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

English Policy


Good handwriting is taught and encouraged throughout Palmers Cross 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 links below for our Handwriting guide.






Below you will find a help sheet to support your child's writing targets. When writing we focus on VCOP which is - vocabularly, connectives, openers and punctuation!

    VCOP Help sheets


The link below gives definitions of all the grammar terms we use.


The following weblink has some super tips on helping your child with grammar, punctuation and spelling.



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.

Phonics and Spelling



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



It is very important that the children pronounce each sound correctly.

Here is a short video demonstrating the correct pronunciation for each sound.


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 Palmers Cross 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 Palmers Cross.

Reading Progression and Schemes