Spelling is taught using Jane Considine’s ‘The Spelling Book’ approach. Each year group investigates phonemes and graphemes to develop their knowledge of spelling families, rules and they explore exceptions to rules. Children have access to ‘Spelling Shed’ at school and at home to consolidate their learning about spelling that takes place in class.


Pupils are taught to form their letters correctly and to have clear ascenders and descenders, with an expectation of a clear, legible joined handwriting style. A variety of resources are used including ‘PenPals’.


Each year group creates writing from a range of genres which are revisited and developed during their time at BJS. These genres are inspired by high quality texts. We work collaboratively to model and gather ideas for writing. Our pupils see themselves as writers who communicate effectively with a range of audiences and for different purposes. We use Jane Considine’s ‘The Write Stuff Unit Plans’ in addition to creating our own schemes of work that have cross-curricular links which support learning in History, Geography, Science and other subjects. Our pupils are given individual feedback, class feedback, peer feedback and self-assess their own writing.

Spoken Language

Pupils at BJS are supported and encouraged to be confident in the art of speaking and listening.  They use discussion to communicate with others; this might be in pairs, groups or with the whole class. Our pupils are encouraged to speak clearly and confidently. They are provided with opportunities to articulate their views and opinions; they speak for a range of purposes and to different audiences. Our pupils have opportunities to participate in plays, class debates, assemblies, Junior Leadership Team and Learning Ambassador meetings. In lessons our pupils have talk partners, participate in drama / role play, share thoughts and opinions in PSHE and apply their speaking and listening skills in all subjects.


Dates we’re looking forward to …

  • World Book Day 2022 (3rd March 2022)




  • National Writing Day 2022 (23th June 2022)


Bilton C. of E. Junior School

Plantagenet Drive



CV22 6LB

Tel: 01788 810675