Here at the Tuition Club we understand the importance the subject of English has, in enabling children to communicate effectively through speaking and writing fluently. By implementing aspects the national curriculum our teachers aim to support our students in developing their language skills through creative writing, reading and speaking. The lessons are interactive, and many exciting activities are in the process of being planned such as a trip to the local library.

Key Stage 1 & 2 Syllabus

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Also, the bestselling Scholastic 100 English lessons series are used as a planning guide by our teachers, whilst students complete worksheets from the Scholastic practice books in class. The practice books enable students to implement what they learn. Additional books are also used during our English lessons for key skills practice, which enables students to develop their reading, spelling and verbal reasoning skills. We aim to give children the best tutoring possible, which include elements of the national curriculum; as well as other skill building work and syllabus which are effective for children. As we have an active community of home schoolers we aim to facilitate their education using the most effective tools and resources found.


Chapter5-6 (Year 1)6-7 (Year 2)
1(Letters and words)
Alphabet – small letters, capital letters, alphabetical order, Short sounds a, e, i, o, u, Rhyming words, describing words, numbers
(Letters and words)
Vowels and consonants, long vowel sounds, plural, doing words
Capital letters and full stops, capital I, Missing words
Capital letters, exclamation marks, linking words
3(Shared reading)
Picture dictionary, traditional poetry, stories with familiar settings, lists and instructions
(Shared reading)
Stories with familiar settings, poems with familiar settings, instructions, diagrams and labels
4(Letters and words)
Describing words – colour, naming words, days and months, more than one – add s
(Letters and words)
Compound words, syllables, opposites, doing words-past tense
Capital letters and full stops, missing full stops, reading sentences
Commas, speech bubbles, speech marks, does it make sense
6(Shared reading)
Fairy stories, action rhymes, contents page, book covers
(Letters and words)
Syllables 2, word endings, doing words- past tense 2, synonyms, gender words, describing words, same spelling different sound, spelling irregular words
7(Letters and words)
Vowels, consonants, capital letters, titles, doing words-ing, doing words-ed, words within words
Statements and questions, does it make sense, narration, sentences 2
Word order, question marks, answering questions, sentences revision
(Shared reading)
Rhyming poetry, humorous poetry, writing about books, information books
9(Shared reading)
Poems with a pattern, poems about cats, information books, recount of a school visit


Chapter7-8 (Year 3)8-9 (Year 4)
Long vowel sounds, ing endings, le endings, prefixes 1, prefixes 2,
synonyms 1
Syllables, homophones,
regular verb
endings, irregular
verb endings,
Verbs, similar verbs, post tense, nouns,
adjectives 1
Verbs, verb tenses, powerful verbs, adverbs
3How are stories organised?, reading
Phrases and clauses, speech
marks and
commas, commas
Suffixes: er and est,
suffixes: y, plural nouns, silent letters, compound words, suffixes: ly, ful, less
Classic fiction, fact and opinion
Adjectives 2, singular and plural sentences, collective nouns, essential words, 1st, 2nd and 3rd person 1
Using a dictionary, plurals, word endings: ight and ite, prefixes, gender, making adjectives
Commas 1, capital letters, contractions 1
Comparatives and superlatives, similes, powerful adjectives, making more adjectives, adverbs and adjectives
7Adventure stories,
Possessives 1, possessives 2, its and it's
Words inside words, syllables, prefixes 3,
synonyms 2,
using a dictionary
Expressive language, explanatory texts
Personal pronouns,
pronouns, conjunctions, 1st, 2nd and 3rd person 2, signalling time
Letter strings: wa and wo,
letter strings:
ough and ou,
common roots,
vowel suffixes, compound words, diminutives
Contractions 2, punctuation
speech, commas 2
Verb endings,
endings, plural
nouns, connectives, different kinds of sentences
11Understanding a story,
formal letters
Colons and semicolons,
hyphens, dashes
12Poetry, persuasive writing


Chapter9-10 (Year 5)10-11 (Year 6)
Vowel endings, plurals, prefixes 1, synonyms, adverbs, root words
Unstressed vowels, word roots, suffixes, connectives, homophones 1, 'ough' words
Changing word order, editing text, speech, auxiliary verbs, first, second and third person
Prepositions, conventions,
active and passive 1, active and passive 2
Commas and clauses 1, colons, semicolons, hyphens and dashes, dialogue
Colons and
hyphens and dashes, commas and brackets
4Story openings,
recount writing
Classic fiction,
Hard and soft c, common letter
homophones, possessive pronouns, suffixes, onomatopoeia
Unstressed letters, prefixes, spelling strategies 1, spelling strategies 2, homophones 2 & 3, making adjectives
Grammatical agreement, verb tenses, sentence types, adapting texts 1, ambiguities
Active and
passive 3,
formal language, complex sentences,
clauses 1 & 2
Sentence structure, indicating intonation, commas and clauses 2
Apostrophes, dialogue,
8Narrative poetry,
taking notes
Nonsense poetry, balanced arguments
vowels, letter
strings - ie and ei, prefixes 2,
borrowed words, shortened words
Spelling rules 1,
2 & 3, irregular words, similes, metaphors
double negatives, adapting texts 2, prepositions,
Modal verbs, instructional
texts 1, persuasive texts, impersonal writing, synonyms
and antonyms
sentences, apostrophes,
brackets and
Forms of punctuation,
bullet points, instructional texts 2
12Stories from
different places, objective or
Comparing poems, skimming and scanning


Key Stage 3 Syllabus

For KS3 we use the Complete English for Cambridge Secondary 1 series. This series not only challenges students to think critically, but also builds vital language skills. Language skills will be developed through vast grammar, vocabulary and listening practice. This comprehensive approach supports student progression throughout their KS3 studies, as well as to the next stage of their education such as Cambridge IGCSE.

At the Tuition Club we aim to support home schooling parents in implementing the Two Year Key Stage 3 Project, which gives students the option to complete the three year syllabus over a two year period. However, the implementation of this two year scheme of work is dependant on a child’s ability in the subject of English.


Chapter11-13 (Year 7 & 8)
1(Reading skills)
Skimming and scanning, reading critically, comparing texts
2(Reading: purpose, audience and context)
Identifying the audience, commenting on language and reading reviews
3(Reading fiction and plays)
Setting and atmosphere, characterisation and themes, style and imagery
4(Reading poetry)
Rhythm, metre and poetic form, similes, metaphors and personification

Check out our gallery here, to see some of the great work that takes place in our English lessons.


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