Fine literature squeezed out
I have just spent the past week helping my wife plan for the literacy hour. Ironically, much good modern writing for children (including hers) has had to be ditched in order to make time for such Year 5 niceties as words ending in -cian (theoretician? politician?).
Nevertheless, it is a real treat to hear from someone with such a love of life, literature, learning and little children. Not bad qualities for a chief inspector of schools to possess, you might think.
Harold Wonham, 39 Airdale Road, Stone, Staffs.