As a school we follow the 2014 National Curriculum and cover the subjects and topics as outlined in the statutory guidance.
Mrs A Guest has curriculum responsibility for English and she may be contacted for further information.
Please contact the school office if you require more details.


Click on the link for the statutory programmes of study for each year group.

 Vocabulary, Punctuation and Grammar

The link below gives definitions of all the grammar terms we use.

Grammar Jargon Buster

Grammar Octopus

The following web-link has some super tips on helping your child with grammar, punctuation and spelling.

   Oxford Owl 


Good handwriting is taught and encouraged throughout Elston Hall Primary School. Children derive great pleasure from producing work which is neat and correctly presented.

The Nelson Handwriting Programme is used throughout the school. Click on the link below for our Handwriting guide.

Handwriting Policy



 Reading Newsletter Autumn 2019

February 2020

We held a competition to design a new front cover.

There were lots of fantastic entries and the winners were able to choose a book from the Book Fair as their prize.

November 2019

Wow! Here are examples of our amazing 'Reading Together' entries. Thank you to families for participating in this brand new event! Winners have now been chosen and will have the opportunity to visit our Book Fair this week to choose a book as their prize. Well done everyone and thank you!



November 2019

A big thank you to families who have supported our book fair. We have taken around £500. and we can't wait to see how much commission we've earned! Well done to our winners of 'Reading Together' winners.





We use a variety of reading schemes at Edward the Elder Primary School. A reading scheme is a structured and levelled set of books written specifically to ensure that your child can take steady and progressive steps towards reading success.  At Edward the Elder we are also mindful of the need to support wider reading and reading for pleasure. Therefore we dedicate time within the timetable for regular guided reading sessions. In addition, we encourage children to read at home frequently, and provide a diary for home/school communication.

Early reading begins with a range of early picture books and pupils take home sounds books. Pupils begin guided reading in Reception when appropriate. All pupils take home books each time to develop wider reading skills.  Pupils in Y2-6 are expected to complete a journal about their books after reading them. Details of the expectations of these journals are glued into the front of the pupil books as guidance for pupils and their families. These journal activities also help to develop a wide range of reading skills. Whole Class Reading sessions are designed to enable pupils to practise written comprehension skills.
We have a school library and a Book Fair is held every term. Parents are invited to join their children to browse the books on offer and help make choices. In the Spring Term we celebrate World Book Day.

March 2020

All of Team Edwards wore their pyjamas and were excited for the children to see the den they had created for World Book Day! 

Children also came to school in their pj's and were able to spend time listening to and reading stories in the den - it felt like a giant sleepover!


Throughout the day children enjoyed sharing a book with their friends.



A special World Book Day Menu too!





KS2 Question Starters

Click on the link below for Key Stage 2 recommended reading list.

 KS2 Recommended Reading List

Click on the link below for a year 6 extract with examples of different question types.

Year 6 Extract and Questions

Phonics and Spelling


CLICK HERE for a simple guide to the phonics and spelling programme at Edward the Elder Primary School.

CLICK HERE for our Phonics Programme.

In Key Stage 2, your child will be expected to spell the following words. They will become familiar with them over the course of their time in Years 3 to 6 and may bring them home to rehearse and learn at home.

Spellings Year 1-6

Complex Speed Sounds Chart

Year 1 and 2 Common Exception Words

Click on the link for strategies to help your child learn their spellings.

Spelling Leaflet

Click on the link below for the powerpoint from the Year 1 parent's meeting on April 30th 2018.


Use the word lists below (nonsense and real words) to help support your children at home.

Word List 1

Word List 2

Modern Foreign Languages

In key Stage 1 French is taught on a 'drip feed' basis, as and when appropriate. In KS2 MFL is taught as an integral part of the timetable.