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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

Subject Lead: Mrs R Munro

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 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 fluency and comprehension skills, through the use of The Literacy Shed VIPERS skills and high quality short texts covering a range of genres during our Guided Reading lessons. Guided Reading sessions focus on echo reading the short text to improve fluency, identifying the genre of each text, finding out the meaning of unknown vocabulary through word attack strategies and answering comprehension questions using their VIPERS skills. To promote reading further we have introduced book recommendations in assemblies, a reading raffle to win Afternoon Tea with Miss Hill at the end of each term and invite authors in to talk about their books.

At the beginning of this school year, the children's literacy skills were ignited by going on a literary journey using the book, 'Here We Are'. In response to sharing this book, all of the children produced some very thoughtful and beautiful written responses to this rich text focusing on how diverse our planet is and how to look after it and its inhabitants, including ourselves. In English lessons, the children will continue to share and explore high quality texts and use these to inspire their writing. 

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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