Herne Bay Junior School
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The overarching aim for English in the national curriculum is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment. National Curriculum, July 2014

At HBJS we are passionate about the teaching and learning of English. We believe that developing a love of our language in our children is vital in achieving success at school and in later life. The exploration and enjoyment of the English language is our priority and we value all its aspects – speaking, listening, reading and writing.  Reading, writing and oracy are fundamental skills within the curriculum which enable pupils to express themselves creatively and imaginatively, to communicate effectively and confidently, and to participate fully in the communities and society in which they live.

It is our desire that children read and write for pleasure and enjoyment both within and outside of the classroom.  Consequently, we have adopted a ‘text-based curriculum’ where high quality texts, which engage and inspire pupils, are used to teach all aspects of English. In addition to this we provide varied and creative opportunities for children to develop their skills across the curriculum.


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If you have any further questions about our english curriculum please contact the school office.