Tune by the Frederick Bird Band

    We had great fun at Reading Gladiators today! All of our instruments are objects found around the classroom and we persuaded our teachers to hum a tune as well! We loved listening to our recording and were laughing a lot!

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    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 24th Jan 2018, 5:48pm
    Wonderful! I wish I could hear you. Keep making music, Frederick Bird Gladiators!
  • We ‘can’t let go of our dreams!’

    Today we talked about the importance of dreams and how Ossiri yearned to play an instrument. We have represented our own dreams with images of what we’d like to be or places we’d like to go.
    ‘I dream of going to Australia because of all of the animals and the skies are beautiful.’
    ‘I dream of being a professional goalkeeper so that I can save a goal in all of the big stadiums.’
    ‘I dream of being an electrical engineer so that I can make computers, TVs, iPads and consoles for people to use!’

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    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 17th Jan 2018, 4:46pm
    Wow Frederick Bird! What diverse and interesting dreams you have. I hope you keep these to look back on when you are older.
    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 18th Jan 2018, 9:51am
    Always keep hold of your dreams, Frederick Bird Gladiators. Thank you for sharing your lovely artwork with us.
  • Henley Green Primary School

    Welcoming Nikki Gamble to our school for afternoon tea.

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    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 5th Dec 2017, 11:14am
    And what a welcome it was! Thank you everyone.
  • Henley Green Primary School

    Welcoming Nikki Gamble to our school for afternoon tea.

    Comments

    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 5th Dec 2017, 10:12am
    What a lovely photo Henley Green! I'm sure you made wonderful hosts.
  • Rainbow Island

    Gladiator Ruby thought about how Grey Island would look at the end of the story. We loved her colourful castle!

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    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 21st Nov 2017, 4:13pm
    I love your colourful castle too Ruby - I think Princess Opal would be very happy to live here!
    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 21st Nov 2017, 4:30pm
    A dream castle. I love the rainbow that looks as though it is a barrier to the rain. Well done, Ruby.
  • Everything’s looking a bit grey!

    We really enjoyed creating our freeze frames in this week’s Reading Gladiators. It was tricky to keep our balance but we tried really hard to show the expressions of our characters on our faces.

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    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 8th Nov 2017, 8:44pm
    What fantastic expressions Frederick Bird. You've captured the feelings of the characters really well.
    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 8th Nov 2017, 8:49pm
    I love this photographs. They are very expressive AND very grey!
  • St Matthew’s Blazing Fire Dragon

    Our Dragon is made from Autumn elements. Leaves, wind, fire (and card).

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    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 1st Nov 2017, 6:25pm
    Wow! St Matthews. We are so impressed with this autumnal dragon. I think Autumn is the perfect month for dragons, with all the fiery gold, red and yellow leaves. Just beautiful.
  • I am the King and I get what I want!

    The Frederick Bird Gladiators doing their best impressions of the very grumpy and selfish king in our Moon Dragon story!

     

     

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    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 1st Nov 2017, 5:43pm
    Hi Frederick Bird Gladiators! Lovely to see you all, even though you do look so grumpy! Great expressions everyone. We hope you enjoy your new book.
    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 2nd Nov 2017, 10:59am
    What fabulously grumpy kings you have!I wonder what you will think of the next king you are going to read about this month...
  • Y2 Reading Gladiators

    I had my first session with my gladiators today. We are loving Moon Dragons already. Homework is to share/read the book to a family member. So happy to be part of the RG project.

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    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 6th Oct 2017, 4:23pm
    Hello st Matthews Gladiators! Lovely to see you. Let us know what adults at home thought about this story. Happy Reading everyone!
    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 9th Oct 2017, 9:25pm
    Hello St Matthews! We are very happy that you are part of Reading Gladiators and hope you enjoy your journey.
  • Frederick Bird overrun by Moon Dragons!

    Our reading gladiators were really excited about our first adventure, as we are currently learning about castles and dragons in school. We were a little surprised to see a moon dragon flying over us in the library during our reading!

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    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 5th Oct 2017, 2:49pm
    Hello everyone! A Moon Dragon in school- how wonderful! Now everyone will want one. Thank you for sharing with us.
  • Our KS1 Gladiators are Ready to Go!

    Our KS1 gladiators are so excited to be a part of the challenge this year. Here they are in their very first session. We can’t wait to explore ‘The Moon Dragons’.

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    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 26th Sep 2017, 9:28pm
    Hello Griffydam Gladiators! Great to see you getting started. Let us know what you think of The Moon Dragons.
  • Henley Green Primary School

    Our Year 2 Reading Gladiators – all very excited about the reading journey ahead!

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    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 22nd Sep 2017, 12:06am
    Hello Henley Green, Gladiators! We can't wait to find out what you think about your new book. PS is that a poster of Timothy Knapman and Patrick Benson's 'Soom' on the wall behind you?
  • 2017 -2018 Challenges

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