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14:12 PM - 21 Sep 2018

Great turnout for our first of the year watching - the picture quality on our new projection system is incredible - and we still have space for more viewers next week! Also, why not join our Film Club online? You can request future films. Details from Mr H! https://t.co/NjXLeZUrDb

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13:21 PM - 21 Sep 2018

Retweeted From Steven Chapman PE

Really insightful and helpful talk by about SEND pupils! https://t.co/SFVGGBDAgM

22:35 PM - 20 Sep 2018

Retweeted From About Thames Ditton

Sports Awards this evening. What a privilege to hear guest speaker, British explorer, tell her story. This incredible lady inspired the kids, parents and teachers with her motivational speech.

22:34 PM - 20 Sep 2018

Retweeted From HWS PE Dept

What a fantastic sports awards evening. Huge thanks to for her inspirational words and well done to all of our students on their achievements 🙌🏽

17:49 PM - 20 Sep 2018

We are very much looking forward to hosting 60 students from tomorrow for a conference on - and interested to read their thoughts, reflections and questions on the hashtag

16:35 PM - 19 Sep 2018

Film Club starts back tomorrow! 1.40-3.30pm in the Main Hall, open to all students in Y7-10. Come along! Bring lunch/snacks. Our first film is Ender's Game, one of Mr Holmes' favourites! Film Club is every Friday after school in the Main Hall and is supported by

18:16 PM - 16 Sep 2018

Retweeted From HWS PE Dept

Just a couple of days left to buy Sports Awards Evening tickets. Please remember a ticket is needed for the student as well as an additional ticket if they are bringing a parent/carer.

10:38 AM - 15 Sep 2018

Hello , very sorry to hear about this and thanks for bringing it to our attention. Could you possibly take a photo of it and send it to us in a DM so we can get it fixed? Alternatively please send it in an email to sholmes.co.uk? Many thanks!

21:40 PM - 12 Sep 2018

Retweeted From HWS PE Dept

HWS PE department are looking for raffle/auction prizes for their upcoming Sports Awards evening. If there are any local businesses who feel they may be able to donate a prize we would be very grateful and happy to recognise their support.

21:39 PM - 12 Sep 2018

Retweeted From HWS PE Dept

First fixture of the year today and the first W on the board. Congratulations to our 6th form boys who ran out 4-0 winners against Glyn. ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️

Literacy Support

Literacy is a right.  It is implicit in the right to education.  It is recognised as a right, explicitly for both children and adults, in certain international conventions and is included in key international declarations.

The rationale for recognising literacy as a right is the set of benefits it confers on individuals, families, communities and nations. Indeed, it is widely reckoned that, in modern societies ‘literacy skills are fundamental to informed decision-making, personal empowerment, active and passive participation in local and global social community.’  (Stromquist, 2005)

An ever increasing amount of importance is being placed on the use of spelling, punctuation and grammar  (SPaG) for students at GCSE and the quality of written communication at A ‘Level, and at Hinchley Wood School we have a whole-school commitment to ensure that every child is fully prepared to achieve well here as well as having good literacy skills for later life.

Students have been introduced to the ‘Naughty Forty’ list of words – those being the forty most commonly misspelt words in Hinchley Wood School – and are encouraged to actively use these in their subjects to ensure familiarity. Students in Key Stage Three are tested on these regularly in English. Other Literacy activities are delivered through tutor time too, where common mistakes are highlighted and rectified, such as the use of apostrophes and capital letters as well as whole-school competitions and initiatives.

On this section of the website you can find these tutor activities should you wish to work on these with your child at home, as well as other useful information, such as the ‘Naughty Forty’ list of words and a list of which current GCSE subjects are subject to separate spelling, punctuation and grammar marks.

 

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