Crew Attenborough smashing lockdown

Crew Attenborough had a check in today “What’s your  favourite memory from XP?”

“Wales!”

“Hatfield”

“Meeting my best friend “

“Acting in Macbeth”

”Christmas lectures”

”DofE”

“Just coming to XP”

“When I leave” (lots  of me too’s here)

When it came  to my turn I could have gone on forever. Charlie’s dancing, Michaela’s 360* on a rock face, Zack cycling for charity, Chandni’s football skills, gaining new crew members who fitted into our “family” perfectly. James’ and Harley’s  passage presentations, group dancing in crew christmas disco,letter from  SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH!!! ….. So many happy memories and such pride  in every  single one of my Attenborough. You brighten my life and I will miss you all so  much.

 

Praise postcards truly deserved

Hi all,

Here is a rundown of some of the beautiful artwork that has been produced by our wonderful XP and XPE students during lockdown 3.0.

As a team, we have been blown away by the effort and resilience that our pupils are showing.

I hope you enjoy having a flick through their work as much as we have.

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X24 Art: Beautiful Work

Year 10 started this expedition with an immersion task practising their skills on digital design apps.  Students worked on a range of devices and using different apps which allowed them to edit and filter images that they’d chosen.  We grappled with the apps and started off by creating a horror film poster.

We also looked at the principles of good design, and then started to create our own posters for the fictional movie – Emerald Bay.  Miss Taylor and Mr. Jackson were really pleased with the work that everyone managed to produce – especially considering the wide range of skills and experience that the classes started out with.  Well done year 10!

X23 Working Hard!

I’ve absolutely loved working with X23 since we have returned to school! They demonstrate our character traits every day, but have been working especially hard in HUMS this week – check out some shots from History & English!

In history this week we have been focusing on Hitler’s rise to power – some fantastic work around how Nazi leaders spread their messages through using Propaganda. Some brilliant detail here from Jake, Abi, Charlotte, Gracie and Khushi!

In English, a group of students made sure James was up-to-date after missing some sessions. Fantastic group work by James, Scarlett, Cara, Anna, Sophie, Michaela, Jac and Alex! Others worked with Mrs Burns to revise the plot of An Inspector Calls, and delved further into exploring Sheila’s character. Well done Logan, Sophie and Tyler!

Keep up the great work, X23!!!

Crew Webb’s academic success

With the new term and expedition now well under way our check in today was focused on sharing a piece of work from the last few weeks that we were pleased with or proud of.

It was great to see examples from Art, English and Spanish as well as History.

Here are Crew Webb’s choices:

Charlie shared his 3D mask making designs. He has used both his Ipad and more traditional techniques when developing his Steam Punk creation.

Tristan,  Loris,  Kyra, Sam and Eleanor shared their History assessment on living conditions in the Medieval Period.

Amber also picked her Medieval living conditions assessment but also some of her Spanish work that she had drafted and improved. It’s great to see Crew Webb getting smart through revision and redrafting.

Here is Lara’s beautifully annotated version of the poem Living Space 

Tom and Kyle choose their work from 2D and 3D art. Here is Tom’s view finder study and Kyle’s steam punk helmet on Boba Fett! Beautiful work boys!

Hahn

It has been great getting back in crew. I got to spend the first 2 full days with them for their immersion. This was so much fun but had a really important message about being the best version of yourself and that we need to work hard to achieve our dreams.

Students seem to have settled back into school really well, especially in crew. I’m delighted with the way crew are engaging in the topics we talk about and although we started a bit wobbly with not speaking in turn, everyone has quickly got back to using our norms such as not speaking over people and being on time.

We’ve had a slight facelift when it comes to delivering crew across the 2 schools which i think will make our sessions even better. This week we have focused on accelerated reading which allows us to identify students reading age. Being able to read is so important and has a direct impact on their exams. Every Tuesday during crew we will be reading, either individually or as a group looking at texts that will come up in their GCSE’s.

Many of crew Hahn have received post card praises from teachers and learning coaches for their hard work and general attitude since we returned, WELL DONE GUYS!

We are also having a big push in coming to school everyday prepared. This is part of getting smart. If we are not prepared and dont have the appropriate equipment then we can’t work to the best of our ability.  Please can you support your child in making sure they come to school everyday with a pen, pencil, ruler, charged device, reading book, water bottle and school bag.

I’d like to thank everyone in crew for adhering to the guidelines for social distancing and following our school procedures. We check each morning that all of crew have washed their hands and don’t have any of the symptoms. As a reminder please dont send your son or daughter (and siblings) to school if they have any of the symptoms. If you are unsure and need further advice please speak with the office staff or check the web posts.

On a Friday afternoon i also get chance to spend More time this year with my crew doing leisure activities. It’s so important for students to do some physical activity, especially during what could be a stressful year for them. Last week we played badminton which was great fun beating them all and I’m looking forward to doing it again this week.

 

X23 Spanish make a comeback!

X23 have worked hard today discussing part time jobs. They have extended sentences with when they help around the house, and if they receive any pocket money (it seems that the GCSE Spanish group do a lot just for the fun of it!). You’ve made a great start X23, keep it up!

 

YEAR 9: New birdwatching world record*

We have a new record in Year 9 for the most birds spotted in a single session.

Kyle in X24 spotted an incredible 60 birds from 14 different species, including a sparrow hawk and two herons.

Whilst we have not set any work for students in Year 9 to complete over the two week break we would love it if they continued with their birdwatching, bug hotels and bird boxes. Please remind them to send us lots of photos. We are in competition with XP East for the most birds spotted.

*not verified by Norris McWhirter