16:54 PM - 13 May 2019

Retweeted From Catriona Riddell

Good luck kids in their kicking off today. Don't know who's more nervous, them or the parents!

21:01 PM - 8 Apr 2019

Retweeted From HWSMFL

Last evening on the Spanish Exchange. We’ll be sad to leave. Gracias Europa International School Barcelona!

17:15 PM - 5 Apr 2019

Retweeted From HWSMFL

We’ve all had a lovely first night with host families, lots of tapas eaten! Packed lunches collected and now off to the station to go to La Sagrada Familia in the centre of Barcelona.

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1114199930682400768

17:15 PM - 5 Apr 2019

Retweeted From HWSMFL

We have arrived at La Sagrada Familia. Ready to learn about Antoni Gaudí and the most famous landmark in Barcelona. https://t.co/RvE4kOWxYk

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1106508151266922497

10:51 AM - 15 Mar 2019

HWS support Comic Relief, Red Nose Day with the ever popular Bake Off! Students also wore mufti for a £1 donation for this very good cause. https://t.co/xBIaAIhRGX

12:33 PM - 16 Feb 2019

Retweeted From HWS PE Dept

Year 7 Sports Hall athletics competition at Esher tonight. Great performances from both the boys and girls teams. 🏃‍♀️ 🏃🏼‍♂️ Girls picking up 🥇and boys coming 🥉🙌🏽

21:08 PM - 13 Feb 2019

Retweeted From HWS PE Dept

The talent on display at tonight’s Gym and Dance show was incredible. From ballet to body popping and pretty much everything in between! Well done to everyone involved and and a big thank you to Miss Barton, Miss Brooker and Mr Campbell for organising 💃 🤸‍♂️ 🏆

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1095609788996698112

09:05 AM - 13 Feb 2019

“The Hinchley Wood School House Gym and Dance Showcase is on tonight in the hall at 6:30pm. Doors open at 6pm.” https://t.co/Ln6TZsZF0u

21:55 PM - 11 Feb 2019

Retweeted From HWS PE Dept

Fantastic achievement. Good luck! https://t.co/AnFTWNeGd3

14:23 PM - 10 Feb 2019

Retweeted From HWS PE Dept

Girls’ football is absolutely flying at HWS this year. Y7, Y8&9 and Y10&11 teams all through to the county cup semi finals 🙌🏽⚽️

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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