Snapshot - Remote Learning Edition

26.02.2021

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, recieve most lesson stars or achieve particularly well with their remote learning.

Year 7 Head of Year Nominations and Lessons Stars

Miss Buffini has nominated the following for their excellent hard work and commitment this week:

Veronica S, Jennifer C, William C, Mason C, Mateus D, Florence H and Tanesha S.


Top Lesson Stars:


Evie 7ST, Daria 7TE, Junior 7SW, Tyler 7TA and Jayden W 7SW.

Year 7 Nominations

Mrs Wynn has nominated Stefan D and Tanesha S who achieved 100% in their Find The Gap assessments in Maths. Pictured below is work completed by 7B1 work on Tessellation.


Mr Harley has nominated James S for his excellent single point perspective drawing in DT, pictured below.


Mrs Firmin would like to say well done to Ruby H who, following the demonstration in tutor time, made excellent homemade muffins, pictured below.


Miss Jenkins has nominated Peter N from 7TU who persevered despite having technical difficulties and did some excellent work. He was also super quick at answering the questions in the mini whiteboard quiz. Also nominated are Nicole and Trafford from 7CO for consistently great quality work within music lessons this term. Well done! Finally, well done to Jasmine (7TU) for sending Miss Jenkins a video of her playing a Lady Gaga tune she has taught herself at home.


Miss Patrick would like to say well done to Junior and Jayden W (7SW) and Jennifer (7TE) who have been making brilliant progress in Music this term. Miss Patrick was so impressed with their worksheets this week – keep up the good work!


Mr Jackson has nominated Emily F for designing her own tessellating pattern, in the style of Escher, in Maths.


Ms Adamska has nominated Beatrice F, Radu, Maisy M, Alessandro, Sean, Jennifer C, Florence, Kevin and Aston for their excellent effort and engagement in remote learning in Maths.


Miss Graziano is incredibly impressed with the following students for the amazing projects they have created in Spanish this week: Dillon, Will, Luba, Mateus, Oliwia, Mati, Veronica, Miller, Kamran, Teigan, Lottie and Jasmine (7TU) and Alessandro, Daria, Florence, Lara, Vadims and Aston (7TE). Miss Graziano would also like to say well done to Ann Maria, Gabija, Erica, Georgia, Duru, Aleksandra, Jamie and Alex Z (7CU) for their fantastic work in RSCS.


Miss Kritzinger has nominated Emily F, Abigail and Aston for excellent work in Science.


Miss Tooms has nominated Alex Z (7CU) for his excellent research and poster on Charles Darwin.


Mrs Feeley has nominated the following students for fantastic effort in the PE challenges this week: Johann, Gabija, Amelie, Mason, Hayden, Jamie, Aleksandra M, Alex Z and Alicja (7CU) and Pippa, Jennifer, Crystal, Charlie, Tanesha and Seb (7ST).


Ms Hallybone has nominated Gabriela (7CA) for a fantastic review of the stage production of Tangled (based on the Disney film). This is pictured below.

Gabriela E - Tangled Review

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Year 8 Head of Year Nominations and Lesson Stars

Mr Cox would like to say well done to all Year 8 students for their commitment to their studies and hard work this term. Well done all!


Top Lesson Stars:


Alfie C 8TE, Bailey 8TA, Chloe 8ST, Ollie 8CO, Maya 8TE, Kacper B 8ST and Paula 8CO.

Year 8 Nominations

Mrs Rice has nominated Maya A (8A1) for fantastic work on her short story in English.


Mr Horne has nominated Harry W and Sandra for their consistent hard work in Maths.


Mrs Wynn has nominated Dominic DS, Mariyah A, Jake R and Oliver W who achieved 100% in their Find The Gap assessments in Maths.


Mrs Feeley has nominated Nadia and Weronika (8CA) for making fabulous homemade pasties in DT. Also nominated are the following students for fantastic effort in the PE challenges this week: Max B, Rene, Kurtis, Kacper, Lily, Aadi and Weronika (8CA).


Miss Jenkins has nominated Joshua B, Miranda C and Marian D from 8TE for consistently outstanding effort in Music, and Maya A for an excellent EDM piece on Bandlab this week. Also nominated is Esosa (8SW) for completing all of the lesson work to a good standard, and improving week on week.


Ms Adamska has nominated Max, Kacper and Nadia for their excellent effort and engagement in remote learning in Maths.


Miss Graziano is incredibly impressed with the following students for the amazing projects they have created in Spanish this week: Kacper, Chloe, Matthew, Ainars, Harrison and Ronnie (8ST) and Max B, Kacper, Shanli, Lily and Julia (8CA).


Miss Kritzinger has nominated Rene and Bailey for excellent work in Science.

Art Work completed by 8CO

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Year 9 Head of Year Nominations and Lesson Stars

Mrs Morgan would like to say well done to the following for their super work this week:

Ana L, Cameron H, Conlan, Ella C, Georgiana, Izabela, Majec, Tanya, Jonathan W and Dylan.


Top Lesson Stars:


Joel 9ST, Rhia 9TE, Kia 9TE, Olivia 9TE, Alisha 9CO, Dylan C 9TA and Paulina 9CO.

Year 9 Nominations

Mrs Wynn has nominated Kacper B, and Faith M who achieved 100% in their Find The Gap assessments in Maths.


Miss Patrick would like to give a special mention to Ellie, Mason L, Euan, Harvey, Emma P, Dexter and Rhema from 9SW for their brilliant compositions on Bandlab!


Mrs Vaghadia has nominated Isabella G and Paulina P (9CO) for fantastic art pieces created. A piece of their work is below. Mrs Vaghadia would also like to say well done to her tutor group (9ST) for their commitment to tutor time and checking in with me every morning.


Ms Adamska has nominated Ksenija, Cameron, Victoria, Rhia, Jana, Kirsten and Olivia for their excellent effort and engagement in remote learning in Maths.


Mrs Brown and her English group have been analysing travel writing in English. Well done to Olivia W, Kia S, Rhia N, Julia D, Ella P and Jazmine S for excellent work comparing the environments in these texts.


Miss Graziano is incredibly impressed with the following students for the amazing projects they have created in Spanish this week: Gabi, Nikodem, Izabela, Robert, Aimie, Paulina, Will and Amelia (9CO) and Lilly, Ella, Jacson, Brooke, Conlan, Thomas, Ana, Kieran, Melissa and Keira (9SW).


Miss Kritzinger has nominated Halle, Cameron H and Jana for excellent work in Science.


Miss McGrath would like to say well done to Dawa, Kacper and Ellie for their dedication to Science this term.


Students in Year 9 have been introduced to the four colour theorem by Dr Horne, which was proved by mathematicians Kenneth Happel and Wolfgang Haken in 1976. The idea is that no more than four colours are needed to colour in a ‘map’ so that no adjacent regions have the same colour. Students were then given the task of testing the theorem out on their own maps and designs. There has been some fantastic work and pictured below is work by Ana L, Melissa S, Talia and Kiera C.


Mrs Feeley has nominated the following students for fantastic effort in the PE challenges this week: Joe, Neva, Paulina, Nikodem, Gabriela, Valeriu, Izabella, Ethan, Robert, Aimie, Dejan, Amelia and Nikola S.


Olivia W - Art

Olivia has created some fantastic Art work this academic year, below are some examples of her amazing work.

Year 10 Head of Year Nominations and Lesson Stars

Mrs Feeley would like to say well done on all of your hard work this term. Have a lovely restful break, stay safe and I look forward to welcoming you back in term 4.


Mrs Feeley would also like to say well done to the following students for fantastic work across the majority of their subjects:

Avantika 10ST, Abigail B 10CO, Alex C 10CA, Alfie H 10CO, Ellie I 10TA, Thomas J 10CO, Janna L 10CO, Holly L 10CO, Gabriela M 10TA, Olivia N 10CO, Dolton 10TE, David S 10ST, Oscar S 10TA.


Top Lesson Stars:


Ryan 10TE, Alex C 10CA, David S 10ST, Thomas 10CO, Jenna 10CO and Holly 10CO.

Year 10 Nominations

Mr Harley would like to say well done to Abigail and Avantika A for their excellent online learning commitment in Engineering and Oscar S and Jack B for their hard work in Design & Technology. Also nominated is Imanuels for his excellent progress in the Engineering assessments this term, well done and keep up the good work.


Miss Graziano is incredibly impressed with the following students for the amazing projects they have created in Spanish this week: Jess, Jack, Sam, Finley, Ana, Neave, Leon, Oliwia, Kyzer, Dolton, Bethany and Lexi (10CSp2) and Jayme, Oscar, Milana, Holly, Gabi & Leila (10ESp1), also nominated are Danielle, Ellie, Denisa, Gabi, Nive, Leila, Gus, Oscar S, Oscar H and Angel (10B3) for their fantastic work in RSCS.


Mrs Ferns has nominated her Maths group who have had fantastic engagement on this week's lessons and are making great progress.


Ms Hallybone has nominated 10B1 English, Jack B, Tearlach and Beau for working really hard on poetry comparisons and in 10AP1 English, Anya, David, Dolton, Cameron, Daniel, Naomi and Jason for excellent contributions during the live lessons. In Drama, well done to Anya, Holly, Cody, Thomas and Klaudia for reading aloud to the class the extract we were studying last lesson.


Mrs Firmin would to congratulate Jack B who made some Moroccan pasties with a homemade gluten pastry – not an easy feat! Well done Jack! Also nominated is Ellie I for amazing homemade cupcakes, Marshall for a great carbonara and Cody P for a fabulous chocolate cake, pictured below.


Mrs Vaghadia has nominated her Year 10 Sociology group for working super hard this term, tackling the longer essay questions well and producing high quality work. In particular David S, Finley, Alicja, Jayme-Lei, Grace, Bethany S, Naomi, Tola, Ben, Katie, Niav, Leila and Kelly for the excellent work they have completed.


Ms Adamska has nominated 10B1 for being hardworking and engaging really well in the Maths lessons this week.


Mrs Brightwell has nominated Gus, Pascal, Courtney, Amelia, Brandon S and Danielle B for excellent work this week on some tricky Chemistry.


Miss Tooms has nominated Samuel C for his fantastic contributions in live Science lessons this week.


Mr Abnett has nominated Ryan C and Ruby for amazing contributions and growing in confidence in Science over the last week.


Mrs Feeley has nominated the following for fantastic effort in the PE challenges this week: Sam, Josephus, Holly, Oliwia, Seth, Leila and Adrian.

Holly - Spanish Brochure

Gabriela M - Spanish Brochure

Jayme-Lei - Spanish Brochure

Year 11 Head of Year Nominations and Lesson Stars

Miss Arshad would like to say "thank you" to all Year 11 students who have embraced home learning. Miss Arshad is very impressed with your resilience, commitment, and hard work. Well done to all students who have been commended by teaching staff on a weekly basis. Keep up the fantastic work when you return to school. In addition, thank you to our in-school Year 11 community for staying positive, focused, and maintaining a calm and purposeful atmosphere during remote learning. Miss Arshad is proud of you all and looks forward to seeing you after the break.


Top Lesson Stars:


Jayden 11CA, Lacy 11CA, Rio 11CA, Marli 11CA and Arnas 11CA.

Year 11 Nominations

Mr Harley has nominated the Design & Technology and Engineering students for their hard work and commitment this term.


Mrs Ferns would like to say well done to Bradley, Liam, Kacper, Shay, Zak, Patryk, Jude, Ines, Ashley, Sonny and Junhao for achieving brilliant scores in all their Hegarty Maths tasks.


In Drama, Ms Hallybone and Mr Cox would like to recognise how hard students are working on their monologues, with a particular well done to Summer, Tamsyn, Gabby, Dragos and Sonny.


Mr Godfrey would like to say a huge "well done" to his Triple Science class for how well they collaborated and supported each other during an online Physics experiment.


Mrs Brown has nominated Arnas V, Dominik S, Jayden M, Darci R, Adrian K for excellent work analysing the writer's perspectives in two texts in English. Also nominated are Mrs Brown's Language group who have produced some great work this week and have shown excellent resilience, special mention to Jayden, Dominik, Katie, Alyssa, Junhao, Marli, Darci, Arnas and Rebekah.


Mrs Cook has nominated Tamsyn, Marli and Ana for great work in German.


Mrs Vaghadia has nominated her Sociology group who have worked really hard this term attending live lessons and completing high quality pieces of work.


Miss McGrath would like to say "well done" to her Biology group. Their hard work over this last term has been fantastic and Miss McGrath is looking forward to seeing that hard work continue after the holidays.

Year 12

Mr Reilly has nominated his digital media group who have work extremely hard this term and have proved it this week by producing an excellent assessment. Special mention to Debony who got a near perfect score (95%). This was down to her hard work and the resilience she has been putting into the lesson.


Mrs Brightwell has nominated Morgan and Niamh for excellent work with their Applied Science Course work this term.


Top Lesson Star:


Morgan F.

More Music Exam Success!

This week, we would like to say a huge CONGRATULATIONS to Marian D from 8TE. He has just received the results of his grade 6 music exam in Clarinet with Trinity College London. He has achieved a wonderful score of 96/100 which is a Distinction – the highest grading. This is such a fantastic achievement, especially whilst he has been unable to have lessons in person. He took the exam on 2nd February, and had to do this via video, rather than being in person in the NMPAT Music centre like it usually would. Marian also has lessons on the Drum kit, and is an all-round musician. He recently submitted an excellent Electronic Dance Music piece that he created on Bandlab as part of his home learning. Well done, Marian! This is a well deserved recognition of all the effort you have put in to developing your skills. Keep up the good work!

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Assembly Music Video:

Please find below a link to the assembly music this week for Snapshot. It is a piece of celebration for the end of half term, and is performed by lots of different children from around the world:

https://youtu.be/F-iV3llpHxM