Y4 Yorkshire, East Midlands and the North East
Welcome to the 2018-19 Reading Gladiators challenges. Let the reading begin!
There are schools in this group:
- Just Imagine
- Thorpepark Academy
- Academy 360
- St Joseph’s Catholic Primary, Derby
- Griffydam Primary School
- St Anne’s Catholic Primary School, Buxton
- Park Grove Primary Academy
- Tockwith Primary Academy
- Brotherton and Byram Primary Academy
- Sproatley Endowed CE Academy
- Edenthorpe Hall Academy
- Overdale CP School
- Montrose Primary School
- Glenbrook Primary School
Submission by Montrose Primary School
Wed Wabbit poem by Montrose Primary
This is the Montrose Gladiators poem about Wed Wabbit!
Submission by Griffydam Primary School
Wed Wabbit Story Map
This is our Reading Gladiators' story map and retelling of the Wed Wabbit Story. They decided to present their story as a map, with the poem flowing from place to place. We hope you enjoy it!
It goes like this….
Our Gladiators used the patterned language within ‘Town is by the Sea’ to accompany storyboards of a day in their life. If you look carefully, you might see that one or two have even added in their Reading Gladiators session!
completing our challenge
We had lots of laughs thinking of rhymes for our mini challenge submission. We have loved this book which made us laugh (a lot!) and cry! It has made us want to try more books by Lissa and we have been recommending it to everyone!
Our ‘darkness’ inspired pictures
We sat in a very dark classroom and listened to the mining sounds. Many of us have grandparents who worked in the local mines so guessed that the sounds were deep within the mineshaft. Our pictures are dark and we found different textures, as we would have to use our sense of touch to find our way.
Great fun tonight playing Wimbley charades and thinking of new words to describe the different coloured Wimbleys! We are loving this book and very excited to read on to the end now! Can you guess which colour this one is?
Story Mapping Wed Wabbit
Our Gladiators designed a story map to help them with their challenge. They were able to remember so many details from the story, all of which help them to understand the characters a little better.
Angelic Wed Wabbit
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!
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!
Our Park Grove Reading Gladiators recreated the scene where the children are trying to locate Angelino, can you guess who is who?
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.
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.
We created a freeze frame from the part of the story where Angelino meets Basher Malone. Can you guess who each person represents?
We thought about what angels may look like and designed our own!
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!
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?
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.