English At West Jesmond

At West Jesmond, we recognise that a sound grasp of reading and writing skills form the foundations on which all other learning is built. We therefore place a great emphasis on developing a love of books, along with the rich vocabulary that the English language offers.
Each child’s journey begins in Reception by learning and practising Phonics. By the time their primary journey ends with us, each child will have read and explored a wide range of texts from many genres. This in turn informs the teaching of writing; the different styles that it encompasses and the accurate use of grammar and punctuation. They will have developed a knowledge and set of skills that allows them to communicate with confidence in both written and spoken forms.
To see a detailed guide to the areas covered in each year group, please see the link below: