Y4 WEST 2019/20

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

Updates

  • Submission by Wansdyke Primary School

    Z to A

    Cherries Reading Gladiators decided to work through the poem backwards and see what narative might unfold. It was quite interesting giving it a rhyming twist!

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    Comments

    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 24th Feb 2020, 12:11pm
    A very cleverly structured narrative. This poem was a pleasure to read. Well done!
  • Submission by St Gregory the Great, Oxford

    Our poems inspired by Adder, Bluebell, Lobster

    We enjoyed talking about the different types of poem and writing our own.

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    Comments

    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 24th Feb 2020, 10:55am
    Some talented poets here! Great use of a variety of poetic techniques in these poems including 'lost' words. Well done.
  • Submission by Bridge Learning Campus

    The words we lost!

    Yr 4 used all the lost words in the book, to create a wonderful poem. This term has truly allowed yr4 to use their imagination and think outside the box. They've learnt about the different styles of poems and how valuable words are. Adder, Bluebell Lobster has been absolutely inspiration for all.

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    Comments

    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 24th Feb 2020, 10:50am
    We are so glad you were inspired by this title. Well done for using all the words in your poem too!
  • Submission by Wansdyke Primary School

    Wansdyke Cherries Class Presentation

    We looked at the website and got inspired to create poems and posters. We then chose to share this with our class so that they could learn more about the issues in the book.

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    Comments

    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 6th Dec 2019, 1:45pm
    Excellent work. We hope these beautiful posters are on display throughout your school spreading the 'save our oceans' message.
  • Illustration Competition

    Isabelle illustrated the “Song of the Dolphin Boy” poem for our illustration competition.
    Lovely work Isabelle!

  • Illustration Competition

    A mystery Gladiator that wishes to remain anonymous illustrated the “Song of the Dolphin Boy” poem for our illustration competition. 🙂
    Whoever you are, you did a super job!

  • Illustration competition

    Lian illustrated the “Song of the Dolphin Boy” poem for our illustration competition.
    Good job Lian!

  • Illustration competition

    Stanley illustrated the “Song of the Dolphin Boy” poem for our illustration competition.
    Great work Stanley!

  • Today’s T-diagram activity-Bridge Learning Campus, Bristol

    Chapter 4 of The Song of the Dolphin Boy opens with Finn’s fall into the sea and his responses to what happens in the water. We re-read pages 40-49 focusing on the language to show Finn’s changing feelings. Naila tried so hard to use the T-diagram to write down quotes that proved Finn’s panic and uncertainty, also to show Finn’s feelings of belonging.
    Super work Naila!

    Comments

    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 15th Nov 2019, 4:57pm
    I second that 'Super duper work Naila!'
  • Song of the Dolphin Boy-Page 2 Bridge Learning Campus,Bristol

    Page two of Naila’s interpretation of the poem at the beginning of the story. Some really lovely ideas including where Naila said that the fisherman’s wife was called back to the sea as a dolphin. Naila thought it was really upsetting that the wife had left her child on the shore.

  • Song of the Dolphin Boy- Pictures summarising each verse of the poem-initial responses:Bridge Learning Campus

    At the beginning of Song of the Dolphin Boy there is a poem and each child drew what they thought was happening in each verse. Naila captured some imaginative ideas. (Page 1)

  • Song of the Dolphin Boy-Bridge Learning Campus

    Rhys was able to use the central circle to write information about dolphins that he knew already. The rectangle houses the gleaned information.
    Well done Rhys!

  • Song of the Dolphin Boy by Elizabeth Laid- Bridge Learning Campus, Bristol

    A completed Circle map showing the initial knowledge of the children in the circle, then the rectangle has the gleaned information.
    Well done Adela!

  • Submission by Wansdyke Primary School

    Wansdyke Treasure of the Golden Skull

    We created a large poster so the class can all read about the book and borrow the books. We have put each page in a powerpoint, so each area can be read. We originally wanted a book but we preferred the bigger format!

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    Comments

    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 8th Nov 2019, 12:14pm
    Superb group effort Wansdyke Gladiators and thank you for submitting the detail in the slides. I am sure you have inspired others to read this story with all your interesting questions.
  • Pirate pictures

    Isabelle enjoyed the book so much she wanted to illustrate some other aspects of the novel.

    Comments

    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 8th Nov 2019, 11:41am
    How impressive that you have gone above and beyond what was asked Isabelle! Well done.
  • The Treasure of the Golden Skull

    We have some talented illustrators on our Gladiators team! Here’s Jessie with her story map.

    Comments

    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 8th Nov 2019, 11:37am
    Lovely work Jessie.
  • The Treasure of the Golden Skull

    We have some talented illustrators on our Gladiators team! Here’s Isabelle working on her story map.

    Comments

    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 8th Nov 2019, 11:36am
    Great work Isabelle!
  • The Treasure of the Golden Skull – story map

    We have some talented illustrators on our Gladiators team! Here’s Lara with her story map.

    Comments

    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 8th Nov 2019, 11:35am
    Lovely work Lara.
  • Submission by Whitley Park Primary and Nursery School

    Map of Maudlin

    the reading gladiators at Whitley Park created a map of maudlin. they each worked on different sections and added them together to build the final map!

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    Comments

    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 8th Nov 2019, 11:34am
    Thank you for your entry Whitley Park. Mildew and Sponge look great!
  • The Treasure of the Golden Skull

    We have some talented illustrators on our Gladiators team! Here’s Abigail with her story map.

    Comments

    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 8th Nov 2019, 11:12am
    Fantastic work Abigail!
  • The Treasure of the Golden Skull – story map

    We have some talented illustrators on our Gladiators team! Here’s Bea with her story map.

    Comments

    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 8th Nov 2019, 11:11am
    Fantastic work Bea!
  • Submission by Bridge Learning Campus

    Maudlin Towers annotated map-Bridge Learning Campus, Bristol

    Two examples of the Maudlin Towers map. Tayla and Phoebe tried really hard to create a Maudlin Towers map with labels and annotations. The other map is a group collective where the children collated information to put onto the maps, they wrote this down and then this was typed up to put onto the map. Maudlin Towers school and Lower Maudlin was drawn by Adela and Naila. Rhys drew Maudlin Mere.The rest of the RG's contributed either through annotations or by drawing aspects of the map.

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    Comments

    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 8th Nov 2019, 11:00am
    Good annotations of the different features of Maudlin. I wonder if the school will be saved by the unlikely heroes Mildew and Sponge? Make sure you keep the answer a secret from others who would like to read this book.
  • Come and have a read

    We’re encouraging everyone else to read it now!

    Comments

    Rachel Elvidge
    Rachel Elvidge 7th Nov 2019, 11:12am
    Fantastic! Great Gladiators spread the word about what they have read and shares the enthusiasm! Well done, Wansdyke Primary!
  • Filton Avenue Lockleaze Road annotated Story Map submission

    We didn’t realise we were only able to make one submission for The Treasure of the Golden Skull Challenge. Our two Reading Gladiator groups at Lockleaze Road worked on a Story map together and wanted to share their collaboration. Orchard Campus had their session earlier in the week and pipped them at the post by submitting!

  • The treasure of the Golden Skull – story map

    We have some talented illustrators on our Gladiators team! Here’s Lian with her story map.

  • The Treasure of the Golden Skull – story map

    We have some talented illustrators on our team! This is Ava’s story map.

    Comments

    Rachel Elvidge
    Rachel Elvidge 24th Oct 2019, 1:31pm
    Well done Ava! Lovely use of colour on your map!
  • The Treasure of the Golden Skull – story map

    We have some talented illustrators on our team! This is Jason’s story map.

    Comments

    Rachel Elvidge
    Rachel Elvidge 24th Oct 2019, 1:29pm
    What a lot of information you have on your map, Jason!
  • The Treasure of the Golden Skull – story map

    We have some talented illustrators on our team! This is Rosie’s story map.

    Comments

    Rachel Elvidge
    Rachel Elvidge 24th Oct 2019, 1:32pm
    I think I recognise some characters there, Rosie!
  • The Treasure of the Golden Skull

    We have some talented illustrators on our team! This is Nasra’s story map.

    Comments

    Rachel Elvidge
    Rachel Elvidge 24th Oct 2019, 1:27pm
    Lovely work, Nasra!
  • The Treasure of the Golden Skull – story map

    We have some talented illustrators on our team! This is Stanley’s story map.

    Comments

    Rachel Elvidge
    Rachel Elvidge 24th Oct 2019, 1:26pm
    I hope mapping the story helped you remember the best bits, Stanley! Great work!