Monday 11th December 2017

School will be open tomorrow (Tuesday 12th December).
Please wrap children up in hats, gloves and scarfs as well as waterproof outdoor shoes. We would also ask that children bring 'indoor' shoes to change into, or they can use their school pumps. 
Thank you for your support with today's closure, please travel carefully and we will see you all tomorrow.

Edward the Elder, Elston Hall, Goldthorn Park and Palmers Cross Schools will all be open on Tuesday 12th December 2017.




As a school we follow the 2014 National Curriculum and cover the subjects and topics as outlined in the statutory guidance.

Ms G Mitchell 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

English Policy

Click on the link below for a powerpoint designed to update parents and carers on the latest developments in terms of National Curriculum expectations.

English Update  





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.


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. For more information see 'Multicultural Learning' which can be found by clicking on 'About Us' on the menu bar.


We use a variety of reading schemes at Elston Hall 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.
Click on the link below to find out more about the reading schemes we use and how reading progresses at Elston Hall.


Reading Progression and Schemes

Supporting Reading at Home


Children are also encouraged to complete a reading journal in Key Stage 2.  See examples below.


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

  Recommended Reading List KS2

  Key Stage 2 Question Starters


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

 Year 6 Extract and Questions