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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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Science

What is Science?

Science is the study of the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment. Science is continually refining and expanding our knowledge of the universe, and as it does, it leads to new questions for future investigation. Science will never be ‘finished’. 

Why do we teach Science at HAWI?

All students should gain a level of scientific competency allowing them to succeed in all areas of their life. Science equips students with the ability to describe and explain phenomena they notice in the world around them as well as teaching a range of skills such as scientific enquiry, literacy, numeracy and evaluation. Through Science students learn to understand that every effect has one or more cause and develop logic reasoning to make informed rational decisions about everyday Science contexts. For example, evaluating side effects versus benefits of vaccines or evaluating the development of new technologies in terms of resource availability, carbon footprint, energy inputs and cost analysis. Through scientific enquiry students are given a framework to question the world around them. We teach them how to design valid experiments to find answers to their questions while also developing creative problem-solving skills.

How do we teach Science at HAWI?

We have created a challenging curriculum that offers our pupils the opportunity to gain a breadth and depth of scientific knowledge. The curriculum builds upon the content taught at KS2 and prepares students for success at KS4, KS5 and beyond. The curriculum is mapped across the years in a spiral design. Topics are interleaved and get progressively harder each year. In chemistry for example, students learn about elements in year 7, types of reaction in year 8, bonding, structure and properties of matter in year 9, quantitative chemistry in year 10 and rate and extent of chemical change in year 11. Working scientifically skills are taught across all topics and it is expected that lessons have a practical element when possible. Across the key stages our curriculum is taught using ‘Big Questions’ which students look to answer as their powerful scientific knowledge develops through each lesson and unit.

How do we make Science memorable at HAWI?

Alongside science lessons, the curriculum at HAWI is comprised of many memorable moments which bring the subject to life. These include visits to the Science Museum, The Royal Observatory and the Natural History Museum. These excursions provide opportunities for students to explore a topic beyond the curriculum and engage with real life applications of the concepts studied in class. Alongside these excursions, students have the opportunity to meet science graduates and STEM ambassadors who have made a career from the subject for example in chemical engineering, quantum mechanics, or medicine. We have developed links with King’s College Wimbledon and Wimbledon High School who offer science workshops delivered by their GCSE and A-level students. These workshops offer the opportunity for our students to see academic role models and boost engagement in science. There is also optional STEM enrichment offered for year 7 and 8 students. STEM puts students’ innovation to the test by combining knowledge from science, technology, engineering and maths to design and carry out experiments or build and test products to solve problems.