Y6 North West 2018

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

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  • Submission by Chapel Street Primary School

    The Odyssey

    The children have had mixed reviews on this text but have worked incredibly hard on creating this artistic map of Odysseus' journey home.

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    Comments

    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 6th May 2019, 9:04pm
    We can see that a great deal of hard work and thought has gone into this beautiful map. You have selected great quotes from the story too.
  • Submission by Chapel Street Primary School

    Tamburlaine’s elephant

    As a group, we discussed at length the change in identity that transpired on the journey that Kavi was forced to follow in order to survive. The children saw someone who had no option but to live in disguise and in slavery, where his experiences embittered him and turned his thoughts to violence, which they have depicted in their art work.

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    Comments

    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 4th Mar 2019, 10:48am
    A talented manga artist has clearly contributed here. A very clear and attractive representation. I hope it catches the eye of other pupils and encourages them to read Rusti and Kavi's story. Well done!
  • He wishes for the cloths of heaven.

    After reading the poem, ‘He wishes for the cloths of heaven,’ Laiba felt inspired to create this beautiful drawing.

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 21st Jan 2019, 9:07pm
    Hello Laiba. Thank you fro sharing your poem with us. Poetry and drawing go together very well. Have you ever written a poem after seeing a painting or a drawing? It can work that way too.
  • What is poetry?

    The children really enjoyed sharing their thoughts and feelings on what poetry means to them and as you can see, we have very different views and opinions. After this first session, all the children were keen to have a go at writing their own poem or create a piece of art linked to a poem that they have enjoyed reading. I can’t wait to see what they produce!

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 21st Jan 2019, 8:48pm
    This looks like a great session. I couldn;t quite read what youu have written but I can tell from the writing that you have been thoughtful in your responses. I'd love to know more.
  • Submission by St Paul’s C Of E Primary School, Bury

    St Paul’s Y6 Stranger Stars Mini Challenge Chapter 11

    Our Year 6 team have been working hard on the story 'Strange Star' They decided to focus on chapter 11 for our mini challenge and they all chose their own parts to play. The children have worked very hard and are all very enthusiastic! Well done!

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    Comments

    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 9th Dec 2018, 9:51pm
    A super example of Reader's Theatre St Pauls! You have clearly thought carefully about the characters and how to use expression to bring them to life.
    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 10th Dec 2018, 5:24pm
    Wll done, St Paul's Reading Gladiators! Thank you for entering the mini-challenge.
  • Loving The Strange Star !

    Here at St Paul’s we have started the Strange Star and are so engrossed in it already! After sharing some of our own ghost stories and reading some chapters of the book, we hope we don’t have nightmares tonight!!

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 8th Nov 2018, 4:40pm
    What a super way to begin. I love ghost stories but I should warn you that my favourites are really creepy! For children 10+ I recommend Chris Priestley’s Uncle Montague’s Tales of Terror. If you prefer funny Ghost Stories try and find a second hand copy of Penelope Lively’s The Ghost of Thomas Kempe.
  • Submission by Belle Vale Community Primary School, Liverpool

    Belle Vale’s Bitter Sweet Journey

    Year Six have created an abstract image in response to the given stimulus.
    Everything in the image represents an emotion, the motion of 'spinning' or a touch of 'magic'.
    The hidden winged horse can be seen flying through a world of colours, each representative of an emotion. The cards read: 'Does your head spin as you fly through this world of emotion'?', 'Only the eye can see!' and 'Do you believe in magic?'

    Just Imagine comment: this is a very arresting installation. We were drawn by the eyes on the strange fruit and the text that you incorporated into the artwork.

  • Submission by Chapel Street Primary School

    A bittersweet story

    The children worked collectively to produce this illustration of what they believe shows a bittersweet story. They designed a split-drawing of a horse depicting the black horse on the left representing sadness and despair, and the white horse on the right showing beauty and hope. The children also attempted to convey this through the use of colour and the accompanying imagery below the horse.

    Just Imagine comment: the use of black paper and pastel colours works really well in your representation of a Bittersweet story. The light through the keyhole underneath the horses head is a good focal point and makes the picture feel more hopeful.

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  • What a discussion! Symbolism and allegory

    Chapel Street Gladiators loved this lesson! It was very interesting to hear their interpretations on the illustrations and how their opinions differed from each other. Some children could only see the sadness and despair, whereas others could sometimes find that glimpse of hope and beauty within the drawings.

    Comments

    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 8th Oct 2018, 7:23pm
    Beautiful! Your post has given me goosebumps!
  • Chapel Street Reading Gladiators

    Chapel Street Reading Gladiators want to say a huge hello. They are extremely excited to be the first children from their school to take part in this reading programme so they wanted to share some of their thoughts from their very first meeting.

    Comments

    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 27th Sep 2018, 9:42am
    Welcome Chapel Street! A huge hello back from the Reading Gladiators team at Just Imagine! We are delighted to have you and we hope your enjoy your first book: The Secret Horses of Briar Hill. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us.
    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 27th Sep 2018, 10:57am
    Hello Chapel Street, We love reading thoughts and ideas from the Gladiator groups. We hope you enjoy the challenges.
  • Let the challenge begin!

    Hello to all Year 6  Reading Gladiators in the North-west.  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.