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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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What is Spanish?

Spanish at Harris Academy Wimbledon is the study of the Spanish language alongside the culture of the different Spanish-speaking countries. In the world that we live in it is crucial that all students can learn a foreign language and are exposed to other cultures. Through learning Spanish, we promote students’ curiosity and understanding of the different countries, people, culture, history and beliefs of the Spanish-speaking world. I so doing, we challenge students to consider their own identity and place in the world and to appreciate and empathise with different ways of seeing life at the same time they can communicate effectively and comprehend the language.

Why do we teach Spanish at HAWI?

Through high-quality Spanish language education, we aim to stimulate students´ interest and deepen their knowledge of the world around them. The Harris Academy Wimbledon Spanish curriculum aims to equip students with powerful linguistic knowledge that allows them to become confident communicators to express their ideas and opinions, to seek information and to respond to speakers of the language. By developing students’ linguistic, communicative and intercultural skills, we strive to foster rounded individuals ready for lifelong language learning and entry into a global, more cooperative and more peaceful world. In addition to this, learning Spanish will provide the foundation for learning other languages, and will enable students to study and work in other countries and to have more career opportunities.

How do we teach Spanish at HAWI?

Our teachers are committed to develop our students’ linguistic knowledge through the ability to use language effectively for real purposes outside the classroom. Teaching is focused on developing the pupils’ competence in listening, speaking, reading and writing, based on a foundation of core grammar and vocabulary.  Our curriculum is taught using ‘Big Questions’ which students look to answer as their powerful linguistic knowledge develops through each lesson. These challenging enquiry questions are underpinned by three core themes. These are: Identity and culture, Local, national, international and global areas of interest and Current and future study and employment. These Themes are revisited throughout Key Stage 3, where students are encouraged to build a solid base of skills, language and attitudes, and they become increasingly complex and challenging as the curriculum progresses into Key Stage 4, where the application of more complex language and understanding of different structures are crucial for success.

Another essential part of Spanish teaching at Harris Academy Wimbledon is offering understandings of the culture of Spanish-speaking countries and encouraging positive attitudes to foreign language learning and to speakers of other languages. Each term, students learn about a new tradition, belief or custom in a Spanish-speaking country.

How do we make Spanish memorable at HAWI?

 A rich extracurricular and cultural offer forms an integral part of our Spanish curriculum as we know what a significant impact this has upon student motivation, a key determiner of a child’s success in learning a language. Alongside Spanish lessons, we look to extend our students’ learning by offering many memorable moments which bring the subject to like. These include such a Year 10 trip to Granada, in the South of Spain, a play in Spanish for Year 9 and 8 and a Subject day, where students get immerse in the culture and get to cook their favourite Spanish recipe! Along with theses fantastic activities we offer a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities such an optional enrichment lesson where students learn how to deliver a Spanish lesson and get to teach younger students at the end of the year and afterschool clubs where students use Spanish to listen to music, watch films and get to know more of the festivals in different countries. In addition, students are encouraged to take part in the multiple language competitions that we carry out during the year.

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