Snapshot - Home Learning Edition


Welcome to our CTS Snapshot - a weekly celebration update. We would like to continue to share the achievements of our students during this uncertain time. Each week we will include new ideas for student challenges to do at home, nominations of students who we are celebrating in each subject, and updates from the home learning team. If you have done a piece of work you are really proud of, or have completed one of our challenges and would like to share it in Snapshot next week, please email this to with the title of the email being 'Snapshot', including a short description of your work, and we will choose a selection to share.

Active Northants:

Northamptonshire Sport have been running Active Northants for the last three weeks. As part of their offer to provide opportunities for teenagers within the county to be physically active they have been funding local partners to deliver FREE sessions in Boxing, Calisthenics, Dance, Fitness and Yoga. These sessions are free for anyone between the ages of 14 and 16 to sign up to and are a great way to keep yourself active and fit at home.

To help incentivise this they have added some exciting new incentives:

  • Northamptonshire Sport will be funding this for at least 12 more weeks to allow teenagers to complete the sessions as part of their DofE physical.
  • They have introduced a refer a friend policy. If you sign up 5 friends and they enter your name as the referral you get £5, and for 10 friends you get £10.

Register now at to get access to all these sessions live each week.



Great nominations for Maths this week:

Year 7 – Congratulations for coming 2nd for the most quizzes completed on Hegarty Maths, particularly Lexie, Kara, Oliver P and Oliver W.

Year 8 – Positive attitude and effort on the Home Learning Tasks, particularly Kiera T, Ruben and Nikola.

Year 9 – 9Y for completing the most quizzes on Hegarty Maths and making great progress in Home Learning. Also Oscar S for his lovely presentation and methods shown when completing Hegarty Maths tasks.

Year 10 – Great to see you back in school with a positive attitude in the Maths lessons.

Mr Lee would also like to say well done to the following Year 8's who have scored 100% on all four learning loop quizzes, Annie, Kian, Syzmon, Myrtle, Dylan, Ella, Thomas, Tanya, Melissa and Jonathan. A special mention for Year 10 student Jermaine for an extremely enthusiastic start to new year 10 blended learning – completing his assignment and quizzes to a fantastic standard.


Here are the team nominations for this week:

Year 10 Drama:

Marli, Mya, Dragos, Tamsyn and Summer for great work on their plot timelines.

Year 9 English:

Lana, Ana, Alicja, Seth and Rohan for using gothic conventions in their creative writing.

Year 7 English:

Shanice J, Jakun L, Dominik O, Rhys P and Todd for their effort and accuracy in identifying writer's techniques on this week's assignment


Year 10 students Marli and Ines are nominated this week for fantastic scores in the Sociology assignment. Also nominated are Year 9 students Bethany and Jayme-Lei for great effort.

Congratulations to 7TE for completing the most quizzes for RSCS and 8TA, 8TE and 8SW for completing the most in History.


Nominated this week are Year 8 students, Floreen, Theo, Kieron and Cjay for an excellent on their assignments and Year 10 student Grace for an excellent effort on her Titration Extended writing assignment.


The following Year 8 Spanish students have been nominated this week:

Theo - for the most incredible café dialogue, Victoria – for a fantastic and funny café dialogue

and Szymon S – for a brilliant café dialogue. Also nominated for their dedication and hard work are Nikodem C, Robert, Paulina, Ellie D and Olivia W.

Mrs Tams would like to say well done to the following Year 10 students for excellent contribution in their first week of lessons back at school, Rio, Dragos, Lacy, Shaylan, Gabby, Lucas N, Summer and Adrian.

Computer Science:

Well done to Year 9 students Samuel, Louis, Oscar S, Ben and Kyzer. All these students have really worked hard in iMedia and each week are not only completing the task but to a very high level. Mr Reilly is extremely impressed with all their progress.

Also nominated are Year 9 students Dragos and Sam C for excellent knowledge and hard work in computer science on the topic of IDE’s.

Design and Technology:

Well done to Year 10 students Toby, Brady and Dagmara for an excellent assignment result.

Snapshot Student Challenges

Each week we will be setting you some extra challenges on Snapshot to do at home. Send us pictures of your successes to: to share in our next edition.

Life Skills Challenge

Teach someone a new skill. This may be a younger sibling, or perhaps an adult in your house. What have you learnt that you could share with them?

Creative Commission

Create a ‘little box of friendship’ and leave on the doorstep for a neighbour. See our Enrichment page on the home learning section of the website for more details and the box template. Take a photo of your box and send to us to share your creation.

Following on from last week's creative commission where students were asked to create something beautiful using water, the pictures below were taken by Year 9 student Dwayne and Year 8 student Dylan C.

Enrichment Inspiration

Sell your socks! won’t literally be selling them for money, but you can practice your persuasive language and sales techniques by ‘pitching’ to your friends or family why your socks are the best. Perhaps you could have a competition – who is the most convincing?
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Weekly Winners May 25th – May 31st

Highest number of students taking quizzes – 7CO
Highest number of quizzes passed – 7CO
Highest number of words read – 7CO

Focus Feature:

Each week we have featured what our teaching staff have been doing during lockdown this week is the turn of PE, here is what the team have been doing.

It is really important that although there are restrictions we continue to exercise for our health and well-being, walking is a great way to do this. It has been great to see so many people taking up fitness activities such as running, cycling, walking and doing this as a family.

Careers News:

Careers information is being sent through Tutor groups in Teams and our Careers Advisor Julie Thompson can be contacted for advice by either parents or students via email at: