Listening and Talking
At St Thomas’ we use a wide range of resources to teach reading. In the infant department our core resource is Storyworld, in the middle and upper school Literacy World is our core resource. These books will be sent home as part of your childs’ homework programme.
We use a wide range of resources to compliment our language programme including: New Nelson Spelling, Nelson Grammar, New Nelson Handwriting, Big Books, Literacy Directions, Jolly Phonics and Focus on Comprehension.
Throughout their time at St Thomas’ your child will develop a range of writing skills, these skills are taught weekly with pupils writing imaginative stories, poetry, reports, recounts, letter and more. These writing skills are then developed in a variety of real life situations e.g. writing a letter to invite a visitor into school.