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17:33 PM - 16 Jul 2018

Retweeted From The Globe Players

We enjoyed our first visit to today with Macbeth for year 7!

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08:38 AM - 10 Jul 2018

Thank you to the brilliant () for an enjoyable and engaging lecture on yesterday morning! https://t.co/RLr53sSsIQ

06:51 AM - 9 Jul 2018

Retweeted From ChildrensBookProject

This is wonderful! A huge thank you to the generous families at - an amazing array of books and some fabulous summer reading for children with few books of their own. Thank you for sharing your stories ☀️☀️☀️ https://t.co/oAh5OABwnF

14:51 PM - 6 Jul 2018

Wishing the very best of luck to our students doing their Silver treks this weekend. You'll be great! Lots of water and sunscreen needed!

14:49 PM - 6 Jul 2018

Retweeted From Alex B

Thanks so much to Hinchley Wood Primary and for the 177 amazing books donated to this morning! All will now be sorted and distributed to primary schools across London. 📚📚📚

08:16 AM - 6 Jul 2018

We are looking forward to ’s lecture to the Year 10 cohort on Monday on of the Flies.

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09:01 AM - 4 Jul 2018

We are very much looking forward to welcoming our brand new Year 7 students to school today. They have a busy day ahead of them! https://t.co/yZEWwAHgGT

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16:35 PM - 2 Jul 2018

The final trek has been done, the Severn Bridge has been crossed and we are on our way back home after a grand practice weekend, ready for the big one next week! The students have done marvellously well in challenging temperatures - well done everyone! https://t.co/2QbUoLdmLc

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17:03 PM - 1 Jul 2018

A great day trekking, if not a tad warm! https://t.co/kOqaapY7hv

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15:14 PM - 30 Jun 2018

Our silver Duke of Edinburgh team are busy setting up their tents! https://t.co/4OPvrDeNxg

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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