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Shouts out to - Ruby, Anika, Jayden, Aidan, Toyin, Hugh, Swann and Amira in Year 12D History for outstanding evaluative contributions on race and racism in America. Very proud of the lesson today. Also Angel Year 11 Citizenship for her work on exam practice questions


congratulations to the Bedrock champions of the week: 7D – Amaziah 8A – Devante 9G – Chira


The HCACP Book Club is back for January. Our current book is Holes by Louis Sachar.


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Kaela; design. You are a professional. We can't wait for nominations for our Student of the Month from


Want to impress your peers with amazing speaking skills? Yes? Join the HCACP Virtual Debate Club! If you are KS3 student who loves debating then we want to hear from you! Let your English teacher know you want to join the debate club and we will add you to the team!


Well done to Kaela 9BA. Excellent poster on human Right in her PSHE lesson.


Buenas tardes. Outstanding work from Nevaeh in their Spanish lesson today. #


Well done to all Year 10 students that have completed assessments online this week. If you missed one for any reason please contact your teacher.


Year 10 challenge: This week our challenge for Friday afternoon is a one you can complete at home. Look at the following 'step in, step out' challenge. How many times can you do it in 60 seconds? Send your best score to Mr Biddiscombe by Monday at 12:00pm


This afternoon is Year 11 English Skills Club with Miss Bransfield and Miss Mills. The club runs from 3.15 - 4pm and we look forward to seeing you there! Today we are focusing on Language Paper 2 Skills.


Thank you to all the parents and carers who attended the virtual Parents’ Forum this evening - over 100 in total! We hope you found it useful.


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Don't forget students - you are part of our Student of the Month campaign . This will keep you positive.


Some tips for your mental well being


HCACP Enrichment. Student Mindfulness booklet:


New weekly student bulletin:


Virtual Parents’ Forum on Wednesday 20th January at 4pm. Link for meeting has been emailed, we hope to see you there.


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This weeks enrichment at home tasks are now online Can anyone better Mr Mulvaney’s juggling attempt? Please check SMHW for more details.


Year 10 weekly challenge: Who can complete the puzzle challenge in the quickest time? Go to the Year 10 teams page for more information.


Excellent work from Carla in Year 9


HCACP launches the Bedrock literacy initiative. Summit that literacy mountain. Guidance for students in the poster below.

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Enrichment at Home

On this page you'll find lots of enrichment activities you can try at home. Why not share your work via the PE Department's Twitter account, or by emailing We look forward to hearing from you!

Click HERE to see the HCACP Mindfulness At Home booklet - with lots of tips and activities you can try at home. 

Click HERE to see guidance on how to use Bedrock (Years 7-9).

Stop disasters game geographyGeography KS3 - Could you be a UN Disaster Mitigation Scientist?

Play a free game where you have to limit the impacts of disasters all across the world and save people’s lives. There are different natural hazards to choose from in different locations for example, a tsunami in South East Asia, flooding in Europe, wildfires in Australia, and a hurricane in the Caribbean. Quite fun, a little bit addictive and great for helping with your core geographical decision making skills!

Click HERE to play.

Holocaust memorial day thumbHistory - Holocaust Memorial Day

The 27th of January is known as Holocaust Memorial Day. The National Literacy Trust has produced some resources to help find out about this event. Over the next few weeks you will be writing your own story about the Holocaust using the resources to help you.

Read this short story on The Question by Tom Palmer.

Complete these two worksheets:

PE - Challenge of the Week

The latest PE Challenge of the week can be found on the PE Twitter account. This week: Mr Mulvaney's Juggling Challenge.


English - Research and writing skills

EnglishResearch a topic using primary and secondary sources and produce a presentation for an audience of your choice. It could be a topic you are already studying as part of your school work in other subjects, or one in which you have a personal interest. Here are some ideas to start you off.

  • Plan a range of activities for a group of tourists visiting Crystal Palace.
  • Prepare a report for teenagers and their parents on the differences between age groups in their uses of the Internet or communication methods.
  • Write a short guide to the history of ICT for Year 9 students.
  • Plan a holiday for a group of your friends in a country of your choice. Include costs, timings, things to do, local customs and a list of useful vocabulary in the local language.

Click HERE to download a pdf with full instructions.

French - Un monde sans frontière: c'est possible? 

Listen to this song by Yannick Noah, a former professional tennis player, called Un monde sans frontière : c'est possible? Click HERE to download the lyrics in French and English.

Tapas barcelonaSpanish – Learn useful phrases for ordering in a Spanish restaurant!

Click HERE to see flashcards to learn Spanish food words and phrases (useful for when in a restaurant in Spain!).

You can then test yourself using the quiz function.

Music - DJing skills

Click HERE to improve your DJing skills online with this online music website. 

DTDT - Aerodynamics (making and testing an aerofoil)

Understanding aerodynamics is key to understanding flight. Aerofoils are designed to allow aircraft to fly. The design of these is crucial to minimise drag and increase lift.

You will make and test a simple design for an aerofoil and will learn about the terms lift, drag and thrust and how these apply to aircraft. You will build on your knowledge of aerodynamics theory and how this can be applied.

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BusinessBusiness - Watch BBC Panorama

Click HERE to watch the Panorama documentary: Lockdown: How Business is Coping, from 11th May 2020.

Summarise the key points from this documentary. Which businesses have suffered negatively from the lockdown and COVID-19?

Which businesses have experienced positive effects from the lockdown and COVID-19? (even though it is depressingly positive).

Science – Bending water

Learn how to bend a stream of running water with the power of the electrostatic force!

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Art - Grayson’s Art Club

Grayson Art Club ImageGrayson Perry’s Art Club will be back on our TV screens soon! Choose one of themes below to create an artwork about. This can be a drawing, painting, photograph, or use any materials you have at home:

  • Family
  • Nature
  • Food
  • Dreams
  • Work
  • Travel

Keep your artwork safe as we will be collecting in your submissions soon. Here's a couple of pictures to inspire you!

Nature image

Portrait image

Maths - Logic problem

Maths logic

Food - Make a Focaccia garden

Bread 2Make your garden Focaccia using the ingredients provided. Take photos at each stage. Then take photos of the final product and email all your work to Yum!


  • 250g Strong bread flour
  • Pinch salt
  • Level tsp yeast
  • 3 tbsps. (olive) oil
  • 1tsp sugar
  • Vegetable & herb decoration (you can add to the ingredients I have given you!)


  1. Tip the flour into a large mixing bowl. Mix the yeast into one side of the flour, and the fine salt into the other side. Then mix everything together, this initial separation prevents the salt from killing the yeast.
  2. Make a well in the middle of the flour and add 11/2 tbsp oil and 170ml lukewarm water, adding it gradually until you have a slightly sticky dough (you may not need all the water).
  3. Sprinkle the work surface with flour and tip the dough onto it, scraping around the sides of the bowl. Knead for 5-10 mins until your dough is soft and less sticky. Put the dough into a clean bowl, cover with a tea towel and leave to prove for 1 hr until doubled in size.
  4. Oil a rectangle, shallow tin/baking tray, tip the dough onto the work surface, then stretch it to a rectangle shape. Cover with a tea towel and leave to prove for another 35-45 mins. 
  5. Heat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7 and prepare your vegetables
  6. Push dimples into the bread and add your prepared vegetables to make a garden scene.
  7. Mix 1½ tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp water and the flaky salt and drizzle over the bread.
  8. Bake for 20 mins until golden. 

History - Tudor exploration

The Tudors were some of the best explorers of their time. Their skills on the sea made them excel in the field. Have a look at this interactive game on the National Maritime Website to find out more.

Make sure Flash is enabled.

Click HERE to play


Spanish – Speak like a native with idioms

Learn some common Spanish idioms – the English equivalent of phrases like ‘to see the glass half-full' – with these Quizlet flashcards. Click on the card to reveal the English, then click ‘Test’ to test your new knowledge.

Click HERE to start!


Geography - Where on Google Earth is Carmen Sandiego?

The world’s greatest super thief has struck again. Can you track her around the globe to recover the stolen loot? Put your locational skills to the test with this short adventure through several world cities. It’s a nice introduction to Google Earth, the clues are fairly simple, and the cities look amazing!

Click HERE to start!



Maths - Puzzle of the Week




Science – STEM Career in Focus - Rocket Woman!

In this week’s STEM Career in Focus, find out about a day in the life of ‘Rocket Woman’ Vinita Marwaha Madill, a Space Operations Engineer!  Click HERE to read her story

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