At CCJ, we ensure that our English Curriculum is really varied and exciting to ensure that our children are interested and engaged in their reading and writing sessions. We use high quality texts from Shakespeare to Roald Dahl and work on a two year rolling curriculum. On this page, you will find lots of helpful information about how to support your child with spellings, reading and writing so that your child can make the best possible progress.
Please click on the links below to access the information from our recent reading workshops.
If your child is a free reader, which means they are working above the level of our reading scheme, we will be developing a new scheme over the next few months so that they have regular access to high quality texts - watch this space! In the meantime, please encourage them to use our wonderful library to choose a good read.
Spelling in school
At CCJ, we make sure that spelling is fun! Every week, children have the opportunity to practise their spellings in school three times a week. Children complete a range of different activities to help them learn spellings rules and then use them correctly in their own writing.
Spelling at home
To help your child become a confident speller, we set weekly spellings on a Tuesday and these are tested in class the following Monday. Depending on your child's year group, the amount of spellings your child receives will be slightly different.
Lower Band: 5 spellings linked to a weekly rule and 3 statutory words
Year 5: 7 spellings linked to a weekly rule and 3 statutory words
Year 6: 8 spellings linked to a weekly rule and 3 statutory words
We recognise that not all children learn spellings in the same way and therefore we encourage children to develop strategies which work for them. Here are some different strategies you could use at home to support your child with learning their spellings.
What are statutory words?
Statutory words are words which the Department for Education requires all children to have learned before they leave primary education. There are two different lists for Key Stage 2: words which children must have learned before the end of year 4 and words which children must have learned before the end of year 6. These words are either words which don't follow the weekly rules children are learning or words which are frequently misspelled or tricky to remember.
At CCJ, your child will learn three of these words every week.
Please find the statutory word lists below: