Y4 North West

Welcome to the 2018-19 Reading Gladiators challenges. Let the reading begin!


  • What will happen to Angelino?

    We have predicted what might happen next to Angelino!


    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 16th Oct 2018, 10:39pm
    Hello Sedgley Park Gladiators! I wonder what clues you used to help you make these predictions/
  • Introducing St Joseph and St Bede’s Reading Gladiators

    Hello everyone from a very sunny Bury! We are really looking forward to reading all about Angelino Brown. The first chapter had us in hysterics!

    Bye for now, catch up soon.


    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 11th Oct 2018, 11:33am
    Hello St Joseph and St Bede. Delighted to meet you. We are excited to hear more from you throughout the year. Happy Reading!
    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 16th Oct 2018, 3:46pm
    I'm sure it did. All that burping and farting! I wonder what other emotions you will feel as you progress through the story?
  • Character descriptors

    We have been making notes about some of the characters that Angelino has met so far!


    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 8th Oct 2018, 10:21pm
    Hello Sedgley Park Gladiators! You've spoted some key characterisitcs here. Can you anticpate the roles that these characters will play in the story? I wonder if any of them will surprise us. Enjoy the book!
  • What’s a Bloke?

    We discussed the term ‘bloke’ and what it meant to us as ‘northerners’ from Bolton.


    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 3rd Oct 2018, 4:41pm
    Interesting thoughts! I wonder what Gladiators around the country think...
    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 4th Oct 2018, 12:28pm
    I wonder what our gladiators in the South think? Originally 'bloke' was recorded as a London slang term.
  • What makes an Angel?

    In our second session, we discussed what kind of traits we would expect from an angel. We then wrote down all the actions that Angelino had done so far that we thought were definitely not angelic! 🙂


    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 4th Oct 2018, 12:29pm
    Very interesting to see your 'angelic traits' list. I wonder what other groups think?
  • Our First Session!

    We had a great first session last week and really enjoyed starting the text!


    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 4th Oct 2018, 12:32pm
    Good to hear Kearsley West! How about kicking back those chairs for one session and having your discussion on the floor!
  • What does an angel look like?

    We had a great session drawing and talking about angels. The Reading Gladiators at WCPS are so excited about the year ahead!


    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 25th Sep 2018, 6:58pm
    Hello Whitefield Gladiators! We are loving your angels in the Reading Gladiator office. We are interested to find out if the angel in Angelina Brown looks like your pictures.
    Rebecca Todd 27th Sep 2018, 9:26am
    Looks fantastic, and the gave the children at Kearsley West some great ideas! Thanks for updating!
    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 27th Sep 2018, 10:58am
    Thank you for commenting, Rebecca. We look forward to hearing how your group are doing. Happy Reading!
    Beth Burrows 1st Oct 2018, 3:43pm
    Frederick Bird Gladiators thought that these drawings were really good but might be improved with some glitter so we have persuaded our teacher to let us use glitter on our attempts!
    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 1st Oct 2018, 4:14pm
    HeeHeee Good persuasive techniques.
  • Let the challenge begin!

    Hello to all Year 4  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.