At the Library

English Tuition with individuals at the heart

All our lessons are planned to meet the experiences and outcomes of the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence as well as the English National Curriculum. We help children from across the U.K. and internationally to achieve their potential in reading and writing.

Our English programme works.  Many pupils often move up a reading or spelling group or receive an award for their literacy work in school. By building pupils confidence and engagement, they achieve so much more. When they believe, they really can achieve! ​

As part of our English curriculum, we cover a number of key areas, which you can see more information about below: 

Phonics & Spelling

Phonics are the building blocks to learning to read, spell and write.  Its important for children's literacy development that they have a secure foundation in phonics.  Our phonics lessons support this development.

Reading

Reading is about decoding, listening and understanding. We help pupils to build these skills with activities designed at their level.  The activities include paired reading and oral and written comprehensions games  and questions.

Writing

Writing is an important form of communication.  We look at grammar, sentence structure and ways to engage the reader.  We teach careful planning and discussion, as a way to support writing development.

Activities

We plan a range of activities in our lessons, to help build children's knowledge and confidence in spelling, reading and writing. Through paired and group activities we encourage collaborative learning, as well as individual activities to develop independent learning.