I just had to post this today, it's made me feel really good (even before I saw my new yarn!).
I've been finishing up my reading assessments for this half term and today I assessed a lad at Book Band 7 who came to me on September on Book Band 3. If you aren't a teacher, this means nothing, but believe me, 4 book bands in 2 terms is brilliant progress. He's worked so hard (as have his mum and dad now) so he deserves a hearty three cheers.