Y4 North West

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


  • Wed Wabbit

    We just love this book! The children think it is fantastic. In their own words “we are gripped”! We think the title is hilarious and it always makes us smile to say ‘Wed Wabbit’. We laughed today about the King and his rhyming with made up words! The children love making notes in their journals. What a fantastic group of readers 🙂


    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 19th Nov 2018, 3:45pm
    Hi St Luke's we are delighted to hear that you are enjoying Wed Wabbit so much. We all need a good laugh from time to time. Happy Reading everyone!
  • Introducing Wed Wabbit

    We can’t wait to find out more about Fidge, Minnie,Wed Wabbit and the Wimbley Woos in our new book!


    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 6th Nov 2018, 7:59pm
    We hope you enjoy the book as much as we did!
  • Submission by Kearsley West Primary and Nursery School

    Angelic and Non-angelic Traits!

    At Kearsley West Primary school we have just started Reading Gladiators in Year 4 and we are loving it so far! We have made a list of angelic traits and are recording any non-angelic traits that Angelino demonstrates!

    Download the file


    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 6th Nov 2018, 5:29pm
    Hi Kearsley West Gladiators! Great to see you. We found this with the mini-challenge submissions. You can post regular updates using the Manage Updates button and then send mini-challenge entries using the Submissions button. we look forward to hearing more from you.
  • Submission by St Luke’s C of E Primary School, Bury

    Our Dreams

    Year 4 Reading Gladiators worked together to create this montage of their dreams and aspirations. They used laptops to find images, wrote short descriptions and produced illustrations. Some interesting and varied dreams!

    The children have loved the text so far.

    Download the file


    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 6th Nov 2018, 11:49am
    Just Imagine comment: what an aspirational group of Gladiators.
  • Submission by St Paul’s C Of E Primary School, Bury

    St Paul’s CE Bury – A World of Pure Imagination

    As a group, we talked about imagination. The title, A World of Pure Imagination, made us think of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!
    We each chose something from our imaginations to create and put them together to create our world!

    Just Imagine comment: hello St Paul's, Bury. There were so many things that we liked about your artwork. The 3D cake was a great idea (it made us a bit hungry!). And that black spider loomed large and did a good job of representing the fearful side of the imagination.

    The artist Picasso once said, 'Everything you can imagine is real'. Do you agree? Perhaps you could discuss this with your teacher?

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  • Submission by Sedgley Park Community Primary School

    Ms Monteverdi’s Art Class

    Our Y4 gladiators have created this montage inspired by Ms Monteverdi's art class. We thought about her advice 'draw with the soul, bring the image from your blood and bones.'

    Just Imagine comment: Your individual works of art combine very well to create a dramatic impact. The quotation that you have chosen is very apposite for the theme of the display.

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  • St Paul’s Gladiators

    Our Y4 Gladiators are loving Reading Gladiators! They are super enthusiastic and enjoying our first book!


    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 28th Oct 2018, 1:45pm
    Hi St Paul's, Bury. Delighted to see you out in the sunshine and pleased to hear that you are enjoying Angelino Brown. We look forward to hearing more from you as you travel further on your reading journey.
  • St Joseph’s Year 4 Reading Gladiators- The Tale of Angelino Brown

    Year 4 reading extracts from their books to make comparisons between the story and real life.


    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 24th Oct 2018, 7:17am
    Hello St Joseph's Ramsbottom. You look as though you are concentrating hard on your reading. We hope you are enjoying the book.
    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 24th Oct 2018, 1:58pm
    Love the angel's eye-view camera angle!!
  • What will happen to Angelino?

    We have predicted what might happen next to Angelino!


    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 16th Oct 2018, 10:39pm
    Hello Sedgley Park Gladiators! I wonder what clues you used to help you make these predictions/
    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 24th Oct 2018, 1:27pm
    Very perceptive Sedgley Park! I think there are some super seeds for alternative endings here.
  • Introducing St Joseph and St Bede’s Reading Gladiators

    Hello everyone from a very sunny Bury! We are really looking forward to reading all about Angelino Brown. The first chapter had us in hysterics!

    Bye for now, catch up soon.


    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 11th Oct 2018, 11:33am
    Hello St Joseph and St Bede. Delighted to meet you. We are excited to hear more from you throughout the year. Happy Reading!
    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 16th Oct 2018, 3:46pm
    I'm sure it did. All that burping and farting! I wonder what other emotions you will feel as you progress through the story?
  • Character descriptors

    We have been making notes about some of the characters that Angelino has met so far!


    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 8th Oct 2018, 10:21pm
    Hello Sedgley Park Gladiators! You've spoted some key characterisitcs here. Can you anticpate the roles that these characters will play in the story? I wonder if any of them will surprise us. Enjoy the book!
  • What’s a Bloke?

    We discussed the term ‘bloke’ and what it meant to us as ‘northerners’ from Bolton.


    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 3rd Oct 2018, 4:41pm
    Interesting thoughts! I wonder what Gladiators around the country think...
    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 4th Oct 2018, 12:28pm
    I wonder what our gladiators in the South think? Originally 'bloke' was recorded as a London slang term.
  • What makes an Angel?

    In our second session, we discussed what kind of traits we would expect from an angel. We then wrote down all the actions that Angelino had done so far that we thought were definitely not angelic! 🙂


    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 4th Oct 2018, 12:29pm
    Very interesting to see your 'angelic traits' list. I wonder what other groups think?
  • Our First Session!

    We had a great first session last week and really enjoyed starting the text!


    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 4th Oct 2018, 12:32pm
    Good to hear Kearsley West! How about kicking back those chairs for one session and having your discussion on the floor!
  • What does an angel look like?

    We had a great session drawing and talking about angels. The Reading Gladiators at WCPS are so excited about the year ahead!


    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 25th Sep 2018, 6:58pm
    Hello Whitefield Gladiators! We are loving your angels in the Reading Gladiator office. We are interested to find out if the angel in Angelina Brown looks like your pictures.
    Rebecca Todd 27th Sep 2018, 9:26am
    Looks fantastic, and the gave the children at Kearsley West some great ideas! Thanks for updating!
    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 27th Sep 2018, 10:58am
    Thank you for commenting, Rebecca. We look forward to hearing how your group are doing. Happy Reading!
    Beth Burrows 1st Oct 2018, 3:43pm
    Frederick Bird Gladiators thought that these drawings were really good but might be improved with some glitter so we have persuaded our teacher to let us use glitter on our attempts!
    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 1st Oct 2018, 4:14pm
    HeeHeee Good persuasive techniques.
  • Let the challenge begin!

    Hello to all Year 4  Reading Gladiators in the North-west.  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.