Y2 WEST 2019/20

Welcome to the 2019-20 Reading Gladiators™ challenges. Let the reading begin!

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  • Detective Gordon-Role on the wall (Bridge Learning Campus, Bristol)

    Alfie labelled his toad with as many pieces of information as he could. It shows clearly that ( as Alfie’s read up to Chapter 11) he has a very good understanding of the character Detective Gordon.

    Comments

    Rachel Elvidge
    Rachel Elvidge 21st Nov 2019, 12:47pm
    What a lot of information Alfie has gathered from his reading about Detective Gordon. How clever to infer that he is rather unfit!
  • Ava’s visualisation-Bridge Learning Campus, Bristol

    Ava drew her idea of what the police station would have looked like. As you can see, some of the children saw things in a similar way. Well done Ava!

    Comments

    Rachel Elvidge
    Rachel Elvidge 21st Nov 2019, 10:13am
    Well done Ava. It is interesting to notice the similarities and differences in how we see things.
  • Alfie’s visualisation-Bridge Learning Campus, Bristol

    Alfie drew his visualisation of the police station for homework.He used the information from the passage to inform his drawing.Stunning work Alfie!

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    Rachel Elvidge
    Rachel Elvidge 21st Nov 2019, 10:14am
    Well done Alfie. I very much approve of the tea making facilities! They are what I like imagining too!
  • A Detective Gordon Story-The First Case (Bridge Learning Campus, Bristol)

    Skyla started her visualisation of the Police Station. We all thought Skyla’s 3D glass cabinet with a pistol and baton was brilliant! The prison bars are thick and would make sure that the public are safe. Skyla said that the three cake tins in the middle of the room enable the Chief of Police to eat whilst drinking cups of tea ( helping him to solve the case of the: Missing Nuts).

    Comments

    Rachel Elvidge
    Rachel Elvidge 14th Nov 2019, 9:18am
    The way you have shaded those bars certainly makes them look thick and strong. I don't think anyone could escape through them!
  • The First Case:A Detective Gordon Story Visualisation (Bridge Learning Campus, Bristol)

    Amelia drew her visualisation of the Police Station.We loved the tea making area in the kitchen where Amelia said that the Chief of Police could make his cups to tea to keep him awake. Beautiful work Amelia!

    Comments

    Rachel Elvidge
    Rachel Elvidge 14th Nov 2019, 9:16am
    I am interested in investigating those very large cake tins!
  • Year 2 -A Detective Gordon Story-The First Case: Visualisation of the Police Station (Bridge Learning Campus)

    This annotated/labelled drawing is Theo’s visualisation of the Police Station. We particularly like the Chief of Police laying down in his bedroom at the Police Station. A very happy looking toad!

    Comments

    Rachel Elvidge
    Rachel Elvidge 14th Nov 2019, 9:13am
    Super work, Theo!
  • Submission by Bridge Learning Campus

    Mrs Noah’s Pockets mini-challenge-Year 2 Bridge Learning Campus, BRistol

    A wonderful group collaboration to create patchwork squares to cover Mrs Noah's cloak.The children used all different types of mark-making skills, patterns and colours to produce and outfit for Mrs Noah. They made 3D pockets out of the same patchwork squares and filled them with troublesome creatures just waiting to be set free.

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    Comments

    Rachel Elvidge
    Rachel Elvidge 8th Nov 2019, 10:56am
    How absolutely stunning. I am sure this impressive piece of artwork has pride of place in your school.
  • Mythico Woods-Bridge Learning Campus, Bristol

    Ava drew a beautiful map of the mysterious woods, indicating where creatures might be found. She thought carefully about the habitats that each creature might live in.

    Comments

    Rachel Elvidge
    Rachel Elvidge 7th Oct 2019, 2:22pm
    What beautiful creatures. I love the troublesome creatures in the book. Which one would you have rescued, Ava?
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    Suzanne Milsome 20th Oct 2019, 5:50pm
    Ava said all of them!
    Rachel Elvidge
    Rachel Elvidge 24th Oct 2019, 1:36pm
    What a kind girl you are, Ava! I hope you have lots of pockets! :D
  • Design a place of Safety-Bridge Learning Campus, Bristol

    Ava decided to create a Stilt house. The idea being that in an emergency the house would be raised on stilts to prevent it from flooding.

    Comments

    Rachel Elvidge
    Rachel Elvidge 7th Oct 2019, 2:20pm
    This reminds me of a beach hut, Ava! What a great idea to ensure you keep above the flood!
  • Design a place of safety -Bridge Learning Campus, Bristol

    Alfie drew a design for a flood proof home.
    He used ‘floaties’ which he said were recycled materials that would keep the home afloat.

    Comments

    Rachel Elvidge
    Rachel Elvidge 7th Oct 2019, 2:19pm
    I think this floating house would be fun to live in! How would you stop it floating away? Or would you embrace the adventure?
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    Suzanne Milsome 22nd Oct 2019, 7:49am
    Alfie said that he would love to have an adventure wherever the floating house took him.
  • Mr and Mrs Noah’s characteristics-Bridge Learning Campus,Bristol

    Skylar was able to draw visual representations of Mr Noah and Mrs Noah. Skylar sorted characteristics for each of the main characters in the story.

    Comments

    Rachel Elvidge
    Rachel Elvidge 7th Oct 2019, 2:18pm
    Wow, what amazing vocabulary! I particularly like how Skylar has thought about Mr and Mrs Noah's similarities, as well as their differences.
  • Skylar’s design for a flood proof home (Bridge Learning Campus, Bristol).

    Skylar designed a raft to slide your home onto in the event of a flood. The platform would be held afloat using large aluminium cans.

    Comments

    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 28th Sep 2019, 7:42am
    What an ingenious idea Skylar! I think this would be very useful.
    Rachel Elvidge
    Rachel Elvidge 3rd Oct 2019, 9:11am
    What a great idea!
  • Enya’s design for a flood proof home ( Bridge Learning Campus, Bristol)

    Enya designed a place of safety in the event of a flood. Now she needs to think about the materials she would use to make her floating home.

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    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 28th Sep 2019, 7:41am
    This looks like a very safe place Enya. Can't wait to see what you choose to make it from!
  • Skylar’s Flower horn creature (Bridge Learning Campus, Bristol)

    Skylar’s troublesome creature has lots of flowers and stripes.It has two tiger legs and two dragon legs. I love the idea of it blowing lots of bubbles too. Wouldn’t that look interesting in Mythico Wood!

    Comments

    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 28th Sep 2019, 7:33am
    What an imaginative group if year twos! I love the bubble blowing idea.
  • Alfie’s Flying dog is a most troublesome creature! (Bridge Learning Campus, Bristol.)

    Alfie’s creature has spiky wings and a horn just like a Unicorn’s.

    Comments

    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 28th Sep 2019, 7:31am
    Imagine if dogs could fly! It might be useful in a flood. Fantastic work Alfie.
  • Ava’s mythical creature-Biggy (Bridge Learning Campus, Bristol)

    Ava thought of her own mythical, troublesome creature for the story; Mrs Noah’s Pockets. I love the fact that Ava ‘s creature has the body, tail and back legs of a lion, the wings of an eagle, the head of a human and a horn like a unicorn’s.
    Very imaginative Ava.

    Comments

    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 28th Sep 2019, 7:30am
    I love this Ava! I wonder what Mrs Noah would make of your creature?
    Rachel Elvidge
    Rachel Elvidge 3rd Oct 2019, 9:16am
    I wonder what mischief Biggy might get up to!
  • Lily I love your wonderful Reading Gladiator helmet! Bridge Learning Campus, Bristol.

    The overall winner of our Year 2 Reading Gladiator helmet competition.
    We are ready for battle!

    Comments

    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 28th Sep 2019, 7:25am
    A dazzling helmet!
  • Smiles all round from our Year 2 Reading Gladiators-Bridge learning Campus, Bristol

    Fantastic work children. Thank you for bringing in such creative helmets.

    Comments

    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 28th Sep 2019, 7:23am
    Amazing work Year 2!
  • Theo’s creative Gladiator helmet-Bridge Learning Campus, Bristol

    Another lovely colourful Reading Gladiator helmet. Well done children!

    Comments

    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 28th Sep 2019, 7:23am
    Fantastic work!
  • Skylar’s colourful Reading Gladiator helmet-Bridge Learning Campus, Bristol

    A winning Reading Gladiator helmet with the highest amount of votes in our class.

    Comments

    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 28th Sep 2019, 7:22am
    What beautiful bold colours! I can see why it got so many votes - well done!
  • Jules made a fabulous Reading Gladiators helmet-Bridge Learning Campus, Bristol

    Well done Jules for creating a brilliant Gladiator helmet.

    Comments

    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 28th Sep 2019, 7:20am
    Wow - a fabulous helmet Jules!
  • Let the Challenge Begin!

    Welcome year 2 Gladiators. The 2019-20 challenge is about to begin. We can’t wait to hear what you think about your new books.

  • Bridge Learning Campus-Mrs Noah’s Pockets

    Today Ava and the rest of the Reading Gladiators were imagining that a giant flood had been predicted.They had to think about what they would save on planet Earth. There were some lovely ideas as you can see.
    Today we also started to talk about the effects of Climate change.We know that the changing climate will make our weather more extreme and unpredictable. Sadly,it’s already having a devastating effect on Earth.

    Comments

    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 27th Sep 2019, 11:39am
    Fantastic ideas and yes this story has so much relevance today.
  • Bridge Learning Campus Year 2 Reading Gladiators

    The Year Two children are so excited to have been chosen as Reading Gladiators. Welcome to: Enya, Noel, Ava, Brooke-Sammi , Jules, Amelia, Skyla ,Lilly and Theo!
    Our homework this week is to make a Reading Gladiator helmet at home.
    I’m really looking forward to seeing some imaginative designs.
    What a beautiful book to start our sessions with: Mrs Noah’s Pockets by Jackie Morris and James Mayhew.

    Comments

    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 13th Sep 2019, 3:44pm
    Wow! I can tell you are going to be an amazing group of Gladiators! I think you may be the first to post so well done for being so quick of the mark and what a treat to see your smiling faces on a Friday afternoon. Good luck with the helmets. We cannot wait to see them :)