Y2 North of England

Updates

  • Description of our Dragon

    Here’s a description of the dragon that we made.

  • Submission by St Joseph and St Bede R.C. Primary School

    St Joseph and St Bede Performance Poetry ‘Staying Awake’

    We learned and performed one of the poems from Message from the Moon. We really enjoyed the variety of poems and using rhythm and rhyme to enhance our reading. We especially enjoyed using actions to help us to remember the words.

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  • Rare Dragon

    Our Rare Dragon is made up of a combination of individual ideas from our 6 Reading Gladiators. The King would be so desperate to capture our dragon because he is unique. The OLOL Dragon has a colourful body so that he can camouflage in any adventure. He has fire proof claws and his tongue holds fire breathing powers. At the end of his 20 foot ice tail there is an electric sting. His tail also powers him through water. The strong spikes down his back are for protection against any human or beast that tries to cause him danger. His blue and purple wings help him to fly in the moonlight. When he is in extreme danger, he can shrink down to the size of a mouse.

  • Submission by Holcombe Brook

    Music for the Bala Mengro

    We decided to start our music with a call to the Bala Mengro so we started with our ‘guitars’. Next we started to quicken up our music and Ruby played her collection of instruments. We thought the Bala Mengro would be ready to stamp and dance now so we quickened the beat and made it louder with our homemade shakers. Finally we finished with a slower, quieter tinkling sound made by coins in a clean sock. We had great fun.

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  • The Library at Snarksville

    We discussed the description in the book. We then drew it. We decided that if book characters did actually escape from books then they’d cause lots of trouble!

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 24th May 2018, 9:48pm
    There are quite a few stories where characters escape from books. Have you read Mungo and the Picture Book Pirates? when you are a bit older you might read Inkheart by Cornelia Funke - another story where escaped characters cause mayhem.
  • The Secret Railway-We loved it!

    We loved all the twists and turns in this book. We loved how Ella and Leo were so different. Leo was the protector. Ella was adventurous. We also loved learning new words and their meanings. Here we looked at the meaning of ‘Scrap’ and came up lots of ideas.

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 24th May 2018, 9:47pm
    Hi Whitefield Gladiators! You have been thinking widely and deeply about some of the word you have encountered in your reading. Thank you for sharing with us.
  • Erica’s Elephant

    At SJSB we discussed what we already knew about elephants before reading the novel. We then made a PicCollage of our ideas. We even got a tweet back from the author! How exciting!

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 24th May 2018, 6:11pm
    I wonder if Erica's Elephant will be as you imagined?
  • Don’t Cross the Line

    Year 2 have talked to their adults at home about rules. Super thoughts.

    Comments

    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 15th May 2018, 8:49pm
    I think we could all learn something from your rules Year Two!
  • Don’t Cross the Line!

    We have had lots of fun designing posters with our own rules – some of them would be very difficult to follow!

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 10th May 2018, 11:52pm
    Hello St Mary's Hawkshaw. Lovely to see you with your posters. Did you cross the line, I wonder?
    Sarah Marfell 11th May 2018, 10:21am
    The boys in our group said they would definitely cross the line to get the football back!
  • Don’t Cross the Line

    We really enjoyed getting into this book. Here we are writing in speech bubbles about what one of the characters might say next.

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 26th Apr 2018, 5:07pm
    There are so many gaps to fill with this book. Lots to think and talk about.
  • Signs

    St J St B Gladiators looked around school to see which other signs we could find. We talked about how we know what we should or shouldn’t do. We can’t wait to see what the next book is all about!

    Comments

    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 18th Apr 2018, 9:41am
    Excellent spotting of signs!
  • Would you cross the line?

    At SJSB, we discussed where we see caution signs and have been busy thinking what our next book could be called…

    Comments

    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 18th Apr 2018, 9:40am
    Did anyone cross the line?
  • The Secret Railway

    Our Year 2 Gladiators are totally absorbed in the adventures that take place in this story! We are loving the magic and surprises around every corner!

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 4th Apr 2018, 1:25pm
    Hello St Mary's Hawkshaw. Lovely to hear from you and to see you enjoying this book. Hope you are enjoying an Easter break too.
  • Believe and achieve as Gladiators!

    We have been thinking about following your dreams like Ossiri and how you can achieve anything if you believe in yourself.

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 28th Jan 2018, 10:24pm
    Keep believing St Mary's Hawkshaw. We love the colourful letters on your wall.
  • We love the Bala Mengro…

    …although we are pretty sure he ate the stranger!

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 25th Jan 2018, 10:07pm
    Hello everyone! You are very ogre-like in this picture but I know you are all lovely really. I enjoyed visiting you. I hope you like the next book.
    Jessica Leng 26th Jan 2018, 11:19am
    We think he ate him too.
  • Making instruments

    We enjoyed making instruments out of recycled materials. Ready to compose our music tomorrow.

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 25th Jan 2018, 4:19pm
    That looks like a lot of fun. What sorts of sounds can you make with your instruments?
    Jessica Leng 26th Jan 2018, 11:22am
    We made loud sounds, quiet sounds and peaceful sounds.
    Claudia Cotton 30th Jan 2018, 8:56pm
    We are designing instruments by collecting unwanted or used objects from our homes. We can't wait to share with you what we make.
  • Sharing Our Dreams

    Fairfield Gladiators enjoyed sharing their dreams in our session today. They also found it interesting to discover what their family members dreams were when they were younger.

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 22nd Jan 2018, 6:40pm
    I expect you had a very interesting discussion with people at home. Hold onto your dreams Fairfield Gladiators.
    Jessica Leng 26th Jan 2018, 11:27am
    My dad's dream was to be an astronaut but it didn’t come true.
    Claudia Cotton 30th Jan 2018, 8:52pm
    We have just discussed our dreams at Whitefield today. Many of us discussed how we would like to be teachers as well as artists and piano players.
  • The Ogre

    In the middle we thought about what Ossirri thought about the Ogre before she met him. On the outside of the outline we thought about what Ossirri thought about the Ogre after she met him. We compared the collections of words.

  • Emily’s Dragon

    Emily’s Dragon makes people fall in love

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 17th Jan 2018, 1:56pm
    Hello Emily What a super dragon. I enjoyed reading your class book today. Lots of lovely dragons for me to look at.
    Jessica Leng 19th Jan 2018, 10:40am
    Very good dragon. I hope you make more. Keep it up. From The Holcombe Brook Gladiators.
    Lisa Toal 22nd Jan 2018, 4:16pm
    You have made a great dragon that I am sure will inspire many people. From Sedgley Park Bury Reading Gladiators.
    Lisa Toal 22nd Jan 2018, 4:17pm
    You have made a great dragon. We are sure it will inspire other people! From the Y4 Sedgley Park Reading Gladiators.
  • Thinking about the orge

    We read the description of the orge from the farmer’s daughter. We drew what we thought he looked like and what we know about him at the moment. We thought about things we could infer from this description too.

    Comments

    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 12th Jan 2018, 10:34am
    Wonderful to see you working collaboratively and sharing your ideas.
    Jessica Leng 19th Jan 2018, 10:41am
    Thanks for your comment Sam. From The Holcombe Brook Gladiators.