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16:20 PM - 13 Dec 2017

Rehearsals are well under way for the Sixth Form Panto next week (oooh nooo they're not) (ooooh yes they are)!! https://t.co/D5DQWScNWo

14:28 PM - 8 Dec 2017

Well done to Y11 who have done the first two days of their GCSE mock exams!

22:08 PM - 3 Dec 2017

PRE visit: well done to Y10 who have been a delight to travel with this weekend. They have worked hard, listened, learnt and seen for themselves evidence of horrific human acts. And now to bed!

22:05 PM - 3 Dec 2017

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Will never forget meeting an Auschwitz survivor. Will never forget the tattoo on her arm or her story

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10:47 AM - 3 Dec 2017

PRE visit: excellent exhibition at the Galicia Jewish museum followed by student workshops and a meeting with an Auschwitz survivor, a former child prisoner who was a subject of Dr Mengele's experiments, who told us about her story and showed us her number tattoo. Very moving. https://t.co/ZwCqYSY32K

06:23 AM - 3 Dec 2017

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This will be one of the most memorable school trips Hinchley Wood students will make in their school years.

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21:31 PM - 2 Dec 2017

PRE visit: back at the hotel after nearly 16 hours out. Mr B's gadget says we have walked 11.1 miles, Mr C's says 11km. In any case it's been a good but hard day. Very moving visit to Auschwitz this morning, students laid candles and had a moment of reflection at the memorials. https://t.co/2Xav3CzUZ0

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12:30 PM - 2 Dec 2017

PRE visit: moving visit and moment of reflection at Birkenau. Now back to Krakow for a bit of down time before visiting Schindler's factory https://t.co/cGcSynGMDD

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07:46 AM - 2 Dec 2017

PRE visit: starting our tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau https://t.co/E3ipgiPAjF

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20:10 PM - 1 Dec 2017

Successful first day in Krakow for the PRE visit - walked at least six miles, had lush food and learnt lots. Hopefully an earlyish night before our visit to the Auschwitz museum tomorrow. https://t.co/TBAh1oojLu

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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