Y6 South West
Welcome to the 2018-19 Reading Gladiators challenges. Let the reading begin!
Sharing our Love of Reading
As school we have been collecting photos of children caught reading. We are having such a great time sharing our special reading places and our books.
Post an Update Winners
Thank you for our wonderful prize.
All of the children are excited to share our new books.
Bridge Learning Campus Prize!!
The Y6 reading Gladiators were thrilled with the prize they received for taking part in the Tambourlaine’s Elephants Challenge. The books are now ready to be taken home and read. The Easter chocolate did not last long enough to have its photo taken!! Many thanks.
Submission by Wansdyke Primary School
Artwork for Tamburlaine’s Elephants
We decided to use the image of his face to show aspects of his personality and how he reacts to events in the story.
Submission by Bridge Learning Campus
How did Kavi’s identity change as the strory unfolded? Bridge Learning Campus
The Gladiators considered Kavi's life before being enslaved - his peaceful existence in Delhi, training the elephants, just a normal boy. They then thought about how he had to change in order to survive, how his disguise saved his life, and how his thoughts increasingly plotted to kill the new people in his life.
The group worked together to create the picture using ink drawings and pastel patterns to show Kavi's inner thoughts.
Bridge Learning Campus: Shidurghu the Chronicler Word Cloud
The Y6 Gladiators worked as a group to describe all that they knew about Shidurghu, up to the point in the book that Rusti first went to play chess with him.
The list of words was placed in a word cloud shape. Well done Y6 Gladiators!
Tambourlaine’s Elephants, Bridge Learning Campus
Y6 Gladiators created batik images of elephants using black paint as a background and sparkling acrylic paint for decoration. Thank you, Miss Hall, for your great stencils!! Well done Y6.
Tambourlaine would have loved these in his herd!
Character study of Mercy
Maja has made notes and drawn a picture to help her gather information about one of the principal characters in the story.
Character study of Peg
Maja has collected information in her reading journal on some of the principal characters in Strange Star.
Strange Star artwork
William did a beautiful picture of Lizzie Appleby that he wanted to share.
6K Reading Gladiators
6K Gladiators discussed symbolism and allegory in The Secret Horses of Briar Hill. Our discussion led us on to consider more overarching themes within the novel such as the fight between good and evil, angels and devils, does the end always justify the means, War as a disease and so on. 6K are showing themselves to be accomplished debaters!
6W Reading Gladiators
6W Gladiators have found The Secret Horses of Briar Hill both compelling and poignant. We had animated discussions about symbolism and allegory as we tried to identify what different characters, events and objects might represent.
How do our views about characters change?
We are really enjoying meeting characters and reading on to discover more about why they behave it certain ways.
We were shocked to learn about how Thomas was treated and we are learning lots about Benny and his motivation.
Let the challenge begin!
Hello to all Year 6 Reading Gladiators in the South-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.