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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the title of the email being 'Snapshot', including a short description of your work, and we will choose a selection to share.
Following recent events students have been creating their own posters, this amazing piece was created by Year 9 student Angel.
Year 7 student Rhys G created these fantastic resource cards as part of his PE assignment
Rhys has created warm up and cool down exercises for all to try.
The Maths department have been tracking class engagement. As it stands the following classes (per year group) are the most engaged with home learning:
Year 7 – 7A1 (Mrs Van der Lith’s group)
Year 8 – 8B1 (Mr Lee’s Group)
Year 9 – 9*4 (Mrs Wynn’s group)
Also nominated are the following Year 8 students for their ongoing commitment to home learning:
Myrtle, Dylan, Ella, Thomas, Tanya, Melissa, Jonathan, Szymon, Falun, Kian, Ellie D and Year 9 student Kyzer for making corrections to his assignment based on the feedback he was given.
These students have achieved 80% or over on the Home Learning Hegarty Maths tasks set this week:
Year 7 - Shane, Greta, Lexie, Arina, Oliver P Oliver W.
Year 8 - Hollie, Kiera T, Isaac, Corina.
Year 9 - Jack, Dolton, Lexi, Avantika.
Year 10 students Carmen, Zak, Andrew, Jude, Ines for excellent results on this weeks’ assignment.
Year 10 English: Katie for really taking on board everything from the lessons and home learning in order to write a clear and persuasive speech. Sonny, LIly and Lucas N for their brilliantly written and interesting speeches.
Year 9 English: Ana and Alicija for their detailed analytical Frankenstein paragraphs.
Year 7: Thomas L for submitting a creative writing assignment despite finding creative writing really difficult – great perseverance. Todd and Nana for their effort and the excellent stories they wrote in their assignments
Year 10 Sociology students:
Klaudia, Lukasz, Katie Ellie and Ines for all working really hard on their assignments and achieving a high grade. Keep up the great work.
Year 9 Sociology students:
Jessica and Finley for doing really well on their assignment this week keep up the hard work!
The following Year 10 students achieved great marks in their Geography assignment:
Samuel, Brady, Toby, Marli, Lily, Tamsyn, Katie, Ana, Ines, Lukas and Carmen.
Year 8 students:
Ella C and Tanya for an excellent score on their assignment.
Year 10 students:
Carmen, Ryan and Tamiska for high scores and Katie L, Lukas, Jude and Mya for their hard work.
Mrs Tams would like to nominate all those in Year 10 who completed their assignments this week and said this week so many of you produced some amazing work and it has been really great to read.
Well done to Year 9 students Andrew, Nikodem and Jason for their original and well written assignments in Spanish.
Year 7 students Mariyah, Bianca, Jakub L, Maya A, Olivier J, Oliver W and Alfie C for working very hard and consistently in Spanish.
Nominated this week are Mr Reilly's Year 10 Computer Science group (10C), the quality of work each week has been improving with this week being exceptional across the class. While the class is working very hard, Mr Reilly would like to highlight Sam C, Charlize and Dragos who have shown an excellent commitment to their study
Design and Technology:
The following Year 9 student have been working really hard and done exceptionally well in their end of year Food Technology test:
Leila, Sammah, Dagan, Luke R, Jessica M, Kyzer, Jenson, Daniel C, Jack B, Eddie and Alfie H.
Well done to Year 10 students Abbie, Bradley and Brady for excellent marks on their work this week.
Miss Williams would like to say well done to Year 7 student Mariyah for fantastic hand written and designed warm up and cool down resources for the sport of swimming. Superb effort and she has clearly understood and applied the knowledge from her learning loops (pictures below).
Home Learning Nomination:
Since lockdown Year 8 student Riley has found a love for photography. This photograph was taken this week. His family have given him the challenge of 100 days/100 photos. He’s really started to enjoy this and explore new angles.
Snapshot Student Challenges:
Life Skills Challenge
Create a piece of art in response to the theme of ‘symmetry’. This could be a painting, drawing or photograph.
Spend some time in nature. You could go for a walk, or sit outside for some time. Turn off your phone and see what you notice in the world around you.
June 29th – July 5th
Highest number of students taking quizzes – 7ST & 7TE
Highest number of quizzes passed – 7ST & 7TE
Highest number of words read – 7TE
In this week's edition staff will share with us nature photographs they have taken during the school closure.
Mrs Rice found this interesting tree. It was half dead, half alive. She said she wondered how this has happened. It looks like something from a story or a poem. See if you can write a poem or a story about this tree.
This is the greenhouse Miss Keogh put together during lockdown, all the vegetables have been grown from seeds and this week she had her first home grown strawberry, very delicious.
Mrs Morgan grows poppies because that is her daughters' name and this year they have been bigger and brighter than ever. Mrs Morgan and her family have set aside a section of their garden as a wildlife area .
Mrs Brown recently visited Calke Abbey where you can apply for timed tickets for a dog walk. It's a National Trust site and a beautiful place to visit.
Miss Buffini took this fantastic picture at Grafham Water at sunset, another beautiful place to visit.
Miss Blencowe has taken lots of pictures, partly because she finds flowers so beautiful and just can’t look at them enough. It blows her mind that these things just exist completely naturally – some of the colours and details are just amazing.
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: email@example.com