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St Joseph's PS, Madden, Co Armagh

Accelerated Reading Awards

16th Oct 2020

On Friday 9th October afternoon, pupils from Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 celebrated the great effort made during the first full week of our Accelerated Reading programme. Ordinarily, these awards would take place as a whole school community in the assembly hall. However, this year our accelerated reading awards are a little different as we now have separate awards in four classrooms on a Friday afternoon.

Firstly, one pupil from each class received the “Star Reader” award for making a particular effort with their reading. Last week, the  winners were:

  • Ella Tighe (P3)
  • Caisi Mackle (P4)
  • Brannagh Smith P5)
  • Cadhla Moore (P6)
  • Katie Farrell (P7)

Special prizes were also awarded to pupils who read an exceptional number of words last week:

P3 Word Counts

1st - Christian Woods  (2808 words)

2nd - Maria Mallon

3rd - Ellie Smith


P4 Word Counts

1st - Ryleigh O’Hagan (40, 683 words)

2nd - Regan Smith

3rd - Eoin Breen


P5 Word Counts

1st - Sarah McKenna (205, 439 words) WOW, well done Sarah!

2nd - Claire McElvamma

3rd - Conor McGoldrick


P6 Word Counts

1st - Ellen McKenna (171, 210 words)

2nd - Eabhí Woods

3rd - Cadhla Moore


P7 Word Counts

1st- Niamh McElvanna (187, 487 words)

2nd - Annie McElvanna

3rd - Sean Woods


After only two weeks, a number of pupils have already met their personal target for this term securing their place to the school cinema day later in the term. A fantastic achievement in the first week of Accelerated Reading! Well done to Annie McElvanna, Tara Gray, Ellen McKenna, Niamh McElvanna and Claire McElvanna.

Thus far the effort made by pupils has been exceptional. Keep up the fantastic reading boys and girls.