Joydens Wood Junior School

English at Joydens Wood Junior School

Welcome to our English pages. Please explore the separate links to find out how we learn English at JWJS.

At Joydens Wood Junior school, the children are immersed in their learning through the use of our experience based curriculum. English is taught alongside (and often within!) these experiences, adding context and making the children's learning relevant and relatable as much as possible. Within English, each year group follow set objectives for spelling, punctuation and grammar and these are taught throughout the weeks to enhance and uplevel the children's reading, writing and spelling skills. 
Please see the English overviews for each year group below:
We have a whole school subscription to The Spelling Shed ( Teachers decide upon a weekly spelling pattern to focus on in class each week and also set activities online for the children to access from home in preparation for their weekly spelling test. 
Guided Reading is an important part of English at our school and sessions are held 4 times weekly. This allows every child to be listened to reading and given the opportunity to enhance their skills (retrieval, prediction, summary, inference, vocabulary, punctuation and use of evidence). Reading for pleasure is highly encouraged both in school and at home - please see our 'reading' section of the website for further information and recommended reading lists too. 


Coffee Morning 5th October 2022

Please see below the information shared by Mrs Mansouri-Johnson during our recent event oh how you can support English learning at home.