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Million Word Challenge


Happy New Year to one and all. It’s great to see all the children looking so refreshed and eager to learn after the festive season. It’s also wonderful to hear about how many books and pages have continued to be read alongside all the celebrations and family time. Some of you will be aware of ‘million word challenges’ which local Secondary Schools are involved in. Children are challenged to read 1,000,000 words over the course of the year and whilst this can sound daunting it also sounds an exciting challenge and many of our children aspire to achieving this. So what does 1 million words a year mean day in day out? It equates to roughly 40 chapter books which is nearly a book a week and many of our children (and mus and dads) are reading this much. It means reading for around 15 to 20 minutes a day which again many of our children are doing already. Many of our early readers won’t read this much yet but we can encourage regular reading to lay the foundations for them being able to achieve this in the future. Thank you for your continued support in creating a school of keen readers!

 

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