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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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Latin

What is Latin?

Latin was the language spoken by the Ancient Romans which then became the foundation of what we now call ‘Romance Languages’ – Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French and many more. Latin challenges students to analyse the grammar, syntax and root meaning of words which strengthens their understanding of English.  Latin equips students with the tools to read and understand original Latin texts. Through this, students unlock the ancient culture which pathed the way for the modern western world.

Why do we teach Latin at HAWI?

Learning Latin provides an opening to Roman culture and fosters students’ curiosity and understanding of the Classical World. Latin will enable students to understand ideas, thoughts and different aspects of life in the Roman Empire through translation and analysis of Latin texts. Latin is a stepping-stone for learning other modern foreign languages as well as enabling students to gain a deeper understanding of English. It also provides a strong foundation in linguistic and cultural competence, enabling students to break the boundaries of time and space and access knowledge and understanding of the ancient world, through reading and responding to its language and literature.

How do we teach Latin at HAWI?

Our Key Stage 3 curriculum follows the Cambridge Latin Course to introduce our students to Latin vocabulary and grammar centred around specific topics (e.g., Roman daily life, business, theatre and gladiators). This allows our students to delve into the Ancient Roman World, understanding their culture and way of living, whilst beginning to learn the Latin language. Our curriculum follows ‘Big Questions’ that challenge students to think across topics, Latin language and culture – a skill that prepares them for GCSE, A Level and further education in Latin, Classics and many other subjects.

Across Key Stage 3 and 4 our students develop powerful linguistic and analytical knowledge and skills that enable them to translate and analyse Latin texts. The importance of drawing on contextual knowledge during text analysis is a skill that students practice in Key Stage 3 and refine throughout Key Stage 4. As students progress into Key Stage 4 they tackle more complex grammar and syntax, equipping them with the knowledge to translate and analyse original Latin texts from authors such as Horace, Ovid and Virgil. By the end of Key Stage 4, students have a deep understanding of the language and culture of the Classical World.

How do we make Latin memorable at HAWI?

To complement Latin lessons at HAWI, our curriculum includes educational visits, lectures from external speakers and extracurricular opportunities that help bring Latin and the Ancient World to life. For Year 7, alongside learning about the Roman Baths in the Spring term, a trip to the Roman Baths in Bath allows students to see the magnificent building itself and hear from expert Classicists about how the Baths were an integral part of Roman social life. For Year 8, we strive to plan a trip to Pompeii, Italy to visit the town that was devastated by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. In Year 9, focussing more on next steps and opportunities that come with a further education in Latin and Classics, we invite Classicists to HAWI to speak on their experiences with Latin and Classics and enlighten our students on the benefits of studying the Ancient World (e.g., in 2021 we had a lecture from Professor Edith Hall about her career and life as a Classicist). In addition to this, we have a longstanding relationship with King’s College School in which their Year 11 and Sixth Form students come to HAWI on Friday afternoons to run an extracurricular club that complements our curriculum and the needs of our students. Annually, we also attend the Latin Spelling Bee which takes place at Harris Chafford Hundred. This improves our students vocabulary knowledge whilst enabling them to network with peers and avid Classicists.

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