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13:19 PM - 22 May 2018

Retweeted From National Autistic Society

Wonderful to hear that a talented student from our Cullum Centre is a finalist in the awards. Well done Greta, what an achievement! https://t.co/6SBjsFe0aO https://t.co/dDmCnlpnK3

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15:32 PM - 24 Apr 2018

Retweeted From Thames Ditton Jrs

Isn’t science awesome?! Year 6 visiting https://t.co/uX1QYIfXSK

11:02 AM - 24 Apr 2018

Good luck to our Year 11 students this week doing GCSE French, German and Spanish speaking exams!

09:41 AM - 24 Apr 2018

Retweeted From HWSMFL

Good luck to all of our Y11 language students doing their speaking tests this week!

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11:57 AM - 17 Apr 2018

Retweeted From HWSMFL

We've explored Park Güell in the glorious weather (about time!) and are now heading to Barceloneta for a picnic on the beach! Great to spend a day exploring all together with our exchange partners! https://t.co/U64Z4d3dTa

03:55 AM - 17 Apr 2018

Retweeted From Music

Hey to all Senior Jazz - hope you had a great holiday- big Jazz Day coming up on May 3rd. We start rehearsals tomorrow Tuesday. See you then.

17:32 PM - 16 Apr 2018

Retweeted From HWS PE Dept

Calling on all of our students who are competing at county/regional/national or academy club level to fill out our sporting achievements form! Has been sent home to parents by email🏊‍♂️⚽️🏀🏈🎾🏸🏓🏐🏒🏑🏏🥋🥊🎽🏋️‍♂️🤸‍♂️🏌️‍♀️🤾‍♂️🧗‍♂️🚵‍♂️🚣‍♀️💃🕺🥇🏆

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17:32 PM - 16 Apr 2018

Retweeted From HWSMFL

It's the final evening of our fantastic Spanish exchange 😢. A great day today in Barcelona, visiting La Padrera and the Boqueria Market. Tonight is our last chance to have delicious tapas (& for Mrs Martin to scoff even more Patatas Bravas!) Thanks to everyone ! https://t.co/gC6v07FsMF

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15:16 PM - 13 Apr 2018

Retweeted From HWSMFL

A fab day in visiting the and getting to know the city, with ice cream. And some lush tapas for the teachers! https://t.co/ZBZID7mxls

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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