Year 5 Reading Competition

An entertaining afternoon!

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Over the past few weeks, Year 5 pupils have been working hard practising their readings for the House Reading Competition which took place last week. All pupils delivered their reading to their peers and class teachers. The staff then faced the challenging task of selecting 12 pupils for today’s competition.

The 12 selected pupils were:

Grace Berry ‘Private Peaceful’ by Michael Morpurgo
Jonathan Brindle ‘Boy in the Dress’ by David Walliams
Katy Ninan ‘How to be a Pirate’ by Cressida Cowell
Amelia Wood ‘Mr Stink’ by David Walliams
Sophie Gibson ‘The Midnight Gang’ by David Walliams
Matthew Middleton ‘The Parent Agency’ by David Baddiel
Jasmine Bullough-Teal ‘The World’s Worst Children’ by David Walliams
Muhammad-Yusuf Patel ‘Mr Stink’ by David Walliams
Darcie Dewhurst ‘The World’s Worst Children’ by David Walliams
Harry Duckworth ‘AniMalcolm’ by David Baddiel
Maya Pickford ‘Awful Auntie’ by David Walliams
Ibrahim Ismail ‘The Twits’ by Roald Dahl

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Today all of the students from Year 5, staff and parents gathered to watch the competition on this very sunny and warm afternoon. Mrs Davenport was invited to be the guest judge and the 12 selected students each took their turn to stand at the front and read an excerpt from their chosen book.


They were all extremely confident and eloquent, captivating the audience and transporting them into another world with wonderful tales of battlefields, pirates and villains.

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It was extremely difficult to choose the winners but in the end the results were as follows:

1st place – Harry Duckworth
2nd place – Ibrahim Ismail
3rd place – Muhammad Yusuf Patel

1st place – Grace Berry
2nd place – Katy Ninan
3rd place – Darcie Dewhurst

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House Captain – Amelia Wood
House Captain – Muhammad Yusuf-Patel

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It was an extremely entertaining afternoon which everyone thoroughly enjoyed. Special thanks must go to Mrs Davenport for taking the time to come and adjudicate our competition today. Well done to all of the children!