Y6 North of England 2017

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    Submission by Churchfield Primary School, Barnsley

    Churchfield Primary School’s additional scene

    The events that led to Suzy posting the warning in Franny's locker

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  • Line of Fire news article

    Our Y6 Reading Gladiators thoroughly enjoyed creating a newspaper article about ‘Line of Fire.’Line of Fire

  • Submission by Churchfield Primary School, Barnsley

    Churchfield Primary School

    Listen to a recording of our favourite poem form Caroline Annd Duffy's collected poems for children.

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  • Selfishness in Oscar Wilde’s Fairy Tales

    Our Lady of Grace’s Year 6 Reading Gladiator’s loved reading ‘The Happy Prince and other stories.’ They decided to focus on the theme of Selfishness.

  • Submission by Churchfield Primary School, Barnsley

    The White Stallion radio play

    This is Churchfield Primary School's radio play, telling the story of The White Stallion. We've loved completing our latest challenge. Enjoy!

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    Submission by Churchfield Primary School, Barnsley

    “For the moment, the war is far away. It hasn’t touched any of us terribly”.

    The Churchfield Reading Gladiators discussed the quotation: 'For the moment, the war is far away. It hasn't touched any of us terribly'. We decided that although a war may be physically far away, it's actually a real and close threat and has an impact on everyone's lives. We tried to show this by placing a war scene so close to an idyllic, safe scene. The horse in its safe stable could easily end up a victim on the battlefield. The children are naively heading towards the danger, believing they are safe... We couldn't resist including Cecily, May and Jeremy and we made a few other references to 'The Children of the King' in our artwork.

  • The Toilet Roll Scorpion!

    Made for our performance of “Be Very Afraid” by Carol Ann Duffy in WOW assembly on Friday.

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    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 18th Mar 2018, 3:26pm
    Love the way you are really getting into the performance.
  • The Bookworm Bat

    …..who flaps around during our performance of “Be Very Afraid”

    Comments

    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 9th Mar 2018, 11:59am
    What a wonderful prop!
    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 18th Mar 2018, 3:30pm
    Just love a good prop. Nice to see some thoughtful preparation going on here.
  • The Bubble Bath Jellyfish

    We had great fun making all of our props for the performance poem in World Book Week!

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    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 9th Mar 2018, 11:58am
    Wow - I bet it was a performance to remember!
  • World Book Day

    Michael came as Jeremy from “Children of the King” on our belated World Book Day (postponed due to the snow). Jeremy is his favourite book character!

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    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 8th Mar 2018, 10:46pm
    Brilliant! What an intelligent choice.
  • Another Busy Night!

    Reading fever is sweeping the school, inspired by our reading Gladiators who have been avidly promoting the new and improved school library. Book reviews by the Gladiators saw books such as Pax, Story Like The Wind and Carol Ann Duffy’s Poetry Treasury disappear from the shelves at record speeds. #inspiringothers #readtosucceed

  • Poetry Fever

    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.

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 9th Feb 2018, 7:40pm
    I'd love to be a fly on the wall for your performance session. A wave to St Joseph and St Bede Gladiators from the Reading Gladiators team.... and cheerio courgette!
  • Totally Captivated…

    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

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 20th Jan 2018, 4:20pm
    Hello St Joseph and St Bede Gladiators. A Story Like the Wind is a beautiful, lyrical story - almost like reading poetry. Some other books that could be read alongside this one include Shaun' Tan's The Arrival, David Miller Refugees (the refugees might not be what you expect) and Armin Greder's Mediterranean (only read this one if you can cope with very dark, sad themes).
    Heather Daly 28th Feb 2018, 10:18pm
    We read The Journey as an added extra after this- stunning also! :)
  • Line of Fire Newspaper

    Our Y6 Reading Gladiators thoroughly enjoyed creating a newspaper article about ‘Line of Fire.’

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 5th Jan 2018, 11:51pm
    An informative piece and good to see that you have thought about providing information for anyone affected by the bombing.
    Deborah Binns 19th Jan 2018, 12:29pm
    We like the way your newspaper looks so smart. The headline is bold and clear.We have not read this book yet, but now we are intrigued! Love from the Mersey Drive Gladiators.
    Lisa Toal 22nd Jan 2018, 4:27pm
    We love the design of your newspaper, from Sedgley Park Y4 Reading Gladiators.
  • Pax

    Enjoying our muffins!

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    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 20th Dec 2017, 8:03pm
    Now you are just making me jealous with your lovely Pax muffins. MMmmmmm.
    Jeremy Atkinson 23rd Jan 2018, 3:32pm
    The Saint Paul’s children want to tell you that they love your cakes and are now looking to design and make their own horse cakes for the book they are currently reading!
  • Pax watercolours

    Do you like our fox pictures? We observed some photographs carefully to capture their likeness.

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 19th Dec 2017, 11:43pm
    We LOVE your pictures. You have captured the likeness of foxes and the colour is spot on too. Are you going to display them in your class?
    Catherine Daniels 26th Jan 2018, 7:03pm
    The Churchfield Gladiators in Barnsley love your paintings. We like how each fox looks unique and slightly crafty!
  • Pax

    We celebrated our last session of the year by making Pax buns!

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 19th Dec 2017, 11:40pm
    This is such a cool idea. I wish I lived close by; I would be popping in for tea!
  • Happy Christmas

    Our last session of the year. Happy Christmas to everyone!

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    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 15th Dec 2017, 3:29pm
    How very festive. A very Merry Christmas to you too and to all the Gladiators in the North of England.
  • Extreme Reading

    We are taking part in the extreme reading challenge- take a photo of yourself reading in extreme conditions. We chose the spooky tree!

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    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 1st Dec 2017, 9:29am
    That looks like fun! I hope you are enjoying Pax.
  • 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.

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    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 27th Nov 2017, 1:33pm
    Hello, Our Lady of Grace Gladiators. We are excited to hear what you think of the new book - and to see how you use those lovely looking journals. Happy Reading!