At LJS, we strive to provide the very best learning opportunities for our pupils. Our English Curriculum embraces a whole school approach to the teaching of English that places children’s literature at its core.
Over the four years a pupil spends at LJS, they will explore at least 48 literary texts and experience at least 40 unique significant authors as they move through the school.
Using a book as a stimulus, the pupils will learn the fundamental skills of writing composition, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary, as well as coverage of spelling, phonics and reading comprehension which will be applied within a wide variety of written outcomes in line with the expectations of the National Curriculum.
Autumn Term 2020 Texts
Spring Term 2021 Texts
Click on a year group to see some of this year's wonderful English work.
Sadly, our academic year 2019-2020 was cut short by COVID-19. Here is the fantastic work our pupils achieved last year in English - Click on the terms below:
Reading at LJS
Spelling at LJS
At LJS, we want our pupils to be confident spellers: applying their spelling knowledge and skills to their everyday writing.
In September 2020, we introduced the RWI Spelling programme: a robust, consistent and progressive spelling curriculum for all of our pupils, building upon a sound phonic knowledge. Click on the RWI Spelling logo below for more information.
In addition, we use the Spelling Shed App to support children's spelling. Every pupil has their own log in details. Click in the image to find out more about Spelling Shed.
National Poetry Day 2021
We celebrated National Poetry Day 2021 with different activities across the school. Year 3, 4 and 5 watched some performance poetry and then wrote 'Dream Day' poems of their own. Year 6 wrote and performed their own poems inspired by a woodland theme. The children really loved hearing a range of poetry from Benjamin Zephaniah, Spike Milligan, Valerie Bloom, Julia Donaldson and many more! Take a look at some of the children's work...