As a school we follow the 2014 National Curriculum and cover the subjects and topics as outlined in the statutory guidance.
Miss S Collett 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 below for the English Policy

  Palmers Cross English Policy



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


We use a variety of reading schemes at Palmers Cross 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 Elston Hall 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.
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.


  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

Here is a simple guide to the phonics and spelling programme at Palmers Cross Primary School.

                                                                  Phonics Leaflet

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

 Speliing Leaflet

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.