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18/05/22

Talal in Year 10 has created a clay vessel inspired by the natural form of a pineapple! The department can't wait to see what glazes and paints he will add once the pot has been fired in the kiln. Amazing work Talal! https://t.co/6km55b27fv

17/05/22

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A big thank you to the wonderful Michael Mann for a really enjoyable afternoon. Our Y7 students were so inspired by the talk and had millions of questions about "Ghostcloud" and being an author. https://t.co/GqllCLn7HT

16/05/22

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Great to see Monica and Angelica in assembly this morning performing a traditional Bulgarian dance the ‘Koprivshtitsa’. This dance is traditionally performed to celebrate the harvest, welcome spring and encourage good health. A fantastic performance from both girls! https://t.co/60Za7KNQCW

16/05/22

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Miss Gasowski hosting this weeks GeoTalk ‘Colonisation of the DRC - a brief history’ https://t.co/jAhH231qgY

12/05/22

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Podium places for girls shot put, with HAWI claiming Bronze and Silver in year 7 and Gold in year 9! https://t.co/wSrwfdveLj

12/05/22

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93 students took part in the 2022 Borough Athletics competition. I am delighted to announce that HAWI won the mixed schools trophy! Congratulations to all who took part. A further congratulations to the year 8/9 boys squad who won their age group trophy ! Thank you

12/05/22

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Yr 9/10 ready to race! https://t.co/cfnI6xnCUs

12/05/22

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Fantastic performance from our year 7 sprinters! https://t.co/b3dEke2rQ6

12/05/22

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Yr7 boys smashing their shot put this morning! https://t.co/7ceYuXaHRv

11/05/22

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Photo finish for James! Top work, 3rd place for hurdles https://t.co/70lsARMVGN

11/05/22

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Dominika finishing the 800m in style https://t.co/InAiTsc8Jr

11/05/22

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This is HAWI do it! https://t.co/I7tjBxbIEZ

11/05/22

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Alaa competing in the U16 3000 metre race and came 3rd. An incredible achievement finishing in 13 minutes ! https://t.co/OXHSClvFYS

11/05/22

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Is that gold I see ! Well done Sinai for finishing 1st in the Javelin. Isaiah for finishing 1st in the high jump https://t.co/yMuNWaquqo

11/05/22

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Bronze for Wiktoria in the High jump https://t.co/FmNsxknmTS

11/05/22

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Well done to Nadia- 2nd in High Jump. Tilly 3rd in high jump. Amelia 3rd in javelin. Bring on tomorrow https://t.co/dyUkYI4bCr

11/05/22

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Well done to all the athletes that competed in part 1 of Borough sports day ! It was well run evening and we came away with a few medals https://t.co/SNZhU3nVqK

09/05/22

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Here is an epic thriller which will also enhance your understanding of physics. Set in Peckham, we experience gang feuds and time travel with our hero Esso. A seriously good book which is soon to be a major Netflix movie. Recommended to our Y9 and Y10 students! https://t.co/bKmA4BAQgH

09/05/22

Please phone reception, 0203 962 4300, if you see any students in the playground. Apologies for the inconvenience caused to the families.

09/05/22

Thank you for your message. All students have been told in assembly that the play areas are for residents only. We will also put some staff on duty by the playgrounds at the end of the school day.

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What is English?

English is the study and exploration of literature, mainly comprising of novels, plays, and poetry. This study includes analysis, debate and the critical evaluation of published works of literature, both classic and contemporary. In conjunction with this, students are taught to engage creatively with texts, producing their own pieces of both fiction and non-fiction writing.

Why do we teach English at HAWI?

Engaging with literature and the spoken word, enables students to see and explore a world beyond their own experience. We hope to nurture a love of reading within our students which prompts them to read widely to build their knowledge of the world they live in. With a view to promoting this expansive outlook, within the English curriculum at HAWI we have ensured students read texts stemming from a wide range of political, social and cultural backgrounds and ideas. This provides students with powerful academic knowledge which not only enables them to engage with the world around them, but also form their own opinions, respect the views of others and ultimately become more empathetic and understanding individuals. Furthermore, through building students’ cultural capital and their understanding of language and its impact, students are in a much stronger position to interpret and question the society they are a part of and convey their ideas with increasing confidence, articulacy and effectiveness.

How do we teach English at HAWI?                                                                                      

Across the key stages, our curriculum is taught using ‘Big Questions’ which students look to answer as their powerful literary knowledge develops. Within English, in Key Stage 3 these ‘Big Questions’ are connected by an overarching theme for each year allowing students to make clear links between the texts and units they study. The overarching themes for each year are as follows: Year 7, Exploring Different Voices; Year 8, Identity; and Year 9, Power. This approach helps students to put ideas into a wider context whilst also preparing them for the demands of Key Stage 4 and the level of conceptual understanding necessary to achieve highly.

Additionally, the content of our curriculum in English is underpinned by four threshold concepts: Layers of Language, Authorial Intent, Structure, and Punctuation, Grammar and Vocabulary. These threshold concepts are revisited throughout Key Stage 3 and become increasingly complex and challenging as the curriculum progresses into Key Stage 4 and beyond.

When it comes to delivering the curriculum in the classroom, we put great emphasis on high levels of spoken language, with discussion embedded into every lesson. Pupils’ levels of literacy are expected to be excellent through this constant practice of rehearsing ideas through discussion, and then being supported in constructing these ideas into coherent and explorative pieces of writing.

How do we make English memorable at HAWI?

Alongside English lessons, the curriculum at HAWI is comprised of many memorable moments which bring the subject to life. These include visits to the theatre to see performances of critically acclaimed and exciting plays including A Christmas Carol, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime and The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Watching these plays performed live, not only gives students the opportunity to experience the wonders of the theatre but also further broaden their exposure to important works of literature and the valuable ideas they contain. Furthermore, during Deep Learning Days, Future Aspirations Week and special events, students have the opportunity to meet authors, journalists, poets and spoken word artists. Within these sessions students are able to see the many opportunities that can come from studying literature as well as being inspired by the stories and experiences they share. There is also an optional enrichment in English in which students hone their public speaking and debating skills. Students have the opportunity to take part in competitions and build their skills and confidence in oracy.

Please click here for Year 7 Curriculum Guide

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Please click here for Year 9 Curriculum Guide

Please click here for Year 10 Curriculum Guide

Please click here for Year 11 Curriculum Guide