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The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.

Dr Seuss

At Thomas Coram, we love reading! The children enjoy reading and relish the opportunity to share and recommend books to one another.  We are fortunate enough to have a fantastic library here at TC. The children are able to visit the library once per week for library lessons with our librarian Mrs Rawlings and then the library is open on selected lunchtimes throughout the week. The children's love of reading is exemplified by their amazing sandwich boards displayed in the library all about the books that they love .By the time the children reach Thomas Coram, our children are good readers and our focus is to develop their comprehension skills, through the use of The Literacy Shed VIPERS skills and good quality chapter books during our Guided Reading lessons. Guided Reading sessions take place five times per week and the children are good at explaining the VIPERS acronym. To promote reading further we have introduced book recommendations in assemblies and a reading raffle to win Afternoon Tea with Miss Hill at the end of each term.

At the beginning of this school year, the children's literacy skills were ignited by going on an extraordinary literary journey through the rich and diverse continent of Africa. As readers, we shared the book 'Africa: Amazing Africa, Country by Country' together and  were taken on an adventure through some of the unique and diverse countries of Africa. Different year groups travelled through cities, forests, beaches, savannas, on the way meeting some incredible animals. In the Spring term, the whole school read 'The Wisp' helping the children to view the world from the eyes of a child refugee. As a result, the children produced some very thoughtful and beautiful written responses to this rich text.


When I grow up...

Here are some of the jobs you could aspire to do in the future as a reader:

Publicity Assistant

Editor in Chief


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