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We follow the recommended English programme of study from the Department of Education.

Click here for a link to the full programme.

 

Listed below are our favourite English websites:

 

Write a Lune  
Choose a picture and write a Lune made up of three words, five words, then 3 words.

 

Fun with Spot 
This is a delightful Web site for pre-school and Primary 1 children. The activities can take a few minutes to load but are worth the wait. 

 

Nature Grid Big Books
A colourful set of on-line story books about Sebastian the Swan and his friends. 

 

Up to Ten
Activities and games for children to enjoy. 

 

BBC - Little Animals - Words
Cartoon woodland animals introduce activities such as spelling. 

 

BBC - Newsround
 Fun On-line news for children

 

BBC - Words and Pictures - Wordblender

Fun games to play with words. Make up your own words and solve puzzles. 

  

Starfall  
This is an American website but has lots of useful resources to help beginning readers. 

 

BBC - Literacy  
Lots of on-line activities and games to play covering different aspects of language.

 

BBC - Revisewise 

Lots of revision activities covering reading, writing, spelling and grammar. Younger children may need guidance with some of the activities. 

 

Giggle Poetry

A superb sight for budding poets. There are lessons and hints for writing poetry. Great in the classroom or at home. 

 

Learning Zone Story Starts

Having trouble writing stories? This Web site helps get children off to a flying start. 

 

Roald Dahl 

A fun site for all Roald Dahl fans with activities and information. 

 

Spelling with the Spellits

Have fun and improve you spelling with these fun games. 

 

Punctuation

If you keep forgetting where to put your commas and full-stops, this Web site could be for you. 

 

Stories from the Web

If you like books and stories then this site is for you. You can read stories, write reviews and even write your own stories. 

 

Wordsmyth English Dictionary  

This is a superb site for encouraging dictionary work. 

 

Roget's Online Thesaurus 

Massive database of words. Excellent way for children to find another meaning for a given word. 

Literacy Shed

This website contains many resources to help with the teaching of literacy.