Congratulations to pupils in Year 7 and 8 who took part in the Accelerated Reading Word Millionaire Challenge. This is a short-term reading intervention that challenges a class group of pupils to engage in recreational reading within a reasonable timeframe.
Mr Latham presented an Accelerated Reader Word Millionaire certificate to Catherine in Year 7. Mr Roberts awarded Lucy in Year 8 a book, Looking at the Stars, for reading the most words in her class. Sam Pounder, Year 7, received an Accelerated Reader Word Millionaire certificate and a book, Race to the Frozen North, from Mrs Bloomfield. Alice, Year 8, read the most words in her class this term. Mrs Bloomfield gave her the book, Looking at the Stars.
Year 7 Catherine receiving her certificate from Mr Latham
Year 8 Lucy receiving her book from Mr Roberts
Year 7 Sam receiving his certificate and book from Mrs Bloomfield
Year 8 Alice receiving her book from Mrs Bloomfield
Well done to all our readers! All pupils were treated to a delicious Christmas tree biscuit provided by our Chartwells, our catering team.
Year 7 with their Christmas tree biscuits
Year 8 with their Christmas tree biscuits
Thank you Chartwells for providing these delicious biscuits!
We thought this was quite nice too:
Dame Emma Thompson has recorded a collection of festive extracts and quotes from Jane Austen’s letters and novels for visitors to enjoy online.
This special festive audio will be featured in the online experience: The Twelve Days of Christmas – A Jane Austen Special
"Ah! there is nothing like staying at home for real comfort," declares Mrs. Elton in Austen's 1815 novel Emma.