Y2 North West

Welcome to the 2018 – 19 Reading Gladiators challenge. Let the reading begin!

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  • Sedgley Park Primary School

    Our Year 2 Reading Gladiators talking about why Daniela might be feeling sad!

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    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 11th Oct 2018, 9:59pm
    Hello everyone! Did you find any clues in the pictures? What makes you feel sad? Do you think it might be the same for Daniela?
  • Sedgley Park Primary School

    What we know, can guess and want to know about Daniela from The Glassmaker’s Daughter.

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    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 11th Oct 2018, 9:56pm
    What interesting ideas. You cam up with so many different reasons that Daniela might be sad and they all make good sense. Your predictions look good too. Do you think reading other stories has hhelped you to make these predictions?
  • Sedgley Park Primary School

    Our Reading Gladiators discussed why Daniela might be feeling sad!

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    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 11th Oct 2018, 9:53pm
    I like your journals. It's a great way to keep a record of your ideas and you will be able to look back at the end of the year and see the reading journey that you have travelled together.
    Sara Stanley 12th Oct 2018, 9:30am
    I love these thoughtful entries... I want to go to Manchester too! ( and in my experience dads always say NO to new cats )
  • St Joseph and St Bede Gladiators Predict

    We made and justified predictions about the Glassmaker’s Daughter. We can’t wait to find out if anyone can make Daniela smile.😬

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    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 11th Oct 2018, 9:51pm
    Do you know any other stories that have a similar character? Have you heard of The Golden Goose? In that story a King's Daughter doesn't speak or smile. I wonder if she smiles in the end?
    Sara Stanley 12th Oct 2018, 9:33am
    Hello smiley people...did you all agree first time round or did you have to persuade anyone? What sorts of things might you say to someone who wasn't sure?
  • Sedgley Park Primary School

    Discussing Daniela from ‘The Glassmaker’s Daughter’.

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    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 11th Oct 2018, 9:46pm
    Hello Sedgley Park Gladiators! You look deep in thought. We hope you are enjoying the Glassmaker's Daughter.
  • The Glassmaker’s Daughter

    As the book is set in Venice, the St Joseph and St Bede Gladiators looked at Miss Lowe’s holiday pictures to find similarities with the front cover! We loved that the buildings were right next to the water.

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    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 4th Oct 2018, 6:26pm
    You were lucky that Miss Lowe was able to share her pictures of Venice. Can you see the connections with Jane Ray's beautiful illustrations?
    Sara Stanley 5th Oct 2018, 5:58pm
    How wonderful. I’ve also been to Venice and my trip inspired me to read a book called The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke You may come across it in a couple of years time
  • The Glassmaker’s Daughter

    Here’s what the St Joseph and St Bede Gladiators thought about Venice, based on the front cover…We used piccollage to document our ideas.

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    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 4th Oct 2018, 6:25pm
    Hello St Joseph and St Bede Gladiators. You have got off to a tremendous start. You have put a lot of thought into thinking about the front cover. I can see you have used your knowledge about Venice as well as making some inferences about character based on her demeanour and expression. Well done everyone!
    Sara Stanley 5th Oct 2018, 6:03pm
    What fabulous thoughts and ideas . Did you ask lots of questions as you analysed the illustration and each other’s ideas ? If so I would be very interested to hear them 🧠
  • How will we make Daniella smile?

    We all thought of ways to make Daniella smile. We could pretend to be a clown, tickle her, tell her some jokes or give her a party.

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    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 3rd Oct 2018, 4:40pm
    What great ideas Belle Vale! Personally I think a party would make me smile but I'm sure you could tell me some good jokes.
    Sara Stanley 5th Oct 2018, 6:00pm
    Brilliant.. your ideas have made me smile 😊 I wonder what it would be like to have to smile all the time ?
  • Let the challenge begin!

    Hello to all Year 2  Reading Gladiators in the North-west  We are looking forward to hearing what you think about this year’s books. Be sure to post an update and tell us how you are getting on.