Snapshot - Remote Learning Edition

19.02.2021

Welcome to our CTS Snapshot - a weekly celebration update. We are exceptionally proud of the resilience and flexibility that is being continually demonstrated by our students, adapting to a different style of learning. We will be sharing the achievements of our students each week, and will be celebrating those who put in exceptional effort or achieve particularly well with their remote learning.

Year 7 Head of Year Nominations and Lessons Stars

Miss Buffini would like to say well done to the following for consistent good effort and work:

Ann-Maria B, Georgia K, Jamie S, Gurkirat, Beatrice, Tanya G, Luboslava and Oliwia G.


Lessons Stars:


Trafford 7CO, Crystal 7ST, Olivier 7ST, Nicole 7CO, Tyler 7TA and Blanka 7CO.

Year 7 Nominations

Mr Strumpher would like to say well done to Mariana, Jakub, Beatrice, Radu, and Maisy (7SI) for exceptional work in Geography. Also nominated for submitting outstanding work are Nikole K, Trafford M, Blanka S and Viktoria S (7CO).


Miss Hankins has nominated her DT group who have begun working on the subject of one point perspective. Miss Hankins is very impressed with their efforts so far and pictured below is work from Eva T, Danil V, Oliver D and Crystal M.


Ms Hallybone and her Drama group have been learning how to evaluate live theatre. This week they started watching a stage production of the Disney film Tangled. Below is what Ruby H thinks of the production so far.


Miss Arshad would like to say well done to Max, Ben, Gabriella, Kaitlyn, Ann-Maria, Gabija and Georgia for consistently producing high-quality work in English.


Miss Graziano has nominated the following students for fantastic effort and attitude in Spanish: Lottie, Oliwia, Dillon, Luba, Veronica, Miller and Jasmine (7TU). Also nominated are Sean, Lara, Kevin, Florence, Finn, Vadims and Aston (7TE).


Mrs Vaghadia has nominated her RSCS groups, a lot of the students have been producing excellent work, well done keep this up!


Miss Patrick would like to give a special mention to Ivan and Kinga in 7SW and Sean and Kevin in 7TE for their creative Gumboot dance codes in Music.


Miss Jenkins would like to nominate Kamran and Mateus for their increased engagement this week with music work. Their listening skills were particularly good. We have also been impressed with how all of the Year 7s have been remembering to use the musical language that we learnt last term.


Miss Graziano has nominated the following students who have all worked incredibly hard and produced some fantastic notes in RSCS: Milly, Gabija, Duru, Erica, Georgia, Aleksandra, Jamie, Emily and Alijia (7CU),


Mrs Feeley has nominated the follow students for fantastic one point perspective drawings in DT this week: Klaudia, Ivan, Emily F, Max, Junior, Gabrielle, Terrie and Tyler (7SW). Also nominated are Mya, Kealan, Jennifer, Crystal, Charlie, Tanesha, Sebastian and Joel (7ST) and Johann, Ann Maria, Gabija, Amelie, Mason, Hayden, Alexsandra M, Jamie and Megan (7CU) for excellent participation in the PE challenges this week.


Mrs Gonzalez-Villamil Lean has nominated Year 7 students Beatrice F, Courtney F, Kasper Bu, Nicole K, Trafford, Blanka, Viktoria, Eva, Wiktoria, Fraya, Laila, Judah, Roisin, Kaitlyn, Max, Radu, Nayon, Addison, and Maisy for their sustained high standards and dedication in Spanish in every lesson.


Mrs Morgan has nominated Amelie H for great work in Art.

Crystal M - DT

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Ruby H - Drama Review

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Year 7 PE

Some of the fantastic work in PE from our students this week recognising the importance of staying active. Keep up the hard work all!
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Year 8 Head of Year Nominations and Lesson Stars

Mr Cox has nominated Maya A 8TE, Max B 8CA, Miranda C 8TE, Alfie C 8TE, Marian D 8TE, Lucy D 8TA, Rhys G 8TE, Gabby G 8ST, Chloe H 8ST, Rene H 8ST, Stas J 8CO, Olivia P 8TE, Toby R 8TA and Paula S 8CO for their consistent hard work and achieving good or excellent in ALL lessons on the engagement tracker last week.


Lesson Stars:


Marian 8TE, Lucy 8TA, Rene 8CA, Thomas 8SW, Joprince 8TE, Joshua 8TE and Stas 8CO.

Year 8 Nominations

Mr Strumpher has nominated Oliver J, Dylan K, Kitty K, Lexie M, Kara N, Angela O, Aron P and Isabella W for excellent work in Geography.


Mrs Feeley has nominated Weronika (8CA) and Harry (8CO) for recreating the recipes demonstrated in their DT lesson this week. Also nominated are Rene, Julia, Aadi, Max B, Kacper and Kurtis (8CA) for excellent participation in the PE challenges this week and Gretil, Greta, Arina, Nana, Bailey, Lucy, Mary and Sandra (8TA) for great activity in PE this week.


Miss Hankins has nominated Benjamin C for an amazing homemade chocolate cake and Ava G for tuna pasta made following a lesson tutorial in Food Technology and Esosa, Ellouise and Toby L for their fantastic homemade pasties.


Mr Chatfield would like to say well done to Freddie (8TE) for fantastic effort in PE, Freddie has been working hard to score points for his tutor group and stay fit and healthy completing the Eiffel Tower Challenge in PE each day for a week!


Year 8 have been producing flash fiction this week with Mrs Brown in English, describing a scene using the gothic sublime. We had some beautiful responses, in particular Tyler S, Olivia C and Kacper L.


Miss Graziano has nominated the following students for fantastic effort and attitude in Spanish: Leah, Ella, Harrison, Kacper (8ST). Also nominated are Max B, Roma, René, Kacper, Lily, Harry, Nadia, Julia and Weronika (8Ca).


Mrs Vaghadia has nominated her RSCS groups, a lot of the students have been producing excellent work, well done keep this up!


Year 8 have been learning about chord progressions, which is particularly challenging to learn at home. Miss Jenkins would like to celebrate Marian and Josh from 8TE for brilliant Bandlab pieces. Also, well done to Jojo who has taught himself to play Fur Elise on the keyboard, and sent in a recording.


Miss Patrick would like to commend the whole of 8CO as they just keep improving each week in Music – well done!


Mrs Rice has nominated her 8A1 English class for their wonderful creative gothic writing about sublime settings and the obscure this week. Mrs Rice has been really impressed with their creativity.


Mrs Gonzalez-Villamil Lean would like to say well done to Maya, Miranda, Alfie, Freddie, Olivia, Alicia, Zsofia, Tyler, Marian, Isla, Ava, Mariyah and Oliver for their sustained high standards and dedication in Spanish in every lesson. Also to Maya, Miranda, Marian, Freddie, Alfie, Isla and Tyler for maintaining these standards in their RSCS lessons too.


Miss Coulson would like to say well done to Lucy, Bailey and Nana in 8TA who have been incredibly active and positive in virtual form time conversations this week and Arina M for her excellent drawings for the award assembly.


Mrs Morgan has nominated Erica G for great work in Art.

Year 9 Head of Year Nominations and Lesson Stars

Mrs Morgan has nominated Mason L and Bo for their consistent hard work, well done!


Lesson Stars:


Joel 9ST, Jana 9CA, Ksenija 9CA, Cameron 9CA and Harley 9CA.

Year 9 Nominations

Mr Strumpher has nominated the following 9TA Geography students for great work:

Myrtle B, Dylan C, Willow I, Cjay M, Denis M, Isabel N, Talia R, Tanya R, Isla and Jonathan W.


Mrs Morgan has nominated Olivia W for fabulous Art work, pictured below.


Miss Vye would like to say well done to her English group for completing their assessments, in particular: Isla, Faizah and Tanya who put in lots of effort and completed their work to a high standard.


Miss Graziano has nominated the following students for fantastic effort and attitude in Spanish: Lilly, Brooke, Ella, Ana, Melissa, Ruben, Jamila, Kent, Thomas and Keira (9SW) and Paulina, Izabela, Neva, Alex, Nikodem, Will, Amelia, Ethan, Alisha, Joe and Gabriela (9CO).


Mrs Vaghadia would like to say well done to her tutor group (9ST) for their dedication to attending and engaging with tutor time activities keep it up!


Mrs Vaghadia has also nominated her RSCS groups, a lot of the students have been producing excellent work, well done keep this up!


Miss Lodge would like to nominate 9AZ for their hard work and focus when completing their English assessment this week. Special mentions for CJay and Alicia S for their exceptional work of a close analysis of the short story we have been studying. Also, to Dawa for his commitment to English as he spent some of his own time practising for the assessment.


Miss Patrick would like to congratulate Mason L and Rhema Z from 9TE who did a great job of finding major and minor triads this week in Music, also giving detailed answers in the end of lesson quiz.


Miss Jenkins was impressed with Nico C in 9CO for being so proactive in Music, asking questions in the lesson question channel.


Mrs Feeley has nominated Amelia, Neave, Joe and Aimie (9CO) for excellent participation in the PE challenges this week.


Mrs Brown's English group have been analysing language in non-fiction texts. Well done to Olivia W and Kia S for great analytical work and focus on language techniques. A special mention to Joel J who did so well making great progress when he found the task challenging.


Miss Coulson has nominated David M made an excellent poster about Covid-19 vaccinations in Science this week.


Mrs Morgan has nominated Cjay, Jess R and Olivia W for great work in Art.

Olivia W - Art

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Year 10 Head of Year Nominations and Lesson Stars

Mrs Feeley has nominated Alfie H 10CO, Katie G 10CA, Jayme-Lei 10SW, Anya N 10CA, Gus 10TA. Gabby 10SW, Alicja M 10SW and Abigail B 10CO for their hard work and excellent engagement.


Lesson Stars:


Brandon W 10ST, Alicja 10SW, Bethany 10CA, Cameron B 10ST. Alfie H 10CO and Jenna 10CO.

Year 10 Nominations

Mr Strumpher would like to nominate 10C and 10E Geography for their excellent work over the last few weeks. Special mention for Cameron B, Katie G, Alfie H, Zofia, Daria, Bethany S (10E), Samuel A, Oscar S, Jenna, Layla, Erin, Daisy, Niav, Seth and Layla (10C) for submitting good work.


Year 10 English Literature are looking at building essays from poems they have been analysing. They have been working hard to develop difficult analytical skills and have struggled but shown amazing resilience when they find things tough. Mrs Brown has said she couldn't be more proud!


Miss Williams has nominated Courtney H who produced an amazing fact file about a balanced diet for PE, pictured below.


Mrs Brown has nominated the following students for fantastic effort in English:

Milan K, Mohammed A, Marshall M, Zofia S for resilience when the task was tough and Bethany S, George S, Brandon W, Chloe S, Alex C and Josie for completing excellent sections of essays for poetry.


Students have been creating holiday brochures in Spanish with Miss Graziano who is super impressed with their efforts, pictured below are examples of work from Avantika, Tearlach and Holly L.


Miss Graziano has nominated the following students for fantastic effort and attitude in Spanish: Milana, Holly, Gabi, Daisy, Niav, Tearlach, Leila, Jayme-Lei, Neave, Finley, Ana, Sam, Jack, Kyzer, Dolton and Olivia N.


Mrs Vaghadia is very proud of Finley D for scoring an excellent mark on his end of topic Sociology test on families. He wrote an excellent response for an 8 mark question which was near enough full marks. Also nominated are Alicija and David S for showing dedication and commitment to their studies in Sociology doing excellent corrections on their end of topic test well done!


Miss Graziano has nominated the following students who have all worked incredibly hard and produced some fantastic notes in RSCS: Danielle, Ruby, Ellie, Oscar H, Denisa, Gabi, Daisy, Joe, Nive, Leila, Gus, Oscar S, and Angel (10B3).


Mrs Gonzalez-Villamil Lean and her Year 10 group are currently working on a Holiday brochure in Spanish, the following are naking amazing progress with this: Avantika, Layla, Rowan, Oscar, Jack, Danielle, Courtney and Rowan.


Mrs Firmin has nominated Jack B who made an amazing looking lasagne – he made the tomato sauce, and the white sauce himself from scratch and layered it perfectly!


Mrs Feeley would like to say well done to Gabby for an amazing healthy eating poster, pictured below.


Mrs Morgan has nominated Denisa, Milan, Hallie F, Holly L, Klaudia K

Courtney H - PE

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Gabby - PE

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Tearlach - Spanish Brochure

Avantika - Spanish Brochure

Year 11 Head of Year Nominations and Lesson Stars

Miss Arshad would like to congratulate Sam C, Carmen, Ryan F, Arnas, Klaudia, Lucas, Tamiska, Dina, Brooke, Sunny, Sonny, Patryk, Thomas, Ashley and Dragos for working extremely hard in lessons and producing high-quality work.


Lesson Stars:


Klaudia 11CA, Sam 11CA, Ashley 11ST, Sonny 11ST, Carmen 11TE and Thomas 11TE.

Year 11 Nominations

Mrs Brown has nominated Jayden M, Brooke, Kiero, Marli and Arnas for resilience and completing tasks in lessons to a good standard in English.


Mrs Vaghadia has nominated her Sociology class for their hard work and dedication this week. They have been covering some really hard content and the class have been really engaged and been producing excellent work. Well done year 11 Sociology Mrs Vaghadia is really proud of you.


Mr Godfrey has nominated Zak, Lacy and Tamiska for making great progress in their Physics lessons this week.


Mrs Cook has nominated Sonny, Dragos, Lucas, Klaudia, Sam and Carmen for excellent work in German.


Mr Rogers has nominated Klaudia and Liam for excellent work in Sports Science.


Mrs Morgan has nominated Alicia, Klaudia, Dina and Brooke for great work in Art.


In English with Ms Hallybone Year 11 have begun their ‘Unseen Poetry’ revision. Below is a lovely analysis of Brooke’s poem ‘The Soldier’ by Adrian K.

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Year 12

Mrs Brown has nominated the following students for excellent engagement scores throughout lockdown:

Morgan F, Ollie M, Dylan M, Debony and Lee R.


Lesson Stars:


Oliver M, Morgan F, Dylan M, Debony R and Lee R.

More Music Success!

Filip G in 7CO has passed his grade 3 Trinity College Rock and Pop Drum exam, and received a Distinction grading, which is the highest you can get. He took the exam early in the year, and only recently received his results. He has been learning the drums for four years as he started in year 3. He has online lessons twice a week and he says that he tries to practise every day. Filip said, ‘I like drumming and I hope it will become a future career of mine as it is fun.’ Well done, Filip, this shows real commitment to receive such an accolade and things are looking bright for your future in drumming.

Assembly Music Video:

Please find below the link to this week’s assembly music for Snapshot. This is a piece called ‘Summer’ from the four seasons and gives us a chance to think ahead to the lovely sunshine that is coming later in the year!

https://youtu.be/f7sxELqygn8