Y2 West Midlands

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

Updates

  • Henley Green Primary School – Year 2

    As you can see from our wide grins, we were thrilled to be awarded the runners-up prize in The Glassmaker’s Daughter mini-challenge!

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 19th Nov 2018, 3:57pm
    Well done! Lovely work from all of you.
  • Submission by Henley Green Primary School

    Henley Green Primary School – The Glassmaker’s Daughter Display

    Our Reading Gladiators have created eye-catching and persuasive displays to encourage other children in the school to read The Glassmaker's Daughter, which they all loved!

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    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 6th Nov 2018, 5:35pm
    Hello Henley Green Gladiators! I was very impressed when I say your displays this week. I am sure your displays are going to encourage a lot of other childre to read the books. Well done.
    Tom Etheridge 19th Nov 2018, 11:31am
    "We really like how you have written lots of information about the characters. We also love all your drawings!" From the Year 2 St Matthew's Reading Gladiators.
    Jacquie Turner 19th Nov 2018, 3:32pm
    Thank you!
  • Guess who’s come to lunch?

    Year 2 and Y4 Reading Gladiators welcome author, A F Harrold and NIkki Gamble to a slap-up lunch at Henley Green, followed by a brilliant presentation by A F real treat.

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    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 6th Nov 2018, 10:27am
    What amazing hospitality! FOOD HEAVEN! We loved meeting you all.
  • Submission by St Matthew’s C of E Primary, Birmingham

    St Matthew’s Reading Ambassadors

    We loved reading 'The Glassmaker's Daughter' so much, we created a poster to capture our predictions, discussions with family members, and favourite new words. We've shared our work with the rest of Year 2, who can't wait to have a look at this excellent book for themselves!

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    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 6th Nov 2018, 1:39pm
    Just Imagine comment: Hello St Matthews Reading Gladitors. What a great picture. You look as though you have really enjoyed this book and it's wonderful to see that poster tha shows all the things that you have been doing. We are sure that the other children in your class will enjoy reading the book now.
  • What colours mean to us!

    In our first session about Wed Wabbit, we began by thinking about our favourite colours and what they make us think of. We built mindmaps of objects, places and feelings that we imagine when we see these colours. To end the session this week, we read the first few pages and were quick to realise that the dictator figure was not quite what we were expecting!

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 5th Nov 2018, 6:53pm
    It's interesting that the colour red can mean so many different things. Sometimes we think about it negatively (anger, danger) and sometimes positively (love, or luck in China). I think my favourite colour is green, which can be used to refer to the environment, or to jealousy. Do you think colours are going to be important in this story?
  • St Matthew’s Reading Ambassadors

    We’ve loved getting to know ‘The Glassmaker’s Daughter’ so much that we’ve created a poster to share our thoughts with the rest of the class. They’ve been so captivated by our research about Venice, our predictions about Daniela, and our favourite new words that they’ve been queueing up to borrow the book for themselves!

    Comments

    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 31st Oct 2018, 11:43am
    This is stunning work St Matthew's. We are so impressed here at all you've done and love the way you've summarised your learning in your poster. This is a wonderful way of recording your reading journey - well done.
    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 1st Nov 2018, 4:53pm
    Hello St Matthews! I hope you will show me your poster when I visit your school next week.
  • Henley Green Gladiators

    Our enthusiastic and thoughtful Year 2 Reading Gladiators are loving their first book The Glassmaker’s Daughter.

    Comments

    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 8th Oct 2018, 10:52am
    What a lovely picture! Being both enthusiastic and thoughtful I think this group will gain a lot from being Reading Gladiators. We will enjoy watching your journey this year.
    Sara Stanley 9th Oct 2018, 8:52am
    Wonderful! and look at your wonderful reading carpet. I wonder what Venice looks like on a map and the different journeys all the entertainers had to make to get to Daniela's Palace?
  • Booktalk at St Matthew’s

    Year 2 enjoying some some library time and getting stuck into a rich discussion about ‘The Glassmaker’s Daughter’. First impressions shared: we can’t wait to see where the year takes us!

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 3rd Oct 2018, 11:04pm
    It’s the start of an exciting journey. I like the look of your cosy reading space.
    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 4th Oct 2018, 12:26pm
    Always delighted to see children enjoying Library time! It's national Libraries Week next week, so hopefully your Library will be buzzing with even more activity than usual.
  • Let the challenge begin!

    Hello to all Year 2  Reading Gladiators in the West Midlands.  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.