We are passionate about our subject and our primary aim is to communicate this enthusiasm to our students so that they will become lifelong lovers of literature and language in all its amazing variety.
English Curriculum Intent
The English curriculum at Sir John Hunt enables students to become effective readers, writers and communicators. Students explore different writers’ ideas about human experience, developing their understanding of how language and communication are central to our ability to make sense of the world and to find our place in it.
The National Curriculum States that:
A high-quality education in English will teach pupils to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others, and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them. Through reading in particular, pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Literature, especially, plays a key role in such development. Reading also enables pupils both to acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know. All the skills of language are essential to participating fully as a member of society; pupils who do not learn to speak, read and write fluently and confidently are effectively disenfranchised.
The big ideas in English are reading, writing, speaking and listening through which all students will: