In our second Living and Learning session this half term, we learnt all about democracy.
We learnt about the origin of the word – It combines two shorter, Latin words: ‘demos’ meaning whole citizen living within a particular city-state and ‘kratos’ meaning power or rule.
We learned that our country is a democracy because people have the power to vote and make change in the country.
We also took part in our own democratic decision: voting for our reading champion.
First we decided what makes a reading champion – someone who shares what they’ve read with others enthusiastically, someone who recommends things to read, someone who completes the tasks in their reading record and records what they’ve read and more.
After that, we held a blind vote to determine our class reading champion.
The results were counted and our winner was… AVNEET!
Thoroughly deserved winner, Avneet, had this to say to help others who might struggle with being motivated to read…
Persevere with your book – if you start it and aren’t enjoying it straight away, don’t give up. Keep on reading because you might end up absolutely loving it!
Well done everyone!