Tim our PGCE trainee, demonstrates some fantastic co-ordination skills by getting his year 7 class to play a class ensemble of the famous Ode To Joy. Students worked brilliantly, increasing their confidence, memory, attention and concentration skills.


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Every act of kindness makes a difference. Let's help create a happier world this December with our Kindness Calendar. Please use & share 💕🌎🎄


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Here's a starting point for leaders in beginning to uncover what matters, and starting ongoing conversations about it (from Counsell, C. 'seeing a curriculum more clearly: better conversations with middle leaders' in (ed.) the Guide to the Curriculum)


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This December transform your world through loving kindness. 📅 Find the high resolution version and multiple formats of this calendar here:


Mini-whiteboards are an invaluable tool for teachers, as they both engage students and allow the teacher to check students' understanding. Nazrana uses mini-whiteboards with her year 7 class, she can see all written or drawn responses simultaneously as every student participates.


Our Year 11s and Year 13s are coping with the challenges of mocks brilliantly. As they enter the second week of mocks we just want to share 's guide on looking after their mental health during exams and revision


Taken from Teaching Walkthrus book, our teachers have been trialling out two specific techniques-Say it again better and Peer supported retrieval. Feedback from staff and students have been fantastic as these techniques aid students to produce high quality verbal responses.


We are looking forward to our annual BOSS day tomorrow. We have made an update to the dress code policy: Students wishing to wear Islamic dress should wear a simple and a which are not over embellished.


As our Year 11 and 13 students begin their mock exams we want to share 's guide on how to look after your mental health during revision and exams:


One kind word can change someone's entire day . It is something we can all do everyday. When was the last time you went out of your way to be ?


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There is a strong link between mental health and bullying. Young people who have experienced bullying are more likely to experience mental health issues and those who have mental health issues are more likely to be bullied.


An interesting podcast recently shared with out PGCE students - Dr. James Lang has six recommendations in this podcast about how we can better understand student attention and how we can get their attention while we teach.


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New SEND steering group, including the , chief and director of education Chris Russell will ensure the delayed review will be delivered 'at pace' , says


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Students learning about tilting and toppling in physics, this method of dual coding works really well as students understand the concepts through the combination of visual and verbal processing. It also improves students' retention of information.


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Reminder: Your intrusive thoughts don't get to define you. They have no grounding in who you really are. Don't let them throw you off your track.


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Books are a fantastic way to help children with anxiety and to spark conversations about mental health in general. We asked Georgina Atwell, founder of the UK’s leading children’s book review site, Toppsta, for her top recommendations of books to help📚


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Home Learning

The whole offering of remote learning from Chobham has been brilliant. We were very impressed with the speed with which it was set up, the diversity of subjects, and its adaption/iteration over the series of lockdowns (eg the addition of live classes, the addition of Mandarin and other subjects, the move away from Zoom and the fantastic Maths in a Flash). The programme is excellent. We truly appreciate the Herculean effort that has gone into the whole programme. It has provided further evidence for and and reaffirmed our belief that Chobham is a wonderful and well run school. We’re delighted that our kids have the privilege of being students here.

- a Harris Academy Chobham parent

In the primary phase at Chobham Academy, we offer a combination of live lessons via Teams, recorded lessons with associated tasks accessed via the academy website and independent tasks set on Purple Mash – we know that a combination of these elements work for our families as every family is able to engage electronically in different ways. 

According to government requirements, we set at least three hours of work for KS1 and four hours of work for KS2 per day. We teach a broad curriculum via our remote learning which includes English, maths and science as well as a range of foundation subjects. 

The below online learning resources are accessible from home during the school closure. If you do not have your child's username and password for Purple Mash or Accelerated Reader, please email with your child's full name and class. 

Purple Mash
Chobham Academy Puple Mash login page:
Purple Mash Guidance Document:
Click here for the purple mash guidance

Accelerated Reader
What else can I be doing to support my child at home?
Your child should continue to read as widely as possible during their time off school.
Students are able to access their AR accounts and take as many reading quizzes as they wish. The teacher will view this activity and provide feedback. Not all books have got Accelerated Reader tests available online but many do. To see if a book has an AR quiz available, use the website below.
To log on to your child’s AR account from home, use the following link.

Accelerated reader: how to access from home tutorial

There are also a number of websites that offer free learning opportunities for children.
Twinkl is an example of one of these, which is giving parents the opportunity to sign up for a free month. The link can be found below. and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

Films for parents
Films for parents to help their child learn to read at home with Read Write Inc. Phonics are available on our website and YouTube channel. The YouTube channel will have a quick face-lift to help parents find the films easily. We’re adding a parent film to Facebook every day too.

These resources will be incredibly useful and will hopefully continue to support the learning of reading that children have been doing in school. Once again, thank you for your continued support with home learning.

Pre-school and Primary: 
Cbeebies – grown ups - Educational games, puzzles and craft ideas for children 
Cbeebies – radio - Educational stories and radio recordings from Cbeebies
Phonics Play - Interactive phonics games and resources you can download
Turtle Diary - Maths and literacy learning games online.
Oxford Owl - Reading, English and maths for years 1-6
Red Ted Art - Cute and easy arts for kids
Splash Learn - Online maths games from reception to year 6
The Imagination Tree - Arts and crafts educational ideas
DK Find Out - Lots of topics explored on a safe and fun website
Toy Theatre - Educational games on a variety of topics for ages 5-10 year olds
E-leaning for Kids - Easy to use games on a variety of curriculum topics for years reception to 6
Switch Zoo - Animal games, facts and educational activities
Science Kids - Science experiments, games, quizzes, lesson plans and more
Cool Math 4 Kids - Online maths games
Math Game Time - Online math games, searchable by year group
ICT Games - IT games on English and Maths for years 1, 2 and 3
Brain Pop - Online learning linked to the curriculum for primary schools
Starfall - For children learning to read, phonics support and reading activities
Literactive - Reading and comprehension activities for those learning to read
Highlights Kids - Kid friendly activities, recipes, games and more ​
Unite for Literacy - E-books with optional spoken read along
Story Line Online - Videos of stories being read out loud
Fun Brain - Online games, books and videos
ABCYa - Online educational games covering a range of topics

All school age groups: 
Twinkl - English, Maths and Science for Primary and Secondary ages
BBC Bitesize - Full curriculum coverage for England and Scotland syllabuses for primary, secondary and post 16
Khan Academy - Lesson plans, activities and learning for wide ranging topics for primary and secondary level
British Council - English lesson plans and resources for Primary and Secondary
Scholastic - Online learning on a range of topics ages pre-school to year 9
Prodigy Math Games - Math games online for year 1 to year 8
Top Marks - Online games covering a wide breadth of subjects
The Crash Course - Online science learning through youtube videos, set up in science topics for ease
The Kids Should See This - Interesting and educational videos on a wide range of topics
Duolingo - Online language learning courses, accessible with levels in a fun interactive quizzes and games
OutSchool - Online classes on a range of topics for ages 3-18
Virtual Museum Tours - Visit museums from the comfort of your own home using these interactive tours
Tynker - Coding for ages 5+, games, lessons and more
Blue Peter Badges - Earn a Blue Peter badge for a variety of activities you can complete at home
All in One Homeschool - Learning resources covering a wide range of topics for primary and secondary school levels
Blockly Games - Programming games
Scratch - Programme your own stories online
Mystery Science - Science lessons delivered over videos
Crest Awards - Science awards you can complete at home, for ages 5+
National Geographic Kids - Online information, activities and ideas to inspire


BBC live lessons on a whole range of subjects