There are schools in this group:
- Mountbatten Primary School
- Riverside Primary School, Livingston
- Dallow Primary School
- Gallions Mount Primary School
- Whitchurch Primary School & Nursery, Stanmore
- Pakefield Primary School
- Carlton Colville Primary School
- Faringdon Academy, Sunderland
- Academy 360
- Leedon Lower School
- The Bellbird Primary School
- Summerville Primary School
- Caldicotes Primary Academy
- Belle Vale Community Primary School, Liverpool
- Bishop Parker
- Cherry Lane Primary School
Word of Mouse Poster
Ashley and Oscar present Y4 Reading Gladiators’ poster. The children found their favourite quotes from the book and illustrated them.
Submission by The Bellbird Primary School
The Bellbird Reading Gladiators’ Reading Challenge for ‘Little Bits of Sky’
The Boy, the Bird and the Coffin Maker
Submission by Academy 360
Coming to England
Academy 360 Gladiators chose to capture Floella's story through pictures and captions, using pastels and paint.
We would like to know…
These are the questions we would like to ask Lisa Thompson now that we have finished Goldfish Boy
Submission by Belle Vale Community Primary School, Liverpool
Belle Vale Primary School Y4 Malkin Moonlight Mini Challenge
In Y4 we have thoroughly enjoyed reading Malkin Moonlight. We created a very large map depicting some of the key moment in Malkin's life: being given his name by the moon, meeting Roux, battling the mink, saving the swan, the pub being sold, proposing and marrying Roux, then finally realising she has been taken away! Each of us chose a quote we thought summed up Malkin's feeling at each point in the story. Thinking about Malkin's 'sixth sense' we also chose colours that we felt matched Malkin's emotions such as love, pain, anger and confusion.
Submission by The Bellbird Primary School
The Bellbird Primary School – Word of Mouse Challenge 1
The year 4 Reading Gladiators at The Bellbird have thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and discussing the meaning of the various quotes.
The Wild Swans update Carlton Colville Primary Year 4
The Year 4 Reading Gladiators at Carlton Colville Primary have loved reading The Wild Swans, a book which has sparked all sorts of discussions! The author’s use of language has been commented on many times, as it sounds quite different to what we’re used to reading with modern texts. Words such as hymnal had us all debating, so did the idea that toads could be used to make someone less ‘virtuous’. In the picture, you can see the Gladiators considering words to describe Elisa’s character. The liveliest debate so far in the Gladiator journey was started when the challenge was set to order these words from most important to least important to the story. There was a lot of reasoning in the room while each of the Gladiators took it in turns to try to persuade the group to agree with what they thought. Thanks to some compromising, we managed to agree to an order in the end, but it was a task which could have been debated all week!
Carlton Colville Primary Year 4 Little Bits of Sky Update
Carlton Colville Primary’s Year 4 Reading Gladiators have had so much to discuss with their latest book, ‘Little Bits of Sky’. They have loved going on a journey with Ira and seeing the world from a different point of view. Whilst they have felt like they’ve been on ‘an emotional roller coaster’, they are mature enough to realise that that’s what a great story does and they had faith in S.E. Durrant that it would all be okay in the end! Here they are making a start on their memory book mini-challenge, which is looking to be a detailed and thoughtful team effort.
Malkin Moonlight at The Bellbird
The Reading Gladiators loved reading this book and were keen to complete the challenge. One of the children is very keen on origami so the group decided to create a cat collage. When our local MP, Heidi Allen, came to open our new school library the Gladiators were able to share some of their work with her.
A close up of our cat collage
This is Roux and Malkin in origami form.
The Bellbird Reading Gladiators
We had our first session with Little Bits of Sky. The group were very engaged with the design of the front cover and were making lots of sensible predictions about the text. It was great to have Vicky from Just Imagine joining in with our discussion.
31st January 2018
Our Top Trumps Cards
We were inspired to think about our qualities and attributes after reading the mouse facts in the blog and created these Top Trumps cards all about us!
Griffydam’s Y4 Gladiators!
Our Y4 Gladiators are ready for the challenge! We all love reading and can’t wait to delve into some new books this year!