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Dear Parents/Carers,

We have had an amazing year for reading. As a school our KS2 children have read and quizzed on over 9700 books and over 77 million words in Accelerated Reader. It has been an incredible year for ‘AR Millionaire Readers’, with 13 children reading over 1 million words, 5 reading over 2 million, 1 reading over 3 million, 1 reading over 4 million and finally 1 child reading over 6 million words this school year.

Huge thanks to every parent who has supported their child in getting the reading habit at home. It has definitely had an impact on children's achievement in school.

We are now coming up to the summer holidays... 6 weeks away from school. Please help your child by keeping them reading over the holidays.

Some of you may be interested in keeping your child motivated to read over the summer by taking part in the county libraries summer Reading Challenge... see details below. The challenge is on at every library across Derby and Derbyshire... pop into your local one to get the children 'signed up'!

Thank you for your support.

Best regards,

Mrs R Whitney


This summer, libraries across Derby and Derbyshire will be promoting the "Space Chase" Reading Challenge, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing. Space Chase will take children on an out-of-this world adventure, as they join our futuristic family The Rockets for

a special mission celebrating reading, exploration, creativity and endeavour.

  • The challenge is to read six library books during the summer holidays.
  • Everyone who joins receives a sticker leaflet to complete.
  • There's an extra reward for those who read a further four books – a special Summer Reading Challenge wristband
    Throughout the Challenge library staff and teenage and adult volunteers are on hand to support children, helping them to discover new authors and explore a wide range of different types of books.