Y2 London

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

Updates

  • Author’s visit at St Matthias School!

    Thank you so much for sending Dianne Hofmeyr and Jane Ray to our school today. We had an excellent time!

    Comments

    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 13th Dec 2018, 5:31pm
    It sounds as if everyone had a fantastic time!
  • Submission by Eastbury Primary School

    Mini Challenge Freeze Frames

    We had lots of fun creating freeze frames of the key moments in the story!

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    Comments

    Sara Stanley 13th Dec 2018, 8:33am
    Wonderful stuff Eastbury Gladiators! We loved the scenes where you depicted them flying out of the wolf's mouth and the poor wolf howling at the moon! We think a career on the stage is not far away. Thank you for making us smile.
  • Glassmaker’s Daughter display

    Very proud of our mini challenge entry.

    Comments

    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 28th Nov 2018, 9:29am
    It is a wonderful display and I'm sure it will entice other members of the school ommunity to find out more. Well done Eastbury!
  • Glassmaker’s Daughter display

    Very proud of our mini challenge entry.

    Comments

    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 27th Nov 2018, 3:17pm
    And so you should be - it is stunning! You have clearly spent alt of time and effort recreating this beautiful scene and super to see your individual comments too. Thank you very much for sharing it with us.
  • Predicting the outcome

    November was off to a good start and our predictions for The Wolf, The Duck and the Mouse are now locked away. One of the group predicted that the wolf would gobble up the mouse at the beginning of the story but, as for the end, who knows!

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 21st Nov 2018, 4:20pm
    Ha Ha - we love a good mystery. Will you be surprised when you open your envelopes after you have finished reading the book? I wonder.
  • Just getting on board….

    Y2 Gladiators at Hallsville are loving their after-school club. The Glassmaker’s Daughter was a super book to start with, not only igniting the children’s interest but also involving family members as they discussed, at home, what happiness was. Sharing thoughts such as ‘Happiness is being loved by others’, ‘Happiness is a feeling you have, like butterflies in your stomach’, ‘Happiness is laughing with your children at silly things’ was a real joy.

    Our reading is being shared with others through our reading journey display. Each month will see updates and recommendations and across the year we’ll be able to follow our reading journey.

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 21st Nov 2018, 4:16pm
    Hello Hallsville Reading Gladiators. We are thrilled to see your work and to hear that you are sharing your reading with other children. Keep up the good work and let us know what you think of the next book.
  • Let us Illustrate!

    In Reading Gladiators we know the story so well now that we used the story circle to create beautiful illustrations to match each part of the 6 part story circle!

    Not only are we brilliant readers we are also FANTASTIC drawers!

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 19th Nov 2018, 4:18pm
    What super detailed drawings. You have looked closely at Jon Klassen's illustrations; your wolf has two eyes on the same side of his head exactly like Jon's. Good observation!
    Joanna Hodges 27th Nov 2018, 10:42am
    Eastbury Gladiators are very impressed with your art work! What an excellent illustration!
  • Bringing stories to life.

    In Reading Gladiators we know the story so well now that we used the story circle to create beautiful illustrations to match each part of the 6 part story circle!

    Not only are we brilliant readers we are also FANTASTIC drawers!

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 19th Nov 2018, 4:21pm
    We can tell that you are thinking carefully about what to put into this illustratiion. It was a strange request from the duck and the mouse, wasn't it? Did you think they had good reasons?
  • What are they talking about?

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 19th Nov 2018, 4:23pm
    Why do you think the duck wants to leave and the mouse wants to stay?
  • What are they talking about?

    In our Reading gladiator session we discussed what the characters might be talking about. We spoke about the story been a fiction book and how it could be as imaginative as we liked!

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 19th Nov 2018, 4:24pm
    The duck and mouse are really enjoying their party! I was very suprised when I read this part of the story. Were you?
  • Submission by St Matthias School

    St Matthias Reading Gladiators display!

    We are very excited to begin our Reading Gladiators journey! To share information about our club with the rest of the school, we have created a bright and colourful RG display that shows what Year 2 think of the club and shares our book of the month. We loved the illustrations in The Glassmaker's Daughter so we created our own images of the glass palace. On our display you can see artwork of the palace before, during and after it is smashed to SMITHEREENS! We look forward to updating our display each month and sharing our thoughts on all the wonderful RG books.

    Just Imagine comment: We thought the idea of incorporating your book display into a regular book of the month feature was a great way to encourage other children to read the book.

  • St Matthias making their glass palaces!

    Today in Reading Gladiators we drew our own glass palaces. Some children chose to draw them when it was first created, others chose to re-create the moment when it fell to SMITHEREENS!

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 18th Oct 2018, 5:26pm
    It's a challenge to draw a glass palace. Did you notice how Jane Ray painted the palace so that you could see it was made of glass? I think it took her a while to work out how she could do it.
    Gemma Crozier 1st Nov 2018, 3:48pm
    It is a challenge for us but we're not giving up! We are going to use our pictures to make our Reading Gladiators display to enter the mini challenge!
  • Debate Debate

    Yesterday we finished reading The Glassmaker’s Daughter. We looked at a range of different statements and we discussed if we agreed or disagreed with them. There was lots of interesting debate.

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 19th Nov 2018, 5:09pm
    Oo, I am very interested in the ones you couldn't decide. I wonder what you were thinking about when you decided to put 'Smiling makes you feel happy' in the undecided column?
  • Gloomy vs Smiling

    After we read the story ‘The Glassmakers Daughter’ we looked into mirrors to see how we would look if we were to be grumpy like the glassmakers daughter. Then we smiled into the mirror like the glassmakers daughter did to see how much better we would look 🙂

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 8th Oct 2018, 9:29pm
    What a great idea! I definitely think smiling looks better.
    Sara Stanley 9th Oct 2018, 8:55am
    me too!!! although I wonder what makes is a smile ? does a smile always mean happiness? What made Daniela's smile special?
  • And we are off!!!

    Today I worked with 10 very excited children as we started our Reading Gladiator journey! We loved receiving our first text of the year!

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 8th Oct 2018, 9:31pm
    Hello Altmore Infants1 Glad to have you with us for this year's journey. We can't wait to find out what you think about your new books. Happy reading everyone.
    Sara Stanley 9th Oct 2018, 8:57am
    Wow! don't let that giant mouth eat your books before you have read them. Please keep us updated.
  • Hello from Eastbury!

    Hello Reading Gladiators!
    We are very excited to be taking part at Eastbury and are already enjoying The Glassmaker’s Daughter!

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 25th Sep 2018, 7:00pm
    Hello Eastbury Gladiators! You look like a very cheerful and enthusiastic group of readers. We look forward to hearing what you think about the books.
    Sara Stanley 2nd Oct 2018, 12:36pm
    Hi! Lovely to meet you Eastbury Gladiators. Can't wait to see what you have been up to so far.
  • Let the challenge begin!

    Hello to all Year 2 Reading Gladiators in London.  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.