Ages 4-7 (Lower Primary) Courses

Lower Primary courses

Wolsey Hall’s Lower Primary homeschooling courses begin with our Getting Ready for Year 1 English and Maths courses.  These are typically taken by children aged 4 and 5. 

Our Year 1 and 2 courses cover the English National Curriculum and provide a strong foundation for students to move on to Upper Primary. There they will start to develop their skills as independent learners.

The courses are a partnership between you, your child and the Wolsey Hall team. They reflect our philosophy that learning should be enjoyed, and you will work closely with your child and their tutors using easy-to-follow lesson plans.

Our Tutors will support you throughout the courses. Your child will submit assignments regularly and their Tutors will provide detailed and encouraging feedback. You are invited to have a video call with them following each assignment and you will receive progress reports for each subject every three months.

Our Lower Primary homeschooling courses for ages 4-7 provide a strong foundation for children to move up to Upper Primary.

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Homeschooling Open Event – All Levels

Join us on Wednesday 24th July 2024 at 10am (UK time) to find out how homeschooling works with Wolsey Hall Oxford.

Our live presentation covers how our courses work for students aged 4-18 and the extensive learning support we offer to students. There is also a question and answer session for parents at the end.

Speaking and Listening in the English Language

The benefits of studying Speaking and Listening in the English LanguageOur Speaking and Listening in the English Language course consists of one-to-one lessons with a Wolsey Hall Tutor. All our

Getting Ready for Year 1 English

Our Getting Ready for Year 1 English homeschooling course is typically suitable for children aged 4 or 5. The lessons will help your child develop early skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. These skills are essential to build foundations for effective communication and learning across the curriculum.

Getting Ready for Year 1 Maths

Our Getting Ready for Year 1 Maths homeschooling course is typically suitable for children aged 4 or 5. The lessons will help your child develop early skills in counting, number recognition and calculation. These skills are essential in laying the foundations to them becoming confident mathematicians.

Year 1 or 2 English

Our Lower Primary English homeschooling courses will help your child develop the foundations of essential skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. These skills will start your child on the path to becoming an effective communicator and confident learner.

Year 1 or 2 Maths

Our Lower Primary Maths homeschooling courses will help your child develop the foundations of essential skills in number, calculations, fractions, measurement, and geometry.

Year 1 or 2 Science

Our courses follow a systematic approach to teaching Science, through child centred practical tasks, that will excite and motivate your child. The lessons will nurture and establish a positive approach to Science education that will stay with them into the future and help them achieve their potential as young scientists.

Year 1 or 2 Humanities

Our Primary Humanities homeschooling course aims to develop in children an awareness and knowledge of the world. This course covers the requirements of the UK Key Stage 1 English National Curriculum for Geography and History over two years

Year 1 or 2 Skills for Life

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

Year 1 or 2 Art

Our Lower Primary Art course is designed to introduce young learners to a stimulating artistic experience and equip them with the skills needed to explore their personal artistic journey. The course aims to allow the child to experiment with a wide range of media and techniques.

Level 1, 2, 3 or 4 French

Primary Level French is a fun, interactive course, which will allow your child to not only learn a new language, but also to learn about the French culture. Most will begin on Level 1 in order to ensure that they become confident, well rounded linguists. But if your child can already speak and understand some French, they may start with Level 2 or 3.

Level 1, 2, 3 or 4 Music

Primary Level Music is a fun and innovative course, allowing our students to not only learn about the world of music, but also to learn an instrument and read notation. Everyone will start at the beginning to ensure that they become confident, well rounded musicians, with the confidence to sight read music independently. If the student can already read music and plays another instrument then there is the possibility to start with Level 2.

Primary Phonics

Our Primary Phonics course follows a systematic approach to teaching children synthetic phonics. It teaches children to hear, identify and use different sounds that distinguish one word from another in the English language.

Meet Maeva Primary year 1 and Mum Severine

We can’t begin to thank you enough for everything! We started this journey with a lot of trepidation and uncertainty. Not knowing anyone personally who has actually homeschooled their children made the entire experience all the more daunting. However, we found the structure and content of work at Wolsey Hall very straightforward and easy to follow. This entire experience has made Haroon take ownership of his learning and be a lot more involved in his studies. This journey was definitely made a lot easier by having you as our Progress Manager! The communication on your side has always been fantastic and you’ve always been so prompt with your replies which made everything so much easier!
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Aamina – Homeschooling Parent

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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


The Wolsey Hall approach to reading and phonics is especially well designed. Wolsey approaches learning letter sounds in “layers”. This has made it possible for our daughter to learn to read in a matter of weeks without being overwhelmed. We find it remarkable that our 4 year old daughter is reading small books all on her own with confidence and enjoying it very much.
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Correne Hankins – Primary Homeschooling Parent


We joined Wolsey Hall Oxford in Years 3 and 4 and our childrens’ quality of education has improved dramatically. We are deeply impressed with the curriculum, the superb Tutors, the Director of Studies and our constantly available Student Progress Manager. We simply could have not taken a better decision for our childrens’ education; their knowledge and confidence have been transformed in the space of a few months. We live in London and are the first ones in our group of friends, neighbours and professional network to take the decision of homeschooling. What at the time felt like a very brave move socially, it is now totally normal to us and those around us. We have made a very successful transition with the old classmates into solid friends, they often drop in by our house after school, and have created many more new friendships through other activities. Our children are now more social than ever! We keep normal school hours in the morning and early afternoon, and fill-in the later afternoon with playdates and group activities, like art, guitar, dance and drama lessons, choir rehearsals and sports. My husband and I are also enjoying how much more compatible a flexible schooling schedule is with our professional lives, particularly around travelling. We still have to pinch ourselves that such flexibility is possible while our children get the very best education we could dream of.
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Dr Ana Douglas – Primary Homeschooling Parent


Zacharias really wants to read. He keeps showing up with books pointing at words and letters. He also starts writing by himself things he names. Like his famous dinosaurs. It isn't the correct spelling, but he gets closer and closer to it. Something we as parents have been waiting for a long time. Once he can read and write, the world is his.
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Maria Isabel Carillo – Primary Homeschooling Parent


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