We are pleased to announce our CHS Wellbeing Window, to allow students time and space to do something for their wellbeing. We want to keep the balance right and help students spend some time away from their screens. Please see below different ideas of what to do in your 'Wellbeing Window'.
Our Wellbeing Window will be on a Wednesday each week, rolling every three weeks for each key stage. This means there will be no Period 4 or 5 lessons during this allocated window. Please see the timetable below for your child's year group Wellbeing Window.
Year 7, 8 and 9 'Wellbeing Window' expectations:
There will be no online lessons during the afternoons (Period 4 or 5) and instead we would strongly encourage students to choose something which they really enjoy away from their screens: read for pleasure, go for a long walk, play a board game, cook, play an instrument, take some exercise, knit, paint, plan a veg patch or pots for the garden or balcony, phone a relative, write a letter, rearrange (tidy!) a bedroom, ride a bike, create a photo journal, write, build something, fix something… in short, we have lots of ideas if your child isn’t sure where to start - remember: NO SCREENS
Year 10 'Wellbeing Window' expectations:
As GCSEs are very important, Year 10 will be completing revision during their off-screen time.
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Please see below revision resources that we would like you to complete during your Wellbeing Window. Your child can choose which revision resources they would like to complete.
Revision Activity for Geography
"Pick up a pen" Revision Activity for Geography
You have nearly finished your first component of GCSE Geography. Revision is crucial. Therefore, why not make a mindmap for each topic in component 1: Natural Hazards, Development Dynamics and Challenges of an Urbanising World? There are blank mind map templates for you to use but I have also attached some examples.
- Topic 1 - Hazardous Earth:
- Tectonic Hazards (1)
- Global Circulation, Climate Change and Tropical Storms (2)
- Topic 2 - Development Dynamics
- Topic 3 - Challenges of Urbanising World
Please let me know if you need anything further or you have any questions regarding which resource is which.
Revision Activity for Business Studies
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Listen to any of the 58 episodes and make a revision resource about it.
This could take the form of revision cards (with questions at the front and answers at the back), knowledge organisers, mind maps, etc.
Please see below an example from a year 10 student.
Create your own version of the Exam Tips Booklet.
Using the exam booklet that you received at the beginning of the year, make an "Exam Tips Booklet" using your own diagrams and examples. You can create your own exemplar questions based on articles from magazines and newspapers that you may find around the house and/or the case studies in your book. Create the perfect model answers for each type of question (Analyse, Evaluate, Justify, etc). Use the success criteria to explain how to get full marks in each type of question.
Make your own business studies glossary.
Using the information in your book, collect all the definitions and concepts you have learned so far in one glossary of key terms. Underline and lookup any word you do not understand and replace it with one that you will remember.
Revision Activity for French
"Pick up a pen" Revision Activity for French
You have just finished the first two modules of GCSE French. Revision is crucial. Therefore, why not start creating some revision resources for each topic: Identity and Free time activities. Examples of revision resources could include: flashcards; Mindmaps; Posters; Different colour post-it notes.
A very good idea would be to split a page into 4 sections and add key phrases in one box, choose a tense and conjugate a key verb for the module in another box, research about the topic in France (French role-model, French TV programmes) and make notes in another one, and finally, give yourself 5 minutes and write down as many words as you can remember on the topic in the last box. Do one of this for each module.
Module 1 – Qui suis-je? - Theme: Identity and culture
- Unit 1 – A comme amitié
- Talking about friends
- Irregular verbs in the present tense
- Unit 2 – C’est de famille!
- Family and family relationships
- Reflexive verbs in the present tense
- Unit 3 – On va voir un spectacle?
- Going out
- The near future tense
- Unit 4 – Quelle soirée!
- Describing a night out
- The perfect tense (past)
- Unit 5 – Il était une fois (only 10AE1)
- Talking about your life when you were younger
- The imperfect tense (past)
- Unit 6 – La personne que j’admire
- Role models
- Using three tenses together (present/past/future)
Module 2 –Le temps des loisirs- Theme: Identity and culture
- Unit 1 – Tu es plutot foot, tennis ou basket?
- Use of “depuis” + the present tense
- Unit 2 – Ma vie d’internaute
- Life online
- Comparatives (more…than…)
- Unit 3 – La lecture
- Books and reading
- The imperfect tense
- Unit 4 – Mes émissions préferées
- TV programmes
- Direct object pronouns (I watch it everyday)
- Unit 5 – Zoom sur le cinéma
- Actors and films
- The superlative (the most…./the best…)
Revision Activity for Spanish
"Pick up a pen" Revision Activity for Spanish
You have just finished the first two modules of GCSE Spanish. Revision is crucial. Therefore, why not start creating some revision resources for each topic: Holidays and School. Examples of revision resources could include: flashcards; Mindmaps; Posters; Different colour post-it notes.
A very good idea would be to split a page into 4 sections and add key phrases in one box, choose a tense and conjugate a key verb for the module in another box, research about the topic in Spain (holidays in Spain, education in Spain) and make notes in another one, and finally, give yourself 5 minutes and write down as many words as you can remember on the topic in the last box. Do one of this for each module.
Módulo 1 – Theme: Local area, holiday and travel
- Unit 1 – Qué haces en verano
- Saying what you do I in the summer
- The present tense
- Unit 2 – Cómo prefieres pasar las vacaciones
- Talking about holiday preferences
- Opinion verbs
- Numbers and percentages
- Unit 3 – Destino Barcelona
- Saying what you did on holiday
- The preterite tense
- Unit 4 – Cómo era
- Describing the accommodation/town where you stayed
- The imperfect tense
- Unit 5 – Quisiera reservar
- Booking accommodation and dealing with problems
- Using the formal way “usted”
- Unit 6 – Mis vacaciones desastrosas
- Talking about a past holiday
- Using three tenses together (present/past/future)
- Positive/negative opinions (lo mejor fue cuando…/lo peor fue cuando…)
Módulo 2 – Theme: School
- Unit 1 – Qué tal los estudios
- School subjects and teachers
- Comparatives/superlatives (more…than/ the most…)
- Unit 2 – Mi nuevo insti
- Describing your school (before and now)
- Using negatives
- Unit 3 – Está prohibido
- School rules and problems
- Certain phrases + infinitive (está prohibido comer chicle…)
- Unit 4 – Destino Zaragoza
- Planning for an exchange (intercambio)
- The near future tense
- Unit 5 – Mis clubs y mis éxitos
- Extracurricular activities and achievements
- Direct object pronouns
- Using the present tense with “desde hace” to say how long you have been doing something
Revision Activity for History
"Pick up a pen" Revision Activity for History
The revision clock worksheets focus on the different themes of the American West course. It allows you to space out the hour of revision with 5 minutes spent on each section of the clock. Use this to help you recap the knowledge related to that theme across the 3 units. This will be a useful resource when approaching exam questions as you are able to see how one event (such as the Homestead Act) fits into wider themes such as Farming and the Cattle industry.
Top tip: When revising it is always best to write down your current knowledge in one coloured pen first. Then when you need to use textbooks and your class notes, add this knowledge in another coloured pen so you are able to see the knowledge that you do not recall easily.
American West Checklist:
The checklist attached provides a breakdown of all the topics under each unit of work. Write down 3 key facts relating to each of the specification points listed in the table. Make sure your facts include specific subject knowledge (eg: The Dawes Act of 1887 ensured that each Indian family received 160 acres of land, breaking up their tribal structure)
Cause and consequence flash cards:
The American West course assesses you on your understanding of what leads to an event taking place and the impacts of that event. The best form of revision you can do is to write down a cause and 2 consequences of each event. It is advisable to look at the checklist to help you locate the key events. See below an example:
Flashcard: The Battle of Little Bighorn.
Cause: Gold was discovered in the Black Hills in 1874.
Consequence 1: The Indians were seen as savages after killing 200 of the US army.
Consequence 2: The policy of the government becomes tougher as horses and weapons begin to be removed from reservations, forcing them to behave like White Americans.
Revision Activity for Religious Studies
Revision Activity for Performing Arts
"Pick up a pen" Revision Activity for Performing Arts
Revision Activity for English
"Pick up a pen" Revision Activity for English
Revision Activity for Maths
"Pick up a pen" Revision Activity for Maths
Revision Activity for Design Technology
"Pick up a pen" Revision Activity for DT
Revision Activity for Science
"Pick up a pen" Revision Activity for Science