On Friday I went into school to judge children’s writing about the four books that had been introduced to the whole school by the teachers. The books were: Green Eggs and Ham, Robin hood, Going on a Bear Hunt and Farmer Duck. I was impressed with quality of the pupils’ comments, which showed an empathy with characters and an enjoyment of the books. It was very difficult to choose the winning entry from each year group. Afterwards I read a short story to class 4. The children were very attentive and gained a smiley face on their class merit chart.