15:26 PM - 7 Aug 2019

Thank you to all the parents / carers for giving the students such a lovely welcome at Heathrow and for your support since the trip launched! We (the teachers) had a great time and are proud of all the students!

13:51 PM - 7 Aug 2019

Have most of the bags, we won't be long (hopefully)

13:13 PM - 7 Aug 2019

We have just landed, see you all once we get through customs and baggage reclaim ✈✈✈

03:46 AM - 7 Aug 2019

First two legs of journey are over, both teams are currently in Doha awaiting our final flight, no delays thankfully... See you in Heathrow at 1.45pm next to Costa Coffee 👍

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1158168775016865792

01:12 AM - 5 Aug 2019

Team 2 have survived the jungle! The students have done brilliantly and are back in KK for a well deserved R&R day of snorkelling 🐢🧘‍♀️ https://t.co/l6vQtjqDFM

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1157192568150482944

08:33 AM - 2 Aug 2019

Team one clearing one of the ox bow lakes overcome with the zativa weed in the Borneon Jungle https://t.co/v2xZySCPvj

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1156575051950514181

15:39 PM - 31 Jul 2019

Team one arrived at Kinabatagan yesterday for their KOPEL project and have spent today collecting and planting seeds to help grow more trees in areas of the jungle affected by deforestation. It's been a hot but productive day! 🌲🌿 https://t.co/8gRz1aci3N

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1155761043706011654

09:44 AM - 29 Jul 2019

Team one have survived the jungle! We are back in Kota Kinabalu feeling very refreshed and clean https://t.co/ZV6peDebB8

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1155279563502411776

01:51 AM - 28 Jul 2019

Our time at KOPEL has come to an end. The students’ experience here will be one they will not forget and they are so grateful for the community’s hospitality 🐒🍃🚤 https://t.co/CcBE1UxKYH

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1154002009072140289

13:14 PM - 24 Jul 2019

Team one are enjoying our penultimate night in Survivor school before we brave the jungle! https://t.co/7oTi47wqba

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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