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01/03/24

A great day of sport yesterday with our U14 Rugby team competing in the 7’s Tournament at and our U15 Cricket team competing in the Outer London Finals. Fantastic play from both teams and especially from our players of the tournament Eve HP 🏉 and Aditi A 🏏 pic.twitter.com/d0IV5uH3hI— Waldegrave Sports () February 28, 2024

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28/02/24

🏛️Dr Efi Spentzou from recently hosted a number of workshops with our students exploring Erysichthon's tale, unraveling themes of greed & hubris. Their visionary plan? Optimising green spaces on our school grounds. Thank you for helping us shape a greener future!🌱 pic.twitter.com/MyOtfdcKgk— Waldegrave School () February 28, 2024

21/02/24

Count us in🙌 We can’t wait to see everyone else there! Don’t miss out on the fun, buy a ticket on ParentPay today before they sell out!🤩 https://t.co/q9gWOAVL6y— Waldegrave School () February 21, 2024

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07/02/24

In celebration of yesterday, we’re sharing essential tips for parents for promoting internet safety at home. Read below to find out how to help create a safer digital environment!💻🔒 Head over to our Instagram for our top tips for students! pic.twitter.com/0id42L6I46— Waldegrave School () February 7, 2024

06/02/24

So far this half term we have had some fantastic performances at our tournaments!🥇Year 9 & 10 6-a-side Borough Football ⚽️🥇 Year 7 Borough Rugby 🏉 🥈Outer Borough Cricket Finals 🏏 🥈Year 8 Borough Rugby 🏉 pic.twitter.com/JZP6WVDQSW— Waldegrave Sports () February 5, 2024

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05/02/24

So far this half term we have had some fantastic performances at our tournaments!🥇Year 9 & 10 6-a-side Borough Football ⚽️🥇 Year 7 Borough Rugby 🏉 🥈Outer Borough Cricket Finals 🏏 🥈Year 8 Borough Rugby 🏉 pic.twitter.com/JZP6WVDQSW— Waldegrave Sports () February 5, 2024

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31/01/24

Waldegrave Medical Society gained invaluable insights from Dr. Kaamil Farooqi's recent visit. During his talk he discussed his current job at Inspire Dental as well as answering questions about dentistry careers and giving his top interview prep tips!🌟#Dentistry pic.twitter.com/PkXZoKVtyl— Waldegrave School () January 31, 2024

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31/01/24

Following Year 10’s Speak Out workshop, students delivered their speeches to our Year 9s, where Emilia and Uma emerged as the winners. They will represent Waldegrave at the Richmond Regional Final in March. Good luck! pic.twitter.com/ZXya4sdHUx— Waldegrave School () January 31, 2024

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31/01/24

🎉 Well done to the group of students who tackled the Oxford University Computing Challenge earlier this month! Their computational and logical thinking skills were on full display. Well done to everyone for their dedication and hard work!💡 pic.twitter.com/fIBa49r7si— Waldegrave School () January 31, 2024

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31/01/24

Our Year 10 students recently delved into the world of bioengineering at !🔬 From exploring hand biomechanics to understanding backbone shape and ventilator physics, they embraced with enthusiasm. Proud to inspire future women in science!👩‍🔬 pic.twitter.com/NvhhsgQlfS— Waldegrave School () January 31, 2024

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31/01/24

Our Year 9 students had a profound experience at Richmond Synagogue as we marked . They listened to Agnes Kaposi's remarkable journey as a Holocaust Survivor, embracing values of citizenship, dialogue, and diversity. 🌟 pic.twitter.com/79EPCWgcoB— Waldegrave School () January 31, 2024

31/01/24

🎉 Wrapping up an eventful first month of the Spring Term and 2024! 📚 From engaging guest speakers to exciting field trips, our students have been on a roll! Stay tuned as we share some of the fantastic moments we've shared at Waldegrave this month. — Waldegrave School () January 31, 2024

30/01/24

Fantastic to welcome over 130 musicians from seven partner schools for the 2024 ISSP Music Day. Looking forward to a wonderful day of music making!🎺🎻🎶 pic.twitter.com/LXOGvIQcTr— Hampton School Partnerships () January 30, 2024

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30/01/24

Fantastic to welcome over 130 musicians from seven partner schools for the 2024 ISSP Music Day. Looking forward to a wonderful day of music making!🎺🎻🎶 pic.twitter.com/LXOGvIQcTr— Hampton School Partnerships () January 30, 2024

26/01/24

‼️ talks politics with Waldegrave School students ‼️The former Blair strategist and spoke to about world affairs, democracy, his career and mental health 👇https://t.co/V5oFHeq1Jm— Twickenham Nub News () January 26, 2024

26/01/24

‼️ Alastair Campbell talks politics with Waldegrave School students‼️The former Blair strategist and host spoke to about world affairs, democracy, his career and mental health📚Tap to find out more👇https://t.co/fa3Wqu8rci— Teddington Nub News () January 26, 2024

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26/01/24

‼️ talks politics with Waldegrave School students ‼️The former Blair strategist and spoke to about world affairs, democracy, his career and mental health 👇https://t.co/V5oFHeq1Jm— Twickenham Nub News () January 26, 2024

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26/01/24

‼️ Alastair Campbell talks politics with Waldegrave School students‼️The former Blair strategist and host spoke to about world affairs, democracy, his career and mental health📚Tap to find out more👇https://t.co/fa3Wqu8rci— Teddington Nub News () January 26, 2024

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24/01/24

A huge thank you for visiting us and delivering an inspiring talk to our students today! Your discussion on and resonated with our students. Your time and passion are greatly appreciated!🙌✨ https://t.co/ZOkM5qsF9W— Waldegrave School () January 24, 2024

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04/01/24

Did you have a fantastic festive break?🎄Share your favourite holiday moments with us in the comments!✨As we step into the New Year, we wish you all joy and success. We are excited to welcome everyone back for the Spring Term starting this Monday!🌷💖#2024NewYear pic.twitter.com/TcA5LBzK9A— Waldegrave School () January 4, 2024

Literacy

 

Literacy Across the Curriculum

At Waldegrave School, we aim to help students be successful in their future, whatever path they take. Students learn to express themselves in writing and through speech, to listen to others' viewpoints and communicate effectively.  All teachers are involved in raising students' literacy and our students have plenty of opportunities to develop their reading,  writing and speaking skills across the curriculum.

 

Reading Lists

We have put together recommended reading lists for each Key Stage and would encourage all students to try as many new genres and authors as possible.  Your local library is great place to find these texts as well as local bookshops.

Suggested Reading List for Years 7 & 8

Suggested Reading List for Years 9 & 10

Suggested Reading List for Years 11, 12 & 13

Carnegie and Greenaway Medal Shortlist Texts

 

Read With Me initiative

All form groups across Y7-Y10 will now participate in the ‘Read with me’ scheme as a fun way to promote reading for pleasure amongst our students. Each year group will have a different book, and all forms within a year group will follow along the same book, with their tutors reading aloud to the class.
CLICK HERE to see which stories each year group will kick this scheme off with.

Tips to Improve Literacy

Students:

  1. Read widely.  Reading a range of texts regularly can help with vocabulary acquisition, spelling and learning rules of grammar.  Don't be afraid to stretch and challenge yourself.

  2. Find and read books that you're interested in and enjoy.  If you're reading a book you don't like, stop reading it and swap it for one you do like!

  3. Before writing, talk about what you're going to write.  The act of planning it, and especially if you vocalise it, helps you articulate your ideas ready for writing.

  4. Keep a journal.  Journaling helps you organise your ideas and thoughts, and reflect on your experiences. The more you write the more experimental you will become with your writing.

  5. Read through your work carefully, using a checklist of things you know you need to improve on.  It might be the basics such as capital letters and full stops, or it might be more complex elements like structuring your sentences for effect.

  6. Practise your spellings.  Some spelling rules can be really tricky to understand and learn.  Use your knowledge of phonics to sound out the word, or use the 'Look, Cover, Write' technique to check or learn the spellings.

  7. Keep a log of new words that you learn and try to use them in your talking or writing.  You may find that once you learn a new word, you'll start seeing it everywhere!

  8. Ask a friend to read your writing and make suggestions for you.  Someone else may be able to spot things you haven't seen and be able to make suggestions to improve your work!

Parents:

  1. Read with your children.  This lovely routine doesn't need to stop when they go to secondary school!  It's so beneficial to your child's development and a great opportunity to spend time with your child.

  2. We believe 'Choice and Chat' is a great way to help your child's reading. They can choose books they're interested in and you could have a weekly chat with them about what they're reading.

 

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