15:22 PM - 2 Jul 2020

This is this weeks Assembly by Mr Murray https://t.co/94XGdOtSvr

14:16 PM - 2 Jul 2020

“Please see the link below for the ‘Virtual Introduction talk for Parents/Carers of new joiners in 2020’ Video that we have created. This can also be viewed within the Y6 Transition area of our website.” https://t.co/vE16QKMpy3

09:31 AM - 2 Jul 2020

“We are pleased to share our Year 7 Induction Video for 2020. We can’t wait to meet all of our new Year 7 students and we hope this video will give you a flavour of life here at Hinchley Wood School” https://t.co/PVMJ3ROMjw

15:42 PM - 1 Jul 2020

The winner and runners up for the Languages Art Competition - winner is Evie Yr 8 and the runners up are: Ethan Yr 10, Lily Yr 7, Ania Yr 8, Joshua and Brooke Yr 7. Prizes to follow. Thank you to all for the excellent entries! Look out Languages Competition which is food related!

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1278252585842028545

10:02 AM - 1 Jul 2020

Here is an excellent example of a flyer - students were asked to create a leaflet advertising a place of pilgrimage - this flyer looks professional and certainly made me want to go to Lourdes! https://t.co/fiqh5AAKtn

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1278252188855304193

10:00 AM - 1 Jul 2020

"Here is an excellent example of revision this week - this student has made excellent use of the Clock method; he has clearly highlighted key areas to focus on and will be very prepared for his test!" https://t.co/3eXISGVfCa

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1278245936486068229

09:35 AM - 1 Jul 2020

"More great MFL work for Wonderful Work Wednesday!" https://t.co/pDVjRagORe

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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