Y4 NORTH 2019/20

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

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  • Aubrey and the terrible ladybirds

    We are really enjoying our new book. We have discussed lots of exciting ideas about the characters using role on the wall.

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    Rachel Elvidge
    Rachel Elvidge 10th Mar 2020, 1:36pm
    This is such a great technique to help you think deeply about the characters. We can almost hear your discussion; you all look so engaged!
    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 12th Mar 2020, 9:41am
    We'd love to see some of your comments!
  • Submission by Leyburn Community Primary School

    Year 4 – Adder, Bluebell Poetry

    Y4 really enjoyed writing about all of the lost words. They used alliteration and other poetic techniques to write their poems.

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    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 24th Feb 2020, 11:52am
    Great use of alliteration in these poems and we particularly like the interactive element of 'The Lost Words'.
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    Nikita Hall 24th Feb 2020, 3:52pm
    'You have nice presentation and nice alliteration- Good luck! :) from Year 4 Chapel Street
  • Submission by Chapel Street Primary School

    Nature at its best

    The Year 4 Reading Gladiators enjoyed learning all about the missing words from the dictionary and understanding nature. Their favourite poem was the beetroot and imagined what it was like to covered in purple!
    Beetroot is purple, sweet and round
    it's life begins underground.
    Th gladiators enjoyed writing their poems and used their imagination well to construct their verse.Just be careful you don't get hit by a printer when the catkins are growing in winter!

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    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 24th Feb 2020, 11:48am
    Thank you for your poems Chapel Street. We will certainly look out for flying printers!
  • Submission by Chapel Street Primary School

    When we remember, when we dream

    The Reading Gladiators researched lots of history about Chapel Street Primary School. They had a look at photos and spoke to long serving members of staff (some of which were pupils at the school). The gladiators had a deep discussion about their memories and objects that would be important to lose if the school was to be submerged in water. Their mini challenge reflects the past as they painted a black and white picture of Chapel Street Primary School which was weaved in with their inspiration piece based on Levi Pinfold designs. The children created a literal woven piece and and a linear piece which incorporated the memories, history and their illustrative Pinfold image.

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    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 24th Feb 2020, 9:51am
    Wonderful to see work inspired by an illustrator. A very skillfully presented entry.
  • Submission by Leyburn Community Primary School

    Year 4 – Authors 4 Oceans Assembly

    Y4 Reading Gladiators have prepared and delivered an assembly about the work of authors4oceans. They worked really hard to create this presentation and some of them even made models and posters at home.

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    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 6th Dec 2019, 1:49pm
    Super work. Thank you for sending a recording of your assembly. You have worked so well as a group. I'm sure you have inspired others in your school to think carefully about plastic pollution and what they can do to help alleviate the problem.
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    Nikita Hall 17th Dec 2019, 10:23am
    Chapel Street Reading Gladiators said that your turtle was a lovely idea and very clever! Well done.
  • Submission by St Paul’s C Of E Primary School, Bury

    Save Our Seas!!

    We were really inspired by the story of The Dolphin Boys and created posters encouraging people NOT to use plastics that would cause damage to our seas or marine life.

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    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 6th Dec 2019, 1:46pm
    So glad this story inspired you to spread the anti-pollution message. Well done!
  • We love our new books!

    We wanted to say a big thank you for our new books for the library and new pencils. We enjoyed looking at everyone’s entries-they were very creative.

  • Submission by Edenthorpe Hall Academy

    Maudlin Map Mini-Challenge

    Hi Just Imagine,
    Edenthorpe Hall Year 4 Reading Gladiators have loved reading Treasure of the Golden Skull by Chris Priestley and could not wait to enter the first mini-challenge! They have re-created the map and added lots of details too with important questions but no answers! Our Gladiators have been learning pirate talk, following maps and searching for pieces of eight - they cannot wait to start reading the next book over the holidays. Thank you for a really enjoyable book to start the reading programme again.

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    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 8th Nov 2019, 3:28pm
    We are delighted that you have enjoyed the first book of the Reading Gladiators year. We love the use of collage and different lettering used to present your map. Great questions! Well done Gladiators!
  • Submission by Chapel Street Primary School

    3D Map of Maudlin Towers- Open if you dare!

    Year 4 children were really excited to explore the map and all the events that centred around the towers. They decided that to really demonstrate their ideas they wanted to create a 3D map where the reader can visualise the towers and surrounding areas. The children planned and sketched their map ideas, then created a model using newspaper and Mod Rock to create a solid terrain. The children explored and built 3D pieces that would help the readers understanding of events. Finally the children discussed and planned the annotation that would accompany the map, this included rhetorical questions. Would you like your teacher to be a pirate? What happened to Sponge and Mildew? Find out - If you dare!!

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  • Submission by Chapel Street Primary School

    3D Map of Maudlin Towers – Open if you dare!

    Year 4 children were really excited to explore the map and all the events that centred around the towers. They decided that to really demonstrate their ideas they wanted to create a 3D map where the reader can visualise the towers and surrounding areas. The children planned and sketched their map ideas, then created a model using newspaper and Mod Rock to create a solid terrain. The children explored and built 3D pieces that would help the readers understanding of events. Finally the children discussed and planned the annotation that would accompany the map, this included rhetorical questions. Would you like your teacher to be a pirate? What happened to Sponge and Mildew? Find out - If you dare!!

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    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 8th Nov 2019, 11:31am
    Goodness what a fantastic effort from thorough planning through to extending the task to a 3D map. Brilliant questions too! I wonder how many children would like their teacher to be a pirate?!
  • Submission by Leyburn Community Primary School

    Year 4 – Treasure of the Golden Skull Story Maps

    Our story maps from The Treasure of the Golden Skull by Chris Priestley

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    Comments

    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 8th Nov 2019, 11:17am
    We love the monochrome colour palette in keeping with the pen and ink illustrations in the book.
  • 3D Map of Maudlin Towers- Open if you dare!

    Year 4 are super excited to enter their first challenge of the year! From being covered in Mod rock and paint and dodging the falling pinnacles-they finally have a map they are proud to submit. Well done Year 4

  • St Paul’s Gladiators are go!!

    Our first Y4 Reading Gladiators club has happened and we are SO super excited about the club, the books, the lovely new notebooks and the treats!! Our biggest ever group of 10 children are certainly up for the challenge!! Go great Gladiators!!

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    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 1st Oct 2019, 3:02pm
    Your notebooks look very inviting and I love the fact that they colour match the first book jacket! We look forward to seeing some notes and ideas from your gladiators very soon.
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    Yvonne Moore 4th Oct 2019, 3:14pm
    Hello St Paul's. We read your blog as part of our first Gladiator session and want to let you know we are so envious of your fabulous notebooks! 8 eager readers from Academy 360 are raring to go. We were particularly captivated by the map and spent ages exploring it. We're looking forward to sharing ideas, activities and thoughts with other Year 4 pupils across the country and the world...
  • Let the challenge begin!

    Welcome year 4 Gladiators. The 2019-20 challenge is about to begin. We can’t wait to hear what you think about your new books.

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    Joanne Oldfield 14th Oct 2019, 3:17pm
    Ahoy, me hearties! Edenthorpe Hall Year 4 Gladiators are really enjoying Treasure of the Golden Skull. They have been learning pirate phrases and searching for pieces of eight! Shiver me timbers, ye be thinking they’re old salts not landlubbers! JOKE: What is a pirate’s favourite food? Arrrrrrtichokes!
    Rachel Elvidge
    Rachel Elvidge 17th Oct 2019, 11:13am
    Edenthorpe Hall sounds like the place to be! What fun you're having!