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03/08/22

Retweetd From AfCLocalOfferKingstonRichmond

Welcome Ed! FUEL camp is free for children in Kingston and Richmond who are in receipt of free school meals https://t.co/DyuSoEorqC https://t.co/PPO7ZhGtES

01/08/22

Retweetd From FAN OF BARNES FOOTBALL CLUB 6th Oldest in UK

How far Girls and woman have come our . have changed WOMANS FOOTBALL FOREVER 🏆⚽️🤩 If you have a daughter, niece, granddaughter, pupil, and girl with dreams then sign them up at https://t.co/OpywKL1xKA

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1552964398251130880

29/07/22

Retweetd From Anna Freud NCCF

We're offering a free webinar to all students who will be transitioning from sixth form or college to university this autumn. Find out what to expect in this period of transition, as well as strategies for students to manage their own wellbeing. https://t.co/SGtApTLitW https://t.co/qPqpJm4sY0

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1550835726086021120

23/07/22

Retweetd From Richmond Council

We are hosting a pop-up event from 4-7pm on Monday 25 July with and for . Everyone is welcome, particularly parents, guardians and teachers. ℹ️ https://t.co/rSHmnw9iDU https://t.co/c2MEYTyqdS

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1550177818516099072

21/07/22

Retweetd From Anna Freud NCCF

Parents and carers can learn strategies for supporting their child with anxiety before exam results day in one of our free webinars: https://t.co/8s91P2oOYR https://t.co/OQdliXbXMA

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1549694187418836992

20/07/22

We love nothing more than losing ourselves in a good book! 📖 Over the summer we challenge you to read as many books as possible & even try a new genre or author. Check out https://t.co/AZGHDA3tTl for tips & reading lists to suit all ages https://t.co/blAa6Rquf0

19/07/22

Retweetd From Parents' Voice

, if your child is feeling anxious about the move from primary to secondary school, 's may help: https://t.co/vJDP9U5oUD.

19/07/22

Retweetd From Gareth Roberts

The tragedy at Taggs Island underlines how dangerous the river can be. The council & partners can only do so much but preventative measures, like fences at Teddington Bridge, have been torn down Parents need to treat this as seriously as drugs and knives and warn their children

19/07/22

Retweetd From Assal Ruse

Please do not go in the river. To all young people, in particular, we urge you to be the person in your group of friends who says no and reminds others about the dangers.

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1547609175961718784

14/07/22

Extremely generous book donation from & to our library as part of our commitment to diversify our A Level curriculum. Incredible range of young adult & literary fiction, non-fiction and poetry, all from BAME writers and thinkers 🙏 https://t.co/KapJKaDomE

13/07/22

We are so proud to have achieved this and of the wonderful students who participated. https://t.co/jdx6GdhTkI

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1547254556538687489

13/07/22

Retweetd From World Class Schools Quality Mark

We were delighted to award WCSQM reaccreditation to the World Class students last week - very well deserved https://t.co/TcS4RqgOqA https://t.co/Pjngs4WqHo

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1546532871367712768

11/07/22

Y7 maths students studying Probability were tasked with putting events on a washing line to describe how likely they are to occur. They had a great time discussing the different events. https://t.co/MejtIFtDYj

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1546523144772624386

11/07/22

Thank you to who came into school today to tell students about the FREE action-packed 6 weeks of sports, arts, music, fun, educational and developmental based activities available to young people aged 9 to 19. Book your place at: https://t.co/M5Qt7FKfdP https://t.co/dQM5UrvSxN

08/07/22

Retweetd From Jon Whittingham

Congratulations to all your girls from across both teams who took part today - played some great football across the tournament & with an excellent spirit

08/07/22

Retweetd From Jon Whittingham

Congratulations to all the girls who took part - excellent representatives for their school & in the way they played across the competition

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1545476319714107392

08/07/22

Retweetd From Safer Schools

Popular social media app Snapchat has been in the headlines recently. Take a look at our shareable graphic, highlighting the key features of the the app, the risks involved and our tips for keeping young people safe. Download the resource here👉 https://t.co/Jcd1t8jMG6 https://t.co/FMVmNZ3aQN

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1545454789928095745

08/07/22

Retweetd From Barnet Panthers

Fab celebration girls schools tournament in collaboration w Thanks to all the schools who came down Well done to one of our Barnet partner schools Mill Hill County for getting to the semi-final Congrats to for winning the final 🙌🏾🙌🏻 https://t.co/got1Q1OZ67

http://www.twitter.com/waldegravesch/status/1545454752607215616

08/07/22

Retweetd From Richmond SSP

Well done to for winning the girls euros competition today ! Brilliant! https://t.co/2bBKbFOVcu

08/07/22

Retweetd From Brentford FC CST

Congratulations to the girls on a fantastic tournament! 👏🐝 https://t.co/apszVnZl6b

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

 

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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