English

The resources on this page are provided to help you support your child’s learning of English, reading and writing at school.

Grammar guide

Many parents were not taught grammar at school and therefore might not be confident with the topic. If you struggle with grammar, www.thepunctuationshow.com has produced a guide to the new national curriculum's grammatical terms.

We also have our Grammar Tips booklet to help with this too. Download this here.

Parent's reading workshop

In September 2017, Sophie Gunner, LEO Academy Trust’s Director of English, delivered a workshop on the English curriculum and how you can support your child with learning in English. 

More workshops will be available to attend in the future. In the meantime you can download the workshop presentation.

Enriching the curriculum through reading

Another activity we run to enrich our curriculum is a reading incentive called 'Battle of the Books'. All children enter the Battle of the Books with each year group having a list of 50 books to read throughout the year. The battle is to see who can be the first to read all 50 books! The first person in each year group to read all 50 books wins a prize.

These books are to be read alongside our usual school reading books. Some of the books are found in school and others you can borrow from local libraries or from each other.

Children collect stamps on their Battle of the Books bookmarks each time they finish a book. There are no time limits, the children read as many as they want and take as long as they want.

Children need to complete a book review for each book they read, this can be downloaded here.

Good luck to all children who take part in the battle this year!

Book lists

The following are the book lists for Battle of the Books: