Parent News

Summer Term 2020
Friday 5 June 2020

Summer Term 2020 Continues...

PROUD - Perseverance“Welcome back to the final weeks of the summer term” does not have the same ‘ring’ to it this year! Over the coming six weeks, we continue with home study for most of our students, although we may be seeing some back in school for some face-to-face lessons - information will be sent to parents as this situation develops.
Next week, our online provision will be expanding to include a number of live lessons that students will access or ‘attend’, if they wish (with parental permission), alongside pre-recorded lessons and other work set by teachers. Each school day students will have access to one live lesson (which will also be available as a recorded lesson), one pre-recorded lesson and two online lessons. This will help make lessons more interactive and give students a chance GoogleMeetto be taught by their teachers during lockdown. The live lessons will take place through GoogleMeet, and an invitation to participate, will appear on the students’ personal Google Classroom page, for that subject and in Show My Homework. Live lessons will be available each day at the following times - Year 7 - 9:00am; Year 8 - 10:00am; Year 9 - 11:00am and Year 10 at 12:00 noon.
See our Home Study Page for all the timetables.
In addition, today we launch the first of our Friday assemblies for each year group. These will be pre-recorded and released online each Thursday evening, an email with the link will be sent to student’s school email addresses. The presentation used for each assembly will be available afterwards for your information. Please encourage students to participate in these assemblies.

A Marathon Effort

PROUD - UnityA couple of weeks ago we reported that Year 10 student Alfie, was running 5km each day for seven consecutive days fundraising for the NHS Heroes. He achieved his goal, running a total of 22miles, just A Marathon Effortshort of a marathon. So far, Alfie has managed to raise over £1500 (including Gift Aid donations) for NHS Charities Together, who are supporting NHS staff and volunteers, caring for Covid-19 patients. Well done Alfie!

English Literature – ‘A Monster Calls’

This year our Year 8 students have been studying ‘A Monster Calls’ written by Patrick Ness and earlier last month, a group of students were scheduled to travel to the Theatre Royal Norwich to see the production.
English Literature – ‘A Monster Calls’
As this was not possible, we are delighted that another theatre has made their production available online. The Bristol Old Vic are streaming their stage production from today until next Friday, 12th June – We recommend that all of our Year 8 students watch the production to help reinforce their learning. This may also be of interest to Year 7 students, who will be studying the text next year, as well as being beneficial revision for our Year 9 students.

Harry Potter – Maths Escape Room

One of our new maths teachers, Miss Bartlett, is currently developing a new maths problem solving activity, based on Harry Potter and the Escape Room concept.
Harry Potter – Maths Escape RoomAs part of our online home study provision, Miss Bartlett has kindly agreed to share each of the problems with CCHS students as a light-hearted way to get them thinking! Each week we will be sharing one Happy Potter based problem for everyone to solve! Attempt Problem 1 HERE Many thanks to Year 8 and 9 students Rebecca and Jessica Degen, who volunteered to trial the first two stages in their own time. They provided some invaluable feedback that is helping Miss Bartlett to further develop the resource.