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St Mary's C of E School

"Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young. Be an example to all believers, in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith and your purity."1 Timothy 4:12

Governor News

One of the priorities on our School Development Plan is reading.  Our Governors not only monitor how the school ensures good progress in reading for all children, they are also role models and have been sharing their favourite books with us:

A Bear Called Paddington by Mr Treganowan  

As a young boy I was read A Bear Called Paddington and having recently read it to my son would heartedly recommend it.  It is a fantastically funny story of a youngster finding their place in the world and being accepted for who they are, whilst getting into all sorts of tricky situations. The book defines manners and right and wrong, whilst promoting standing up for yourself and does not talk down or patronise the reader.

An interesting vocabulary and some great descriptions of interesting places fire the imagination.  More importantly the stories are funny and engaging and the central character of Paddington is tremendously endearing.

Please give it a read – especially if you like marmalade sandwiches!

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The Eagle of the Ninth by Mr Robinson
My favourite childhood book when I was primary school age was ’The Eagle of the Ninth’ by Rosemary Sutcliffe.
It tells the story of a young Roman centurion stationed in Exeter with his regiment.  He is wounded and during his recovery he investigates his father's death. His father was in the 9th Legion that marched north into the mists of northern Britain, and they were never seen again. Four thousand men disappeared and the eagle standard was lost. Marcus, the young centurion, has to find out what happened to his father who led the legion.  
I found the book very exciting and it fired my imagination to do research on the Romans. The book names all the Roman towns in their Latin form and shows maps of Britain as it was under Roman rule. At that time, I was collecting plastic models of Roman soldiers and I think we took them on a family holiday to Bath and dipped them in one of the Roman baths.
My grandchildren enjoy reading.  My grandson is enjoying Beast Quest at present and my granddaughter loves to have a book named ‘Pasty Peeps’ read to her.  'Pasty Peeps' stars Pixie and Penrose enjoying a holiday in Cornwall. They are pasties who tell readers and how to stay safe on the beach.