Upper Primary English

The benefits of studying Upper Primary English

We believe that literacy and communication are key life skills. Our Upper Primary English homeschooling course will help your child develop the skills and knowledge that will enable them to communicate effectively and creatively through spoken and written language.

Literacy enables children both to communicate with others effectively and to examine their own and others’ experiences, feelings and ideas. Because literacy is central to a child’s intellectual, emotional and social development it has an essential role across the curriculum.

For more details of the curriculum see a summary of the areas of study here: Years 3-4  |  Years 5-6

Once completed our Upper Primary English homeschooling course lays the foundations for children to transition smoothly to our Secondary English course.

Wolsey Hall Oxford is a registered school of Cambridge Assessment International Education

Wolsey Hall is a registered online Cambridge International School. 

Wolsey Hall Oxford is a Pearson Edexcel approved centre

We offer a wide range of courses at Upper Primary level. 

Primary English homeschooling

Key topics covered

Our aim in the teaching of English is to enable your child to:

  • Develop the skills to use the English language confidently.
  • Listen to the spoken word attentively with understanding, pleasure and empathy.
  • Read a range of texts fluently for enjoyment and for information.
  • Write effectively for a range of audiences and purposes using spelling, punctuation and syntax accurately and confidently.
  • Reflect and evaluate on their own and others’ writing.
  • Increase their ability to use planning, drafting and editing to improve their work.

The syllabus and hours of study

  • Allow for up to 5 hours per week study time for you and your child to complete each year of Upper Primary English plus additional time for completing assignments.
  • Your child should be able to complete the course in 9 months.
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Course samples

Course Fees

Natalie Delidjani

Thank you for a wonderful year of exciting and challenging studies! This year my daughter has become a more clever and responsible human being. The English course was so colourful and exciting with brilliant texts and clever grammar approach. Natalia has improved her punctuation so much!
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Anna Dombek, Primary Homeschooling Parent


Our experience with Wolsey Hall Oxford has been excellent! Ella is thriving on her Primary homeschooling courses. She is enjoying the creativeness of the English programme and how it allows learning while bringing in her own interests such as a biography on her favourite author.
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Bron Naude, Primary Homeschooling Parent


Thank you so much for your help this year. We have been very happy with the progress Roxanne has made. She has really grown in confidence. It’s hard to believe that when Roxanne started the course she had never written more than a paragraph in her own language, let alone English. Although the creative writing was a struggle to begin with she really took to this aspect of the course, encouraged by her Tutor’s comments. The time travelling allowed her to become an avid reader which helped her imagination blossom. We hope Roxanne will continue to write her stories.
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Theresa McGrath – Primary Homeschooling Parent