Year 4 London 2017


  • Parsloe’s Map

    The children worked together to create a visual map of Malkin’s life.

  • Malkin’s Map

    The children wanted to show all of the important parts of Malkin’s journey. They started at the barn and then showed his journey down the river. He arrived at the sea wall where he met Roux and had many adventures. They then completed his journey by showing the road to the recycling centre and what could be found there.

  • Word Of Mouse

    We forgot to share our display in the hall. All our Reading Gladiators are in this arena!

  • Isaiah


    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 2nd Mar 2018, 3:41pm
    Isaiah really does same some thoughtful things. Other sayings which have similar meanings: 'It is better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all' and ' You have nothing to fear except fear itself'. Isn't it interesting how reading books can help us think about the sorts of people we want to be?
  • Jabril’s favourite word from W of M


    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 2nd Mar 2018, 3:37pm
    Hi Jabril - that's one of my favourite words too. There's a famous painting in the National Gallery called 'Carnation Lilly, Lilly Rose.' It shows two girls with lanterns in a garden at twilight. You can find the picture if you search the internet. The artist John Singer Sargent has captured the lighting at that time of day so evocatively, even though he was losing his sight when he painted it. The colours are crepuscular blus and purples but the whites stand out, just as they do when the light is fading.
  • Word of Mouth

    We even had a waiting list to read the book!

  • The gang minus one!

    One of our gladiators has been overseas – as soon as she is back we will upload a new picture.


    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 1st Nov 2017, 6:17pm
    Hello Carlton Gladiators. Lovely to meet you all. Let us know what you think of your next book.
    Mandi Howells 28th Feb 2018, 4:44pm
    We are loving Coming to England - we worked out that every Reading Gladiator came from another country or our parents did! We have talked lots and lots!
  • Reading Gladiators mini lending library!

    The gladiators at Archbishop Sumner School have loved reading Word of Mouse. We thought it a good idea to promote all of last year’s books to the children in year 4 and 5, so these have been added to the shelves too. As you can see the shelves are already looking a little empty. The word is out – reading gladiators read the best books!


    Caroline Bradley
    Caroline Bradley 19th Oct 2017, 9:13am
    Fantastic! It looks great and it is good to know that each of those gaps represents a child devouring a great read. I do hope other schools are inspired to set up their own RG mini-lending libraries.