Hope – Thursday Thought

The value of January in school is HOPE. Mini and I have been discussing about hope.hope1

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Mini hopes that every child has a mummy and daddy


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No child should be left behind because of how much their parents earn. But in the UK today that’s exactly what’s happening.  A fifth of 7-year-olds from poorer families are already behind in reading. Most struggle to catch up, leading to a lifetime of lower qualifications and fewer opportunities. 


We are launching Born to Read – a programme in which volunteers go into school to read to children. By 2017, we intend to reach 23,000 disadvantaged children, in addition to the more than 50,000 children we want to reach with our FAST programme by that point.

We are also calling on the government to prioritise young children from poorer backgrounds in the first few years of school.

A Christmas Journey by Brian Wildsmith

I am posting this back dated because this book is all about nativity. Mini picked this book from her school library during the time they were practising their nativity play in December. Mini loved reading it. She is six years old and reads herself. This book is perfect for a young reader of this age, describing the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem.

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Highly recommended.