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Authors of the Month - February 2024

1 February 2024 (by admin)

Its the first of February which means its time for our new authors of the month.

Today is the 1st February which means it is time for new authors of the month at Millfield Primary School.

Our author of the month in EYFS / KS1 is David McKee the author of fantastic picture books such as Elmer the Elephant and Not Now Bernard. 

David McKee is also the author of the Mr Benn books which was made into a brilliant animated series which was very popular back in the 1970’s (check out the spaceman episode on YouTube – it was one of Mr Kelly’s favourites TV programmes when he was about 5 years old many, many years ago!)

In Key Stage 2 our author of the month is Jennifer Killick who is the author of the amazing Dread Wood and Crater Lake series.

We would recommend pupils check out books by these authors in the local library or in local book shops if they have any gift vouchers or book tokens still left over from Christmas.

 Both of these authors – David McKee and Jennifer Killick- have books featured in this year’s World Book Day promotion so pupils will be able to exchange their World Book Day vouchers for a free WBD book by these authors very soon.

Your help in continuing to improve children’s reading skills is vital. Please continue to support us by making sure that your child is RED - Reads Every Day-  and for our younger children is also read TO everyday.

Reading is the most important skill that we must teach our pupils to ensure that they become fluent readers as quickly as possible.

We want every pupil at this school to be a confident, fluent reader who not only reads to learn but also reads for pleasure.

Fluent readers will learn more, because they can read and gain knowledge for themselves.

Keep on reading!