With Reading being so important concerning all aspects of education the annual competition we have is a very special event with all children taking part.
This year’s competition didn’t fail to disappoint with the top readers from each class going head to head in their year group. Harry Potter and Horrible Histories played a big part in the extracts chosen but a particular mention must be given to Chloe R in Year 6 who read a piece of creative writing that she herself had written.
As usual the standard was incredibly high and without an external judge for the first time the pressure was very much on Mrs Coombs and myself to get things right. Contestants were judged on clarity, voice strength, pace, understanding and choice of text. The Year 5s had to read an unsighted reading called The Dead Crab by Andrew Young and the Year 6s an extract from The Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred Lord Tennyson. In most cases we agreed on the competition winner and felt that the right contestant won on the day..
Well done to the winners, finalists and those who received special effort awards.
Mrs Coombs reminded the children taking part, and watching via Teams, to “keep reading aloud as next year it could be you in the final!”