English Zone

Welcome to the English Zone!

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”  – Dr Seuss 

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” – Toni Morrison

Current Competitions

The children at Priory have opportunities to develop themselves as readers and writers at the moment through two very exciting competitions. Read about these below:

Priory School’s Reading Challenge 

Throughout March, the children from Year 1 – Year 6 have the chance to step out of their comfort zone and read new genres while collecting prizes along the way! The children must make their way through the forest by reading 9 texts of different genres (types). The children that manage to complete the challenge before the 31st March will be entered into a draw. A winner from each year group will be then selected to win an extra special prize! Let’s get reading, Priory!




Young Writers Competitions

The Young Writers Company have organised two new competitions this half term – one for KS1 and one for KS2. In both cases, the children have the chance to have their very own stories published and become authors! Imagine being the next J.K. Rowling or David Walliams.

KS1 – Storyland has been created for children aged 5-7 and allows them to design and write about their very own storyland. Let your imagination run wild!


KS2 – Toy Stories has been designed to give children between 7 and 11 the chance to display their imaginations and create a story based around a toy of their choosing. But be careful, there is an added challenge, the story cannot be more than 100 words long. Are you up for the challenge? Can you amaze with your vocabulary and sentence structure?


The deadline for both competitions is Friday 23rd March as this will give us enough time to send off all entries. Good luck!

Recommended Reading Lists

On the following document please find recommended reads for your children appropriate for their year group:

KS1 Recommended Books

Y3 and 4 Recommended Books

Y5 and 6 Recommended Books

Did you know that there are certain words that your child(ren) needs to be able to spell before they complete each phase? Click on the links below to see how many your child(ren) can spell:

High Frequency Words 100

High Frequency Words 200

Statutory Word List for Year 3 and 4

Statutory Word List for Year 5 and 6