Y2 Yorkshire and East Midlands

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

Updates

  • Submission by Springfield Primary School, Derby

    ‘This is the School’ by Springfield Primary School – Year 2 Reading Gladiators

    The Year 2 reading gladiators have been inspired by the poem 'This is the Path' by Pie Corbett and their English theme 'The Tin Forest' in which they have been learning about description. The reading gladiators wanted to describe their own 'journey' into our school/class. Something that would help other children picture what it might be like. We used all our knowledge of good poetry ingredients from our reading gladiators lessons and all our ideas from writing setting descriptions in English, together with the structure of the original poem 'This is the Path' to create our own poem about our school and class. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did writing it!

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    Sara Stanley 11th Feb 2019, 1:54pm
    this is just wonderful, a real journey into the classroom and we love that you are all one. Poetry really does have the power to let people in doesn't it? Thank you Reading Gladiators for this submission.
  • Year 2 Glenbrook Gladiators

    Thank you so much to Reading Gladiators for our fabulous first place prize for our entry to the ‘Planet Awesome’ Mini Challenge. The year 2 Glenbrook Gladiators were over the moon to receive their surprise gifts today! We are feeling very proud!

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    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 21st Jan 2019, 10:47pm
    Well done everyone! We are really pleased that you have been enjoyng your prize.
  • Submission by Glenbrook Primary School

    Glenbrook Year 2 Planet Awesome

    The Year 2 Glenbrook Gladiators worked in small groups to put together an advert to persuade different species to visit Earth.

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    Sara Stanley 11th Jan 2019, 11:27am
    We hope you have done a good job of advertising our beautiful world and that we will be welcoming some new friends to our planet soon. It looks like you have been very busy with lots of discussion and information sharing. Thank you for sharing this with us all.
  • Glenbrook Year 2 Reading Gladiators

    Creating our earthly timelines of life on our planet to summarise the text and show our understanding.
    We are really enjoying Planet Awesome and read the text at any opportunity!

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    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 20th Dec 2018, 9:14pm
    Awesome effort Glenbrook Gladiators. We are so glad you are enjoying the book.
  • Submission by Springfield Primary School, Derby

    Springfield Primary School’s Freeze Frames

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    Sara Stanley 13th Dec 2018, 8:29am
    We loved seeing how much fun you had with this mini challenge and how much you loved this book. Your eyes say it all. Well done and thank you for your wonderful submission Gladiators.
  • Submission by Thorpepark Academy

    The Glassmaker’s display

    The children enjoyed being part of making their own display. They enjoyed telling others about the book they have read and what they liked or disliked about it.

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    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 6th Nov 2018, 6:06pm
    Just Imagine comment: What a super idea to use some of the images from the book to create your own artwork. Some well-known illustrators do this too. Have a look at Anthony Browne's Willy's Pictures or the Katie books by James Mayhew. You can learn a lot from looking closely at how artists make their pictures. Perhaps your teacher will share some of the podcast with Jane Ray with you. If you listen carefully, you can discover how she experimented with different ways of painting glass.
  • The Glassmaker’s daughter

    The children enjoyed using their visualisation skills by looking for clues within the text.

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    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 1st Nov 2018, 4:48pm
    Hello, Thorpe Park Academy. Dianne Hofmeyr's language is beautiful, isn't it? I interviewed her for a podcast today, so you might be able to listen to some bits of the interview to find out what inspired her to write the book and where some of the details, like the birds nests on the water, came from.
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    Sara Stanley 9th Nov 2018, 1:56pm
    You all look very engrossed. What did you discover?
  • St Joseph’s Derby, Year 2 Gladiators

    Here are our Year 2 Gladiators for this year! They are thoroughly enjoying their first book, ‘The Glassmaker’s Daughter’. They are loving learning new words such as ‘alchemist’ and ‘meloncholy’ and using them in their writing in class!

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    Sam Keeley
    Sam Keeley 19th Oct 2018, 6:15pm
    A big hello St Joseph's - what lovely smiling faces! I love it when you find new words in your reading and try them out in your writing - it's what all great writers do. Do share some of your writing with us - we'd love to see it.
  • The Journey Begins…

    Here is our Year 2 group in the Dragon’s Reading Cave…we’re all super excited to start our first session!

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    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 13th Oct 2018, 8:30pm
    It looks very snug in your Dragon's Reading Cave. I hope the dragon doesn't come home while you are reading!
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    Angelina Brett 6th Nov 2018, 9:34am
    Wow, what a fabulous reading cave you have there girls! I bet you are enjoying your Reading Gladiators books as much as our Year 2's are at St Joseph's, Derby!
  • Let the Challenge Begin!

    The Reading Gladiators challenge for 2019 is about to begin. We look forward to reading your updates.