Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Thomas Jolyffe Primary School


English… Literacy… Reading… Writing… Grammar… Spelling… Comprehension… Punctuation…


Whatever angle you’re coming at it from, (or whatever you choose to call it!) the various key disciplines around what is traditionally known as ‘English’ are the bedrock of learning at Thomas Jolyffe from Day One. Right from when they are born, children that are spoken to, engaged with, read to and taught are set up for successful learning.


We have outlined some details around our approach to delivering the English curriculum on these pages. We hope they are a useful guide. If you have questions about any of these please feel free to contact me at - If your questions relate to a specific class or teacher’s approach, please contact them in the first instance.


Best wishes,

Ben Phipps

English Subject Leader




Anyone can send a surprise book directly to a child in their classroom by choosing from our Amazon wishlist...


Using the link here  BOOK WISHLIST it is possible to view the books on the list and the reasons why children are so keen to read them before making your choice… Then, just order, choose school as the delivery address (Thomas Jolyffe Primary, Clopton Road, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6TE) and we will hand deliver it to the lucky girl or boy. Amazon often allows you to add a note to your order so we know who you are and why you sent your book. However, you may want to email me ( if that option isn't available.


If you simply wish to use the list as a guide and purchase the books elsewhere, we welcome that just as warmly! Or, if you prefer to keep it even simpler then you may want to consider donating to our library fund via cash or cheque. Wishlist books will be prioritised first when we are making purchases.


We are enormously grateful for your continued support! Please take a look


Help our COVID recovery and become a Reading Buddy

Could your child benefit from a free Reading Eggs subscription?


If you are able to commit two hours a week to support your own children working on their reading skills in fabulously interactive and engaging online environment called ‘Reading Eggs’ (and the linked site Mathseeds) we can provide children with a subscription and loaned laptop, free of charge for their use. The total value of this is approximately £350 per year!


To express an interest both the scheme, please speak to your child’s class teacher or a senior leader in school who will help start the process for you. A loan agreement form will need to be signed and work will be monitored to ensure children are accessing the games regularly and making full use out of the hardware and subscription.


We are very interested in the potential benefits of this scheme and look forward to helping lots of parents help their children learn to read!

Reading Eggs is the Perfect Home Learning Support

With all the disruptions in 2020 and 2021 many children fell behind in key reading skills. That's why thousands of families turned to Reading Eggs for ages two to 13....

‘Children are captivated by their learning’, ‘The well-being of pupils is at the heart of the school’, ‘School is a calm place - pupils are polite, courteous and well-mannered.'