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Thank you to all our pupils who have returned our survey on literacy in the school. We are delighted to see so many of you enjoy reading.

We thank you especially for your comments and suggestions - they are important to us and we will take them on board.

Top 3 Books as recorded in Pupils' Survey
1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (series of books) by Jeff Kinney. These books are about a boy named Greg Heffley and his struggles in middle school.
2. Dork Diaries written and illustrated by Rachel Renee Russell. (A humorous series of books which are the personal diary of 14-year old Nikki Maxwell )
3. All of Roald Dahl's books - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda,  The BFG, The Witches, James and the Giant Peach, The Twits etc

Written Comments from Pupils

What do you like most in English?


Reading class books
I like reading the class novel and writing stories
Reading the class novel
I like spellings
I love spellings and interactive programs
Writing stories
I like to read and learn poems
I like to read our novel at the beginning or end of class
Writing stories
I like to cook and then write about it
I like to play games for spellings
I like doing Treasury
Playing Buzz Off
Nearly everything
Writing stories
Reading Zone and spellings
Doing fun games on the interactive whiteboard
Learning poems
Free writing

What do you find hard to learn during English lessons?

I find learning poetry a bit hard
Poetry questions
Spellings and poems
Not that much
Nothing at the moment
The 2013 novel
I don't find anything hard in English
Some spellings
Nouns and verbs
Sometimes I find it hard to write stories
Dictionary words
Reports on stories
The meaning of big words
I don't find English hard, it's my favourite subject
Big big words!

Can you suggest the names of some books the school library should buy?

(We have not included all suggestions here as the list is very long!)

The Crowfield Curse by Pat Walsh
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Wonder by R J Palacio
Love, Lucie by Marita Conlon McKenna
Severed Heads, Broken Hearts by Robyn Schneider
Small Steps by Louis Sachar (young adult book)
Sheltie (series) by Peter Clover
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (more copies please)
More Jacqueline Wilson books like Paws and Whiskers
The Faraway Tree Collection by Enid Blyton
Don't Call Me Ishmael by Michael Gerard (young adult)
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult.
An Elephant in the Garden by Michael Morpurgo
More books about the Great War, Wexford, Ireland and cars.
Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson
More Dork Diaries
Some funny books but NOT joke books and some graphic novels
Hurling books
Alex Rider series of spy novels by British author Anthony Horowitz (young adult).
Alice Again by Judi Curtin
Books on the Titanic
Thornthwaite Inheritance by British author Gareth P. Jones (children's macabre crime novel)
Judy Moody series by Megan McDonald