CCHS Weekly News

Spring Term 2021
Friday 26th March 2021
Remember clocks go forward by one hour to British Summer Time on Sunday morning!

Happy EasterHappy Easter

Today signifies the end of the Spring Term with two weeks Easter holiday to enjoy before we return to school for the summer term on Monday, 12th April at 8.45am. We would also like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy Easter; try not to eat too many chocolate eggs!

Literacy @ CCHS

Literacy @ CCHS Kids automatically and subconsciously read more when we turn on subtitles! Turning on the subtitles while children are watching television can double the chances of a child becoming good at reading. It’s so brilliantly Turn on the Subtitlessimple and can help children’s literacy so much. Same Language Subtitling (SLS) has, for years, been recognised for language learning but there is also strong and growing evidence that subtitling helps improve reading skills. Word for word, what you hear is what you read, in perfect timing. Find out more - https://turnonthesubtitles.org/

Lateral Flow Device Home Testing

Please remember that Student Home testing continues throughout the Easter break – every Sunday and Wednesday evening. Students have been issued with a third home test kit in school today (3 tests – 9 in total).
Please follow these links to help you with this process:
• Our ‘How and When to conduct you home test’ video presentation is available HERE.
• The Government produced Self-Testing Instruction Video is available HERE.
Dates for testing: Test 3 - Sunday 28th March; Test 4 - Wednesday 31st March; Test 5 - Sunday 4th April; Test 6 - Wednesday, 7th April. Test 7 should be done on Sunday 11th April before returning to school on Monday 12th April. Home testing will then continue into the summer term. Please continue to log the results of each test at www.testregister.co.uk/login

Talented Singer's Recording Deal

Year 11 student, Faith has been busy focusing on her music over the last few years. Since winning Factor Essex in 2017, she has released 3 original singles and is about to release her 4th. Faith writes all her own material and has already clocked-up over 12 thousand Spotify streams and 45 thousand YouTube views of her videos. She has also been fortunate to have been featured on BBC Introducing Music and has given numerous radio interviews. As a result of this publicity Faith was approached by a record label and has since signed with London recording label ‘Regent Street Records’, whose co-founder is also the Musical and Artistic director of Virgin Records UK. Over the coming years Faith plans to focus on writing more and increasing her released content, as well as helping to represent women in the music industry. Well done Faith and we look forward to seeing (and hearing) more from you in the future!

Active Essex – Easter Activities

Active Essex – Easter Activities
Essex ActivAte is the new holiday activity and food programme run by Active Essex in partnership with Essex County Council and funded by the Department for Education. Working with a network of holiday club delivery partners the programme provides FREE face to face clubs for young people who are eligible for benefits based free school meals, as well as young people from working families who would benefit from this extra support.
Clubs will include fun activities, including sports and arts & crafts, for at least 4 hours per day over 8 days of the Easter holidays. Plus every child will get a healthy, tasty lunch!
For those who are not able to attend we are also providing a free activity pack which can be downloaded from our website (to be released on Monday 29th March). For further information about the face-to-face activities available, please follow this link.