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28/01/22

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Pupils loving LAX englacrosse https://t.co/CpFX2FDBxg

28/01/22

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Yr7 Basketball looking at looking up whilst dribbling 🏀 https://t.co/hOHAEDE4nV

27/01/22

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HAWI's Book of the Week is an all-time classic family story of escape and refuge - it deserves to be read for many generations to come. https://t.co/jACkWuIBfb

27/01/22

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Another cracking Volleyball fixture! Well done to the Year 7 Boys team, who got the Win this week. Commitment to training is paying off! https://t.co/IldPN5jcyg

27/01/22

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day and Year 10 students were very fortunate to be part of a live webinar with a Holocaust survivor to commemorate the Holocaust https://t.co/15H707H7mt

26/01/22

The Year 7s have been busy this week with their instrumental taster sessions! https://t.co/fa4Ale0div

24/01/22

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Thank you so much to DofE volunteers Chloe and Riad for tidying the English and Performing Arts and STEM collections of books. It is a real pleasure to see the shelves so nice and tidy! https://t.co/Hcz4DIIEQU

21/01/22

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Well done to the winning Y7 team in today's library lesson. They used Reading Cloud to look up three fiction titles, each from a different section, and then managed to locate them on the shelves in less than 15 minutes. It was a brilliant effort from everyone in the class though! https://t.co/cyHM9bOuQn

21/01/22

Dowding Bowling House Trip! https://t.co/USQL3VuUhd

20/01/22

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Our latest new book arrivals! There is something for everyone. https://t.co/uecGLMqATC

20/01/22

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Want to pursue an interest or talent in Rugby? These are the clubs local to HAWI! Check out the Clubs Link notice board in the PE department. https://t.co/tu4sPNx3V1

17/01/22

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Last term's House Reading Challenge results are now up on the board. Congratulations to Butler and Ella in Wilberforce who earned House League points. You will also find five star book reviews - a great place to start when you need inspiration for your next good read. https://t.co/gIOgCS1zDC

13/01/22

Year 7 students have made a fantastic start in History this term in their new enquiry on the Crusades https://t.co/ox6Ooi3mpF

13/01/22

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A year 7 student returned "The Novice" today with the verdict "so good". Turns out that it was so good that he ended up buying the rest of the books in the series. What a great accolade! https://t.co/SobGwJs42W

10/01/22

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Y8 really impressed at the first library lesson of 2022. Great focus on book borrowing which gave us plenty of time for quiet reading. We finished off with a Reading Cloud refresher which they whizzed through with flying colours. It is great to have the students back in school! https://t.co/keanON7dhX

04/01/22

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Thank you to our awesome students for your fantastic variety of thought provoking, funny and imaginative Word of the Week sentences. We have drawn a winner from the hundreds of entries. Big congratulations to Krzysztof, 8 Gibson who is the lucky winner of the Kindle Reader! https://t.co/3KPOobDQjQ

16/12/21

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Volleyball was a new sport for us less than a year ago, but it has been popular and students are keen for more fixtures! If you are a school local enough to Merton (South West London) and interested in any friendly fixtures for year 7-10, boys, girls or mixed, get in contact!

16/12/21

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We’ve had many fixtures with over the years, but we were able to host them at our (relatively) new facilities for the first time today! A returning Girls Football fixture and the away team came out on top with U13’s and a draw with U15’s. Looking forward to more https://t.co/TlidOfkpAG

16/12/21

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What great play in our South London league against Wallington Grammar ! This is a new league for us but playing at this high standard is motivating and great experience for the players. https://t.co/G2C2ZOXI3m

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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