There are 16 schools in this group:
- Ribble Drive
- St Luke’s, Bury
- Bury and Whitefield JPS
- Christ Church, Walshaw
- Emmanuel Holcombe
- Fairfield CP
- Lowercroft Primary School
- Our Lady of Lourdes, Bury
- Radcliffe Hall
- St John with St Mark
- St Joseph and St Bede
- St Marie’s, Bury
- St Thomas’s CE, Bury
- Whitefield Community Primary
- St Paul’s CE, Bury
- Sedgley Park
Coffin MakersWe decided to make a coffin fit for the Mayor. Seventy inches by seventy inches. We could all fit in at once!
Sedgley Park Primary Schoolv –Ira’s Diary EntryWhen Ira and Zac first arrived at Skilly House.
Sedgley Park Primary School – Ira’s Diary EntryIra’s and Zac’s last week at Skilly House.
Y4 Essex Mid/west
February Update- Little Bits of SkyThis has been the favourite book so far amongst the majority of the Gladiators here at Felsted Primary. We looked at some of the main characters in the story and …
January Update Felsted PrimaryOur year 4 Gladiators have been getting into Coming to England and looking back at the books we have read so far. We have created a working, moveable set of …
Getting to know the characters in Little bits of skyElsenham Reading Gladiators have really enjoyed the different characters in this book – this week we looked at the adults and how we felt about them. Martha was a character …
Y4 Herts and Bucks
“I can see England”At Iver Village Junior School, year 4 have been reading Coming to England by Floella Benjamin. They found this book extremely enjoyable and selected their favourite quotes; explaining why they …
Malkin MoonlightAt Highwood, when discussing the book during session 2 we explored how dramatic irony makes the reader feel. One Gladiator writes: “When I knew Roux didn’t know something, I just …
Reading Gladiator libraryAt Highwood, the Reading Gladiators were challenged to persuade as many of their classmates as possible to read “Word of Mouse”. As you can see, all eight copies were borrowed …
Year 4 Barking and Dagenham
Malkin MoonlightThe children were acting out the roles of Malkin and Roux.
Word of Mouse PosterWe missed the deadline for this month’s mini challenge – oops!! We were inspired by the motivational quotes and created a poster of our favourites. Can you spot our special …
Celebrating IsaiahAfter reading Word of Mouse, we were so proud of Isaiah and his achievements that we decided to honour him with titles from our mischief.
There are 16 schools in this group:
- Mountbatten Primary School
- Riverside Primary School, Livingston
- Dallow Primary School
- Gallions Mount Primary School
- Whitchurch Primary School & Nursery, Stanmore
- Pakefield Primary School
- Carlton Colville Primary School
- Faringdon Academy, Sunderland
- Academy 360
- Leedon Lower School
- The Bellbird Primary School
- Summerville Primary School
- Caldicotes Primary Academy
- Belle Vale Primary School, Liverpool
- Bishop Parker
- Cherry Lane Primary School
The Wild Swans update Carlton Colville Primary Year 4The Year 4 Reading Gladiators at Carlton Colville Primary have loved reading The Wild Swans, a book which has sparked all sorts of discussions! The author’s use of language has …
Carlton Colville Primary Year 4 Little Bits of Sky UpdateCarlton Colville Primary’s Year 4 Reading Gladiators have had so much to discuss with their latest book, ‘Little Bits of Sky’. They have loved going on a journey with Ira …
Malkin Moonlight at The BellbirdThe Reading Gladiators loved reading this book and were keen to complete the challenge. One of the children is very keen on origami so the group decided to create a …
Year 4 London
Y4 West Midlands
Word of Mouse book boxOne photo barely does justice to this detailed and inventive book box based on Word of Mouse from one of our Year 4 Reading Gladiators. I loved the use of …
Little Bits of Sky-Memory Book PagesThe Percy Shurmer Academy Year 4 group really enjoyed making their own pages to add to the memory book in Little Bits of Sky. It was so hard to choose …
New year, new book.Year 4 Reading Gladiators at Broad Heath are excited to start their new true story book. We had a discussion about the front cover regards Floellas feelings and we are …
Y4 Newham and Tower Hamlets
Hurricane Poem and Choral Speaking.
Prehistoric AdventureWDPS Reading Gladiators thought about how else George and David may have used their imagination to play with the fallen tree.
Dangerous tightrope walk…WDPS Reading Gladiators thought about how else George and David may have used their imagination to play with the fallen tree.
Y4 South Yorkshire
Edenthorpe Hall visitThank you to Edenthorpe Hall Primary for a lovely, warm welcome.
The FamilyThis is a picture of the family map that children in the group expanded on. It was such a good discussion to have.
Our views on Word of MouseOur Reading Gladiators have all really enjoyed Word of Mouse so far – take a look and find out what they thought!
Year 4 East Midlands
Satellite Challenge 2017
DreamsWe have been discussing the dreams in TME on our reading bunk bed (beneath the legs of Iron Man). The RG started to make links with their own dreams and …
FurrowedOne of the funniest definitions we had during our game. It still brings a smile to my face when I read it.
BalderdashThe Reading Gladiators and I had so much fun playing Balderdash. The game highlighted how much rich and exciting vocabulary Kate DiCamillo uses in The Magician’s Elephant.
Y4 Bristol and Somerset
Bristol’s Challenge Day artworkWhat outstanding presentations today. All our schools should be so proud as every presentation was exceptional and the ideas were all presented in such creative ways. All our children showed …
Designing a new cover…Following an amazing Challenge Day, our Reading Gladiators designed a new cover and blurb for the book of their choice.
Coming to the end!St.Teresa’s Gladiators look contemplative as they reflect on the wonderful books we have shared this year and begin to prepare for their final challenge. Good luck to all the Year …
Sue Durrant’s VisitOn Thursday 17th May, the Year 4 Reading Gladiators welcomed Sue Durrant, author of ‘Little Bits of Sky’, and Caroline Bradley from Just Imagine to St. Mary’s for a special …
Challenge Win!The Year 4 Reading Gladiators were absolutely ecstatic to find out that they had won the Little Bits of Sky mini challenge. The story really struck a chord with the …
Hurricane in the spotlightWhile reading the brilliant picture book ‘Hurricane’ by David Wiesner, our Year 4 Reading Gladiators used a spotlight tool to focus on the detail in the illustrations and we learned …
Y4 Reading and West Berks
Y4 Essex (East)
Book reviewsWe read some Amazon reviews of Little Bits of Sky and tried writing our own. We found it easier to write about what we did enjoy compared to the parts …
Close upA close up of Isabelle’s poster.
Coming to EnglandIt was our final session on Coming to England today so we decided to create posters. We had great fun remembering important parts of Floella’s experience. Everyone loved the book …
Y4 Essex (South)
Tudor Court’s new bookOur Reading Gladiators at Tudor Court are looking forward to starting a new book over the Easter holiday!
Coming to EnglandHello from Giffards Primary! We have really enjoyed reading Coming to England and have just been creating our artwork for the mini challenge. We found so many quotes that summed …
Blogging on our VLEAt Stock C of E Primary we use our VLE, DB Primary, to blog and post our ideas and questions: