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Nelson guide for parents

Nelson guide for parents

Find out about Nelson English Skills and download worksheets to support your child’s learning at home.

What is Nelson English Skills?

The Nelson English Skills series has been developed to help children master the core skills of handwriting, comprehension, and grammar. Thousands of primary schools across the UK and internationally use the Nelson English framework, which has been carefully aligned to the current curriculum.

The Nelson English framework has been designed to be both clear and practical, and our Pupil Books can be used independently at home. Whilst some schools remain partially closed, we are making a unit from each of our Pupil Books available to print at home so that children can practise their developing skills.

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Nelson series overview

Nelson English

Nelson English helps your child learn core literacy skills: comprehension, writing, grammar, punctuation, spelling, and vocabulary. When learning with Nelson English, your child will read a different text from a wide range of genres, including both fiction and non-fiction.

Browse the Nelson English collection in our bookshop:

Nelson Comprehension

Nelson Comprehension has been designed to improve and develop your child’s comprehension skills. The scheme includes extracts from favourite authors, questions to grow vocabulary, and activities to practise literal comprehension, inference, and deduction skills.

Browse the Nelson Comprehension collection on Amazon:

Nelson Grammar

Nelson Grammar helps your child learn and practise essential grammar skills from Year 1 upwards. Tricky grammar concepts are explained with examples, and there are regular recaps to make sure that everything makes sense. Stretch activities are included to challenge children who have gotten to grips with the basics.

Browse the Nelson Grammar collection on Amazon:

Nelson Handwriting

A handwriting scheme used from Reception to Year 6, Nelson Handwriting introduces cursive handwriting in step-by-step stages throughout your child’s time at school. The scheme introduces letters in line with Letters and Sounds and helps your child practise their pattern formation and fine motor skills.

Browse the Nelson Handwriting collection on Amazon:

Get ready for handwriting practise with these warm-up activities and advice from educational expert Anita Warwick.