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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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History

What is History?

History is the study of the past and its relevance to the present enables young people to make sense of the world they live in and explore the role they can play in it. Engaging with the histories of diverse people in the UK and their relationship to the rest of the world is of pivotal importance in the growth and development of an inclusive community.

Why do we teach history at HAWI?

Learning the methods of historical enquiry enables students to navigate the offering of information and approach it with the necessary critical thinking. Through this powerful academic knowledge, history at HAWI enables students to locate themselves and their world within a larger and deeper understanding of time. Students will be able to discern the changes, continuities, similarities and differences in a diverse range of histories and interpretations of the past. This curriculum will provide a path for students to develop historical thinking to understand the past, its resonance in the present and its potential significance for the future.

How do we teach history at HAWI?

The KS3 and KS4 curricula aim to:

  • To promote historical and critical thinking amongst students and to foster the understanding of the role of historical evidence to support claims.
  • To increase students’ knowledge of a range of historical periods, people, trends and events – both to develop and retain a rich knowledge of the past, and to ensure students possess powerful knowledge that makes them ‘culturally literate’.
  • To provide opportunities to study both representative, and diverse histories for each student.
  • To strengthen students’ ability to communicate orally and in writing through the development of historical accounts and arguments.

All schemes of learning will be delivered through historical enquiries to ensure that the rich curricular knowledge is supported by continuously evolving historical thinking. Enquiries will include thematic and period studies to promote the development of a sense of chronology and the deep understanding of key periods and events. These challenging enquiry questions are underpinned by key second-order concepts, such as similarity and difference, causation, and change and continuity. These concepts are revisited throughout KS3 and become increasingly challenging as the curriculum progresses into Key Stage Four. Each lesson includes learning challenges that students work towards when answering the enquiry question posed in each unit of work.

How do we make history memorable at HAWI?

Alongside history lessons, the curriculum at HAWI is comprised of many memorable moments which bring the history to life for our students. These include visits to historical monuments such as the Tower of London which supports students understanding of Norman Britain, which they will study at the beginning of KS3. Alongside these excursions, there are optional enrichment opportunities in history in which students engage with diverse histories by analysing historical events beyond the classroom curriculum and they apply their powerful historical knowledge to better understand the world we live in today. We also offer History Film Club whereby students critically analyse films based on historical events and make judgements on the validity and accuracy of these interpretations as historical sources. These opportunities enable students to develop their communication and social skills, whilst also inspiring students and instilling a greater interest for the subject. 

Please click here for Year 7 curriculum guide

Please click here for Year 8 curriculum guide

Please click here for Year 9 curriculum guide

Please click here for Year 10 curriculum guide

Please click here for Year 11 curriculum guide