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Reading

At St Thomas’ CE we value reading as a key life skill and we are committed to enabling our children to become lifelong readers.  We believe reading is a skill that allows children to develop their learning across the wider curriculum and lays the foundations for success in future lines of study and employment. For this reason, we put reading at the heart of the curriculum and equip children with a wealth of reading experiences.

We like children to view reading as an enjoyable and worthwhile activity and develop a love of reading. We want them to become fluent and confident readers who can read a range of fiction and non-fiction genres. We provide rich, meaningful discussions around texts, where all children feel confident and able to contribute by using their reading skills to access all areas of learning.