Y6 North of England
There are schools in this group:
- Just Imagine
- Bury and Whitefield JPS
- Fairfield CP
- Holly Mount RC
- Holy Trinity, Bury
- Mersey Drive Primary
- Radcliffe Hall
- St Joseph and St Bede
- St Thomas’s CE, Bury
- Sunny Bank
- Ribble Drive
- Churchfield Primary, Barnsley
- Unsworth Primary
- Our Lady of Grace, Bury
- Greenmount Primary, Bury
- Healey JIN School
- St Paul’s CE, Bury
- Faringdon Academy, Sunderland
- St Luke’s, Bury
- Kearsley West Primary and Nursery School
- Belle Vale Primary School, Liverpool
Year 6 have explored the collection of Carol Ann Duffy’s poems and picked and performed some of their favourites. We love the variety and the chance to explore the rhythm and flow of each poem.
The challenge is to learn and perform two at Gladiators next week, and write a poem in the style of their favourite so far.
Well- what a stunning book we have this term. Two sessions in and we are hooked… some fantastic predictions demo year 6 in our first session as we linked this text to other texts and picture books we have read such as ‘The Journey’ and ‘Refuge’. #resilience
Line of Fire Newspaper
Our Y6 Reading Gladiators thoroughly enjoyed creating a newspaper article about ‘Line of Fire.’
Enjoying our muffins!
Do you like our fox pictures? We observed some photographs carefully to capture their likeness.
We celebrated our last session of the year by making Pax buns!
Our last session of the year. Happy Christmas to everyone!
We are taking part in the extreme reading challenge- take a photo of yourself reading in extreme conditions. We chose the spooky tree!
Y6 Our Lady of Grace Reading Gladiators
The Y6 Reading Gladiators were very happy today to receive the new book ‘Line of Fire’ and to receive a new sparkly gold journal.
Churchfield’s Pax Presentation
Our Runner-Up Prize Books!
We were ecstatic to find out that we were runners up in the ‘Children of the King’ mini-challenge. We were also extremely excited when our package of books arrived at school…
Three of the books have already been chosen from our class’ bookshelf!
The children have been set the challenge of creating a display in our new library, which responds to Pax and promotes the upcoming Reading Gladiator texts. The children are in LOVE with Pax, and this drawing was emailed to me for the display just 30 mins after our Gladiators meeting after school – this evening! #inspired #hookedonreading
Year 6 Explore: Themes
This week, we had some teachers from cluster schools join us for our Gladiators session. They wanted to see first hand the impact Reading Gladiators is having on the children and their reading engagement and progress. The St Joseph’s Gladiators identified many themes between chapters 7 and 10 and made impressive links to wider society, past and present. We debated whether war is always the answer, and compared the contrasting opinions of Pax and Grey. The adults were amazed by their language and enthusiasm- not just for Pax- but for reading in general. A very proud teacher! Here are some of the wider themes they discussed.
We have glued on our favourite quotes from the book.
Check out our model of Snow Castle.
Meet our new mascot Gladator the Gladiator!
The book is finished!
We are feeling quite sad to say goodbye to the book, but looking forward to the next challenge!
Children of the King
Year six made bookmarks to illustrate the themes in Children of the King.
We used black and white shapes and symbols to illustrate the key themes in the book “Children of the King”.
Some our Year 6 gladiators have used their enthusiasm for reading to support the further development of our school library. This week they were on hand at our library relaunch to support children, and families, with picking the right book for them! #welovereading #inspiringothers