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.
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.
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.
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.