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  • Phoenix is the IVJS Favourite

    Wow! We are totally hooked by Phoenix. This novel has everything: twists, turns, fantastic imagery, a roller coaster of emotions and action packed cliff hangers. As you can see we have been using our Reading Journals to write down our thoughts, opinions, questions for group discussion and our illustrations of the events and the amazing characters. Phoenix is now our favourite book out of the Reading Gladiator selection – you definitely saved the best for last!


    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 25th May 2018, 5:16pm
    It is a stunning book. Very moving, too. I’m not sure how far on you are but I’m sure you will have some interesting points of view to share at the end.
  • Poetry Bombing at IVJS

    Although our official World Book Day celebrations were cancelled due to snow, we managed to reschedule the event this week and our Reading Gladiators Poetry Bombed the whole school!


    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 18th Mar 2018, 3:27pm
    I love a good Poetry bomb. Send us a video if you have one and we can add it to the Just Imagine Vimeo channel.
  • A Story Like The Wind

    Iver Village Junior School, Year 6 Reading Gladiators, found this book deeply moving and thought provoking. We all felt that the story touched our hearts and encouraged us think about the plight of others. We hope you enjoy our retelling of the story in the Radio Adaptation Mini Challenge.


    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 26th Jan 2018, 4:40pm
    Hello Iver Village Gladiators! We are excited to listen to your radio adaptation of this remarkable book.
  • Line of Fire

    The Year 6 Reading Gladiators at Iver Village Junior School were surprised by how much they enjoyed this book. We had some very in depth discussions and lots of fun being illustrators!


    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 5th Jan 2018, 2:17am
    Super artwork, Iver Village Gladiators. You have really captured the style and tone of Barroux' illustration in these pictures.
    Rachel Bjorck 26th Jan 2018, 4:37pm
    Thank you very much. We are really pleased you enjoyed our illustrations. We are now enjoying 'A Story Like the Wind'.
  • Children of the King Mini Challenge

    We are a little behind on our challenges!
    The Reading Gladiators felt that ‘power’ was the underlying theme in the book. Each of the letters show different ways in which power is exerted – powerful words, symbols of power, powerful people, power through war and peace, powerful weather and power through religion.

  • Children in Need

    Roselands Primary sent this photograph of themselves enjoying Pax on Children in Need Day


    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 24th Nov 2017, 6:26pm
    We love a good costume! Hope you had a good day. Did you raise some money for Children in Need?
  • 2017 – 2018 Challenges

    The 2016 – 17 challenges are now finished and we are enrolling schools for 2017-18. Why not join us?