Welcome to the 2018-19 Reading Gladiators challenges. Let the reading begin!
There are schools in this group:
- Just Imagine
- Beam County Primary School
- Southwood Primary School
- St Matthias School
- Archbishop Sumner C of E Primary School
- Avonmore Primary School
- Scott Wilkie Primary School
- Carlton Primary School
- Cubitt Town Junior School
- Keir Hardie Primary School
- Rosetta Primary School
- St Paul with St Luke C of E Primary School
- Lathom Junior School
- Brampton Primary School
- Cherry Lane Primary School
- Whitchurch Primary School & Nursery, Stanmore
- Elmhurst Primary, Upton Park
- La Fontaine Academy
- Hallsville Primary School
- Essex Primary School
Submission by Lathom Junior School
A Bittersweet Story
We all worked together to create this picture called A Bittersweet Story. You can see the Black Horse and lots of dark colours, showing despair and Emmaline running towards Foxfire (who's surrounded by rainbow colours), representing hope. You can also see Emmaline's red ticket and Anna ill in bed amongst the skulls around the Black Horse's feet, as those contribute to the feeling of despair in the book. There isn't much detail in the background, because we noticed that a lot of the illustrations in the book used shading to create the background rather than detailed pictures.
Submission by Scott Wilkie Primary School
Scott Wilkie Primary School entry
Submission by St Paul with St Luke C of E Primary School
Artwork and Book Reviews – The Secret Horses of Briar Hill
Saint Paul with Saint Luke's students all said they enjoyed the book and were incredibly surprised with Thomas being The Horse Lord ("That was a massive plot twist!"). We discussed how we could mix art with a book review and the students decided to draw the horse and leave their reviews the items used to make a protective rainbow shield for Foxfire (the horse). One student stated as she was sketching her item, "That way, we know Foxfire is protected in our world." We're looking forward to the next book!
Year 6 illustration by Yemi
An image unpicking the themes and ideas at the story ‘The Secret Horses of Briar Hill’.
Year 6 illustration by Hamida Choudhury
A brilliant illustration of the ‘bittersweet’ story of ‘The Secret Horse of Briar Hill’.
Symbolism and allegory
Year 6 Gladiators at La Fontaine Academy had a great discussion today about symbolism and allegory – lots of ideas!
At Lathom, we’ve been working on our artwork for the mini challenge. We’ve loved reading The Secret Horses of Briar Hill, and we’re looking forward to the next book!
Hallsville’s Gladiators spent some of the first session yesterday trying to work out what type of character we think Emmaline is from the very first illustration of her. We can’t wait to read on at home to find out more about her secret…
Let the challenge begin!
Hello to all Year 6 Reading Gladiators in London 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.