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Library lessons this week involve discussing the Carnegie Medal shortlisted titles, using the cover, blurb and first page as the starting point. Today's class favoured "The Girl Who Speaks Bear", but there's been a wide range of winners across the different classes.


7 Gibson presented an excellent assembly on Caring for the Environment where they shared some facts and some top tips on how we can do better to care for the environment in our own lives.


Fantastic display created by students in Spanish Club about Spanish in the world


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House Reading Challenge update: Butler took over the lead from Nelson but only just. It is incredibly close at the top of the league and much can change before the next results are announced after the half-term break.


A huge thank you to Jack and Aaliyah from for their inspiring presentation about life at the University of Oxford. Our Philosophers loved hearing from you and can’t wait to apply!


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Our students have borrowed 318 fiction books during the first three weeks of the summer term! Keep up with the reading!


Some of our students have been completing Constructions and Tarsia puzzles as part of their Maths lessons recently. Keep up the excellent work!


Year 8 students have been working on composing some music to represent a villain character in a film. Sanjay, Toshe and Jacob's composition is sounding great so far!


This week in Enrichment, they put these skills to the test with various team building and problem solving games.


On the upcoming Duke of Edinburgh expedition’s for Year 9, students will be working in groups to navigate and walk for 2 days with an overnight camp. Their key to success will be good communication, resilience and motivating peers in order to overcome the challenge as a group!


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Year 7 showing off their research skills in library lesson - absolutely brilliant effort and team work!


This week in Science: Year 9 had a hands-on opportunity to learn about the circulatory system by dissecting hearts!


Congratulations to the students below for entering the Linguachef competition with such great international dishes!


Some photos of fantastic student work in Latin!


Year 7 bringing Ancient Roman Theatre to HAWI


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Volleyball club has over 20 students who stay after Enrichment, 4-5pm, always keen to learn and improve 🏐


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Students came out of their first gymnastics session ‘beam-ing’ as they tried out the new equipment. Looking forward to using the uneven bars! Great effort 👏🏽


Year 9 students worked exceptionally well, learning how to put up a tent as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award!


This week in Science: while studying the topic of light Year 7 had the amazing opportunity to dissect eyes which has helped them to understand their structure and how we see.

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Latin, once the language of many of the greatest thinkers and writers of the western world, is an intellectually stimulating language which is the key to understanding many central aspects of Western thought and culture. Our aim at Harris Academy Wimbledon is to improve the life chances of all students through a rich, varied and diverse curriculum. Learning Latin provides an opening to Roman culture and fosters students’ curiosity and understanding of the classical world. A high-quality learning of the language should enable students to understand ideas, thoughts and different aspects of the life in the Roman Empire in written texts and read great literature in the original language.

Latin also provides the groundwork for learning other modern foreign languages as well as to know more deeply their own language. It will also provide 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. Learning Latin will encourage students to:

  • develop insights into the relevance of an ancient language and of ancient literature and civilization to our understanding of our modern world of diverse cultures
  • deploy their knowledge and understanding of the ancient language to deepen their understanding of English and other languages
  • relate their knowledge and understanding of the ancient world to other disciplines, such as History, Science and English.
  • develop research and analytical skills which will empower them to become independent students and enquirers, equipping them for further study in arts, humanities and sciences

The Key Stage 3 Latin curriculum must:

  • foster students’ understanding of certain aspects of life in the Roman Empire
  • provide students with the linguistic tools to be able to write and translate texts of different lengths using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
  • develop the breadth and depth of students’ competence especially in reading and writing, based on a foundation of core grammar and vocabulary
  • ensure students identify and use tenses or other structures, which convey the present, past, and future as appropriate
  • increase students´ use and manipulation of a variety of key grammatical structures and patterns, including voices and moods, as appropriate. 

The Key Stage 4 Latin curriculum must:

  • develop and deploy students’ knowledge of vocabulary, morphology and syntax in order to read, understand and interpret Latin texts
  • increase students’ knowledge and understanding of ancient literature, values and society through the study of original texts, adapted and abridged, as appropriate
  • provide students with the necessary tools to select, analyse and evaluate evidence to draw informed conclusions from the literature studied and be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the historical, literary and cultural context of a text

Please click here for Year 7 curriculum guide

Please click here for Year 8 curriculum guide

Please click here for Year 9 curriculum guide