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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 …

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myON – reading across the curriculum

In every subject our young people engage with across their school week they’ll need to read for a range of purposes to access the curriculum. As they read they’ll inevitably access new words and need to use their developing comprehension skills to make new meanings. Continue reading …

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First Chapter Friday

Listen to our staff read out the first chapters from some of their favourite books. Our latest contribution is ‘Shug’, written by Jenny Han, and read by Miss R Reed. Continue reading …

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Literacy in the Home

Dear parent/carer, I hope you and your family have had a relaxing Easter break. I attach with this letter the ‘Literacy in the Home’ booklet I mentioned at the recent parent session held via Teams. The purpose of this booklet is to develop some of Continue reading …

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myON – virtual library

Students across the school have now been introduced to the website myON, a virtual library we have invested in as a school. Y7 and Y8 students have also been trained on how to use this by our school librarian Mrs Simcox. Students are able to Continue reading …

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World Book Day 2021

Story (noun) 1. an account of imaginary or real people and events told for entertainment. 2. an account of past events in someone’s life or in the development of something. We’ve been telling stories for centuries, long before we could even write them down, and Continue reading …

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STM Virtual Library

Reading is intrinsic to every subject we study in school. Over the forthcoming weeks we will be offering an online library that promotes reading for pleasure; the wellbeing and relaxation benefits associated with audio books and materials to enhance the wider curriculum studied in school. Continue reading …

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National Storytelling Week 2021

St Thomas More Catholic School are celebrating National Storytelling Week 2021, 30th January – 6th February. Why are stories important? When someone tells us their own personal story, we catch a glimpse of a view of the world that may be slightly or radically different Continue reading …

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Lockdown Literacy Challenge

Just ten minutes a day focusing on your literacy skills can help you to improve your overall reading, writing, comprehension, grammar and oracy skills. This will assist you in every subject you take across the school. Why not make these activities a daily routine just Continue reading …

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Virtual Reading Session

A Short Ghost Story – We might not register, but we can still read! Virtual Reading Session Students in Y7-Y13 engage in a weekly reading activity called ‘Register and Read’ during registration time. Following the reading of a different 500 word extract each week students Continue reading …