English as an Additional Language

Speaking English as an Additional Language is a skill which we desire here at St Thomas More. Many of our children are bilingual and speak another language at home.

Language ambassadors

We have a team of language ambassadors here at STM who promote and celebrate festivals and events from a variety of cultures around the world. Our team has led assemblies, created videos and updated our display board to inform pupils, staff and parents of upcoming events around the world. We meet regularly to plan for events and have made it our mission to develop cultural capital within the school.

Diwali 2021

This year for the Hindu festival of light, we did an assembly to the rest of the school about Diwali. We lit the hall with lamps and informed everyone of the story of Rama and Sita.

Ramadan & EID

Eid and Ramadan 2021

We created a powerpoint which we shared with classes to teach them about Ramadan and Eid. This is celebrated by Muslim's all around the world. We thought about why Muslim's celebrate Eid and how their celebrations might look.

Canada Day 2021

We thought about the cultures of teachers in our school and decided that we should mark the importance of Canada day. We looked into the different languages, dress and weather that you might find in Canada and shared our video with the school.

Canada day.mp4