Today was our first 'Millionaires' lunch'. I was joined by the first group of pupils who have read over 1,000,000 words. I had a fantastic time talking to these children about books. They recommended authors, told me about books that I have yet to read and we discussed our Accelerated Reader programme. They told me that they love to read and that they were delighted to receive their 'Millionaire' bag. However, they also told me that they read for the joy of it, and that the word count is just a fun element of it.
We are all looking forward to World Book Day next week, when we have our 'Big Book Group' on The Beast of Buckingham Palace by David Walliams, and also our Book Swap. Please see the previous letters for details about these. We do hope that most children will find a spare book at home to bring in to swap on Thursday.