15:00 PM - 1 Mar 2021

CONGRATULATIONS to Edward in Year 9 who won first prize in a Languages Competition run by the British Academy, which brings together researchers from universities across the UK to run outreach events to encourage the study of languages. https://t.co/iJbtp038Bw

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1356268657484177410

15:50 PM - 1 Feb 2021

"Another amazing piece of 'lockdown poetry' by Amelia in Year 11" https://t.co/EW3bcCdHVy

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1355127070788120577

12:14 PM - 29 Jan 2021

"An amazing piece of work form a student who would like to remain anonymous!" https://t.co/6vN7X04Nbh

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1351881111538982913

13:15 PM - 20 Jan 2021

"The Wear Something Festive fundraiser at the end of last term raised £871.50 which was split between the 5 year group charities - Thank You!" https://t.co/sWYmrVolO1

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1351848562276114434

11:06 AM - 20 Jan 2021

Retweeted From HWS House System

Our first House Challenges of 2021 are now live! You have two weeks to complete both of these challenges..Good Luck! https://t.co/lJddizRBXD

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1351540208873959429

14:41 PM - 19 Jan 2021

“Excellent work completed during one of the recent History live interactions by Matthew in 7OW!” https://t.co/G11vpCoki7

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1351445380102320128

08:24 AM - 19 Jan 2021

Retweeted From HWS PE Dept

The HWS weekly PE challenges are back. Check your PE Google Classrooms for more details and the link to the Google Form you need to use when submitting your entry. 🗑 🏉 💥 https://t.co/awllolwD8N

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1351445269318148097

08:23 AM - 19 Jan 2021

Retweeted From HWS House System

During our last lockdown managed to complete 4307 flights of stairs to reach Mount Everest, whilst raising an amazing £770 for the NHS. We are now planning for more virtual House events and can't wait for you to give them a go! Keep your eyes peeled... https://t.co/71HdHanpcn

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1351445016254828545

08:22 AM - 19 Jan 2021

"And some more cardboard transformations!" https://t.co/HgTuYhNoL3

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1351444383724433409

08:20 AM - 19 Jan 2021

"Some amazing Yr7 cardboard transformation task results for the twitter page, more to follow!" https://t.co/SHZG0GucPl

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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