English at St Thomas' C of E Primary Academy

At St Thomas’ we believe that language and the enjoyment of literacy is fundamental to the overall development of children and their access to the curriculum in all its aspects. In the society in which we live an ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and to read a wide range of texts is essential if children are to achieve their potential throughout their school days and into their adult life. We believe that literacy and communication are key life skills and that a quality text- rich diet is at the heart of this.