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Speaking and Listening Activity Day (SALAD)

On Monday, 4th July St Thomas More Catholic School held its first Speaking and Listening Activity Day (SALAD) for Y7 and Y8 students. Speaking and Listening have always been two crucial components of literacy that need to be developed to ensure academic success but following Continue reading …

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SALAD (Speaking and Listening Activity Day)

On Monday, 4th July we will be holding our first Speaking and Listening Activities Day (SALAD) for Year 7 and Year 8 students. The theme of the day is ‘Qualities of Character’ and students will attend a variety of sessions across the day designed to Continue reading …

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Rotating Rooms

Calling all Y11 students – on Wednesday, 1st June from 9-11.30, Mrs Taylor-Hamblett, Mr Richard and Miss Woollam will be hosting a revision session in school consisting of three 45-minute sessions. Across the morning you will engage in three sessions designed to improve your knowledge, Continue reading …

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Well-being Literature

If reading can not only make us smarter, it can also make us happier, reading is the one thing we can all do to improve our mental health! The following recommendations are for students: Mental Health and Wellbeing Workout for Teens – Paula Nagal The Continue reading …

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Reading Across the Curriculum

Every subject in school relies on the students being able to decipher meaning through the written word however, the way in which students are required to read varies from subject to subject. This term our students will be introduced to ‘Read Like A…’ posters in Continue reading …

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Christmas Carol Shoebox Scenes

As part of our KS3 study on ‘A Christmas Carol’ students have been creating shoebox scenes inspired by the story.This family literacy project has celebrated the season and the novella and given our students a grounding understanding of the narrative and purpose of a seminal Continue reading …

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Book Advent Calendar

Staff in the English department are recommending some of their favourite winter-themed books for students to try. Books are available for students to borrow from the school library. Where will you escape to this winter?! 1st December: October, OctoberA classic in the making for anyone Continue reading …

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Get Reading This Summer!

Our ambition at STM is to ensure that every child leaves us a reader! The benefits of reading are countless. Naturally, reading improves the educational outlook for students, ensuring that they have a broader vocabulary and understanding of a range of subject-specific topics. However, there Continue reading …

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Sovereign Education

Historically English literature A level students have benefited from attending a series of lectures on a crucial play from the course. ‘Othello’ is worth over 60 percent of Paper 1 of their exam and therefore secure and rounded knowledge of crucial! Due to Covid restrictions Continue reading …