Year 1 or 2 Skills for Life

The benefits of studying Skills for Life

Our Lower Primary Skills for Life course help children develop the qualities and attributes they need to be healthy, independent and active participants in society. It will give them a positive outlook which can set them up for a happier life, allowing them to reach their full potential.

These courses also include regular mindfulness activities for young children. These activities are designed to develop the skill of focussing their awareness on the present moment.

This course will help your child to:

  • Develop resilience, enabling them to handle difficult situations.
  • Become better team players through developing their communication skills with others around them.
  • Understand how to cope with anxiety, unhealthy relationships and other challenges in life.
  • Be able to speak up and voice their thoughts and feelings in an appropriate way.
  • Develop healthy self-confidence and self-esteem.
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 Lower Primary courses.

Skills for Life Lower Primary course

Key topics covered

The course covers the following topics:

Year 1 – All about me, my body, citizenship, working together, my future.

Year 2 – Positive thinking, important people to me, online safety, being safe, our world.

The syllabus and hours of study

  • Allow for up to 2 hours of study time per week for you and your child to complete each year of Lower Primary Skills for Life.
  • Your child should be able to complete each year of the course in 9 months.
Lower Primary Skills for Life course

Course samples

Course Fees

My daughter’s reading has improved so much, that I’m amazed daily how well she can read. I really like the way the course is designed to teach phonics and graphemes. It gives my daughter confidence to try herself to write new words. She does not ask me anymore for help.
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Monika Gaehler – Primary Homeschooling Parent


Canvas is really easy to navigate even without prior experience or guide. I really liked that there are many links to resources for parents to be better prepared when taking on homeschooling.. e.g. phonics pronunciation and explanations of terms used. Noorah finds everything very easy and fun to do, she’s always excited for her lessons and is very relaxed so far. Afterall, its a very thorough and well planned course, we enjoy teaching as much as she does learning!
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Tasmia Firdaus, Primary Homeschooling Parent

Saudi Arabia

We are from South Africa where Nic went to a Afrikaans nursery school, and moved to France where he started in a French school, but after a year we decided to begin English tuition at Wolsey Hall, completing Year 3 and term 1 and 2 of Year 4. We then relocated to the UK and he was assessed by the school we chose and was on par with the other children his age. He did extremely well in Year 4 with various distinctions. From year 5 the pupils are evaluated on a different level and Nic achieved academic colours at the end of Year 5! We are so proud of him and wish to thank Wolsey Hall for all that they have given us. Without Wolsey as a foundation to build Nic’s learning and academic curriculum from, this would not have been possible for Nic. We are truly blessed that we were able to affiliate with Wolsey to invest in our son’s future!

Susan Van Der Merwe – Primary Level Parent

South Africa

I’m most impressed that Lily can now start to read and write thanks to Wolsey Hall college. I think she is now well ahead of her class mates. We live in South East Asia and my daughter is 5.5 yrs old. Her school was closed during the China Virus lockdown for several months. We have nearly finished Part 1 – 12 week lessons in English and Maths. English is not my daughters ‘mothers tongue’ as such; and before starting the course she could not read any words and could only write basic words. At week 12 I’m very impressed with her as she can now read and write so well. Nearly every lesson there’s a lot of practice with ‘blending’ words for reading and ‘splitting’ sounds for spelling. It really works and she enjoys it as well. The Maths lessons are also good with many different teaching techniques. All resources can be downloaded and thus the guided teaching is easy to follow. Highly recommend this homeschooling college.
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Tim D – Primary Homeschooling Parent