Y6 EAST 2019/20

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

Updates

  • Reader’s Theatre

    The children enjoyed acting out the scene and interpreting how the characters portray themselves in a particular scene with a focus on the dynamics which drive their relationship.

    Comments

    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 12th Nov 2019, 11:01am
    It's a great way to get under the skin of the characters.
  • Enjoying the text

    The team are thoroughly enjoying the text and are eager to see what happens next

    Comments

    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 12th Nov 2019, 11:00am
    You look engrossed and what a lovely space to be reading in. I notice there's a spare chair - anyone mind if I curl up with my copy there?
  • Conscience Alley

    The children enjoyed exploring the two points of view: Why Mila should have taken Pipa and Why Mila should have left Pipa at home. This caused much debate and children could not unanimously agree on the best outcome

    Comments

    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 11th Nov 2019, 10:46am
    Great to see you so engaged in this Snodland! The discussion is key here and it's not unusual to find that the group doesn't agree - it shows you've taken part in high quality talk. Well done.
  • Submission by Snodland CEP

    Snodland Storyboard

    The children have thoroughly enjoyed the text and challenges set - especially trying to create a storyboard using only eight frames.

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    Comments

    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 8th Nov 2019, 1:17pm
    A fantastic storyboard Snodland. Thank you for submitting.
  • Submission by Iver Village Junior School

    IVJS A Wrinkle in Time Storyboard

    We have thoroughly enjoyed working as a team to complete our first mini-challenge. We particularly loved reading the book and brainstorming all our ideas.

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    Comments

    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 8th Nov 2019, 1:07pm
    A very striking storyboard which impressed us all greatly. You have clearly got to know the story really well to select these moments. Well done.
  • Text 2

    The children have been introduced to the second text in their Gladiator journey and can’t wait to see what happens.

    Comments

    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 21st Oct 2019, 2:26pm
    We can't wait to hear what you think of it!
  • Brainstorming A Wrinkle in Time

    IVJS Reading Gladiators were amazed to discover that A Wrinkle in Time was written over 50 years ago – what a wonderful imagination Madeliene L’Engle had!

    Comments

    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 12th Oct 2019, 6:46am
    I agree. It feels like it could have been written yesterday - a timeless classic! This is a wonderful photograph - you all look so deep in thought.
  • Debate

    The team looked at the statement cards which identify some of the issues regarding what it means to be human. This caused huge debate amongst the group deciding which they agree with and which they don’t.

    Comments

    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 3rd Oct 2019, 9:53am
    It's great to hear that the statements provoked such debate among your gladiators! We love a good discussion. I wonder if you might revisit this in the coming weeks.
  • The Tesseract

    The team had their second session today and it allowed them to draw their own interpretation of ‘The Tesseract’. The one above is represented by layers of colour as you travel through time.

    Comments

    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 25th Sep 2019, 1:37pm
    Great to see your interpretation of the Tesseract. Well done.
  • Gladiators are presented with their badge

    The team were very excited today after receiving a gift!

    Comments

    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 25th Sep 2019, 1:34pm
    A badge to wear with pride!
  • A Wrinkle In Time

    The Year 6 children have started their ‘Reading Gladiator’ journey and are eager to learn more about the tesseract. They first session enabled them to start a character profile on some of the individuals we have been introduced to in the first chapter.

    Comments

    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 20th Sep 2019, 12:51pm
    A great start to your journey! It's lovely to see your smiling faces. Please keep us updated as you read on. We'd love to see pictures of your character profiles as they develop. Happy Reading!
  • Let the Challenge Begin!

    Welcome year 6 Gladiators. The 2019-20 challenge is about to begin. We can’t wait to hear what you think about your new books.