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Tidcombe loves to read

Tidcombe children LOVE to read. Fact.


We are so proud of our pupils, who show real passion for text, which has been highlighted in the Summer Reading Challenge where we have been crowned winners for two years running (2018 and 2019).


Each week, we feature a "Word Of The Week" in our newsletter - some of them are quite bizarre but all of them really interesting (and great scrabble-scoring words!)


We will be featuring stories on our page, read by members of staff. We hope you enjoy them.

We love reading at Tidcombe and are passionate about all children seeing themselves as readers. Even though pupils are not able to access the school library as they used to, we are doing everything we can to inspire and motivate them to read for pleasure. Have you noticed our clues to inspire reading on your walk around the one-way system? 

 Dotted around the inside of the school are signs telling pupils what the staff are reading at the moment. We all take part in this, from Kate in the office to Sharron and Paula in the kitchen and Mr Green upstairs.  We’ve realized that we read a whole range of material, from recipe books, to novels and also non-fiction. Above are individual pictures of our staff reading some of the lovely texts we have in school. Can you work out who they are? The children have already started to add their guesses!

Calling Nursery Parents 

As you know, we love to read to children at Tidcombe and really want all children to love books and reading for pleasure.  

Starting after half term, we will be trialling a COVID19-safe library service which you can sign up to and then receive a book pack every week. Each pack will contain a selection of picture books for you to share with your child. The idea is that your child is given the pack on their first session of each week and you then return the pack on Friday (or their last session of the week) in order that the books can be quarantined ready for the following week. If you would like to be part of this scheme, then please email the office at TID.admin@stcmat.org using the title ‘Nursery Library’.  


Words of the Week

School Motto

Mission Statement

Our focus is to develop learners who have the dispositions of “empathy, aspiration, resilience, confidence and enquiry.”

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