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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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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 …

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Never Heard the Word

At St Thomas More Catholic School we place so much value on the words we use. We are a community who choose our words carefully in order to praise each other, encourage each other and challenge each other! As part of our commitment to equipping Continue reading …

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Coronavirus: a book for children

A book aimed at primary age pupils has been published written by Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson and Nia Roberts. The illustrations are by Axel Scheffler, best known for illustrating children’s books such as The Gruffallo. The book deals with some of the aspects of the Continue reading …

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