Y4 Yorkshire, East Midlands and the North East

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

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  • Angelic Wed Wabbit

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    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 17th Nov 2018, 9:58pm
    Cute and totally angelic!
  • Wed Wabbit’s shadow

    We compared the images of Wed Wabbit on the front cover then pretended to be both the angelic looking Wed Wabbit and the scary shadow!

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    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 17th Nov 2018, 9:56pm
    Very scary!
  • Angelino Brown

    We were a bit late to the party but we have just finished Angelino Brown and thoroughly enjoyed thinking deeply about characters and change – some great discussion! Ready to start out next book so we can have a go at the mini challenge next time!

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    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 9th Nov 2018, 5:51pm
    Hello Montrose Gladiators! We are delighted to see you here. It certainly looks as though there is some intense reading going on and a lively discussion as well. We look forward to hear what you think about Wed Wabbit. In the meantime, a big wave from the Reading Gladiators team.
  • Summoning Angelino…

    Our Park Grove Reading Gladiators recreated the scene where the children are trying to locate Angelino, can you guess who is who?

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    Angelina Brett 6th Nov 2018, 10:50am
    Hello Park Grove ... I think I can spot Jack Fox in his football shirt, Alice Obi reading the experiment from her book and Nancy! Am I right?
  • Submission by St Anne’s Catholic Primary School, Buxton

    The true sign of intelligence is no knowledge but imagination- Albert Einstein

    This is our imagination tree. I simply said to he children just imagine- think about your dreams, your future, imaginary animals and people...
    This is what they produced- all the leaves on the tree are mere fragments of their imagination which will continue to grow and change as they do.

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    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 6th Nov 2018, 11:55am
    Just Imagine comment: You have picked one of our favourite quotations and you have even used our name in your picture. We thought the tree was a really good strong image on which to display your ideas. This is a good example of how individual works of art can be brought together to create one installation.
  • Submission by Edenthorpe Hall Academy

    Aspirations, Happiness and Torment

    Our Reading Gladiators at Edenthorpe Hall have thoroughly enjoyed this challenge. Please find our finished artwork attached. Mrs Oldfield.

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    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 6th Nov 2018, 1:38pm
    Just Imagine comment: Hello Edenthorpe Hall. Thank you for sharing your artwork. We like the bold design, separated into three clear areas, which are unified by your colour palette. A question for you to think about: how would it affect your emotions if you started with torment on the left and ended up with aspiration on the right? Do you think it would change the overall emotion or would it be the same?
  • Freeze frame

    We created a freeze frame from the part of the story where Angelino meets Basher Malone. Can you guess who each person represents?

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    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 16th Oct 2018, 3:57pm
    Is that Nancy and Jack I can spot getting rightly cross with Basher as he attempts to intimidate Angelino, while K hides under the chair - showing his true colours?
  • Angels?

    We thought about what angels may look like and designed our own!

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    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 12th Oct 2018, 10:17pm
    Thank you for sharing our Angel wih us. Do you think Angelino Brown is a typical angel? We look forward to hearing what you think.
  • Introducing Angelino Brown

    We had fun getting comfy on our cushions and getting to know Angelino Brown! We made lots of predictions about what may happen to him!

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    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 12th Oct 2018, 10:16pm
    Hello St Anne's. You do look engrossed in your comfy reading corner. we look forward to hearing what you think about your new books this year.
  • Imagination Trees

    We thought about what might be in our imagination, after reading the scene in the art classroom. We used trees, as we liked the thought of our imagination growing. Each tree has a story, can you tell what it is?

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    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 1st Oct 2018, 4:17pm
    These are gorgeous! Did you know Just Imagine has a tree for its logo - another Imagination Tree. I wonder if any of the other schools will be able to work out the stories?
    Holly Childs 10th Oct 2018, 5:44pm
    These are great. What a lovely idea!
  • Let the challenge begin!

    Hello to all Year 4  Reading Gladiators in Yorkshire, East Midlands and the North-east.  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.