English Curriculum Overview

Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5


We also use Oxford Owl to support pupils to learn and practise reading at home. Please check with your child’s class teacher or the school office, for your child’s log-in to the eBook library.

BookTrust Home Time contains free books, videos, games, recipes, competitions, activity sheets and live drawalongs, created by children’s authors and illustrators.

7 Top Tips to Support Children Reading at Home – guidance for parents and carers

Reading with your child – a guide for parents and carers

Top 10 tips to help children enjoy reading


Free online writing games

BBC Bitesize – KS1 Creative writing

BBC Bitesize – KS2 Creative writing

Handwriting – letter families

Handwriting – letter families and cvc words

Handwriting – letter formation

Handwriting – guidance from Miss Ottley

Handwriting – precursive letter formation


Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

Alphabet race full video

‘Does it fit?’  game

‘I spy’ game video

Timelapse – memory game

Noun explosion full video

Proper nouns – poem

Proper nouns – alphabet game

Singular and Plural – riddle games

Learn about adjectives, verbs and nouns

BBC Bitesize – KS1 Grammar

BBC Bitesize – KS2 Grammar


BBC Teach – KS1 English

BBC Teach – KS2 English