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Thomas Eaton

Primary Academy

All for Learning and Learning for All


At Thomas Eaton Primary Academy, Oracy – the ability to speak well- is a core element taught in every class and in every lesson. Our children learn the array of skills to become more effective speakers: how to speak in complete sentences, make eye contact and build on each others’ ideas. We enable all children to put these skills into practise in a variety of ways such as presenting their learning to an audience and at Parents’ evening. In order to develop our children’s vocabulary we use Mrs Wordsmith. Vocabulary is a foundational part of learning in all subjects. By giving our pupils the words they need to make literature more accessible, we aim to ensure that they are set up for a lifetime of success.


Mrs Wordsmith is curated and illustrated with the help of leading academics, researchers, and artists from around the world. Every day in Key Stage Two our pupils practise the use of Mrs Wordsmith words.