http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1331897398516445186

09:47 AM - 26 Nov 2020

"The class of 2023 have once again been doing great things around school this week. A special mention to Kiran who received the Head of Learning’s star of the week award" https://t.co/oeTi9vUNdT

14:54 PM - 25 Nov 2020

Our Art & DT department is now tweeting - please spread the word! https://t.co/puXFwzxqlZ

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1331214968470056964

12:35 PM - 24 Nov 2020

“Last week’s whole school assembly was on the topic of ‘making a difference in the school and local community this Christmas’. One of the key ways we want to do this is by supporting our local foodbank this year”. https://t.co/ArB7h41OA1

08:04 AM - 24 Nov 2020

Episode 2 of the MFL podcast: https://t.co/27iVq2QJHx

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1328986181183430656

08:59 AM - 18 Nov 2020

‘Another week and another set of students in year 9 who have gone above and beyond. A special mention to Tyler who was nominated as the Head of Learning’s star of the week this week’ https://t.co/6bG5vNFnoD

16:32 PM - 16 Nov 2020

Mr Poole in MFL has made a series of podcasts in which he interviews former Hinchley Wood Students about their experiences of learning a language and how they have continued to use their languages after leaving school. https://t.co/PVtB7TZ7au https://t.co/RI57Us6ze7

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1326812597295992833

09:02 AM - 12 Nov 2020

‘Mr Poole spent another enjoyable form time giving out this week’s awards’ https://t.co/7Gf3JgSQLJ

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1326107952915296256

10:22 AM - 10 Nov 2020

"Some of the scrumptious MFL Bake Off entries!" https://t.co/lrCKesPc3O

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1326107457190555648

10:20 AM - 10 Nov 2020

‘After some excellent MFL bake off entries our current house scores are below. Good luck to everyone competing in the House Spelling BEE this week. https://t.co/jtPesQx2eu

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1325806905055453187

14:26 PM - 9 Nov 2020

Christmas Card Winners 2019 https://t.co/kOCxIB2Lf6

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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