On Monday Crew MRO used Academic Crew time to analyse their HOWLs data and celebrated the positive while also discussing where improvements could be made.
To conclude Friday Crew time we checked out by sharing a positive comment about somebody else in our Crew.
There is always room for improvement in Crew MRO to help us produce more beautiful work and to grow our characters even further but it was also really good to finish the week celebrating the great things we already see in each other.
I’m very proud of my Crew and we will continue to work hard to reach for the top of that mountain.
It’s been a great start to a new term for Crew JNI: lots of praise, thoughtful pledges for the new term, and another fantastic Friday crew session!
Instead of our usual Friday Book Club, we had a bit of a change this week and did a Poetry Club. We looked at Edward’s Lear’s Book of Nonsense, thinking about what makes good nonsense poetry, and the structure of the Limerick.
Everyone in Crew JNI then got to produce their own nonsense poetry, and the results were wonderful and wondrously nonsensical! We were all howling with laughter — the perfect end to a lovely first week back, for what will surely be another term where we all get smart, work hard, and be kind.
I wanted to give a student in my Crew a special mention for her hard work since starting XP in September. She will probably hate that I have made a fuss and posted this – but I wanted to share this beautiful book review that she passed on to me.
Nida from crew EJN in X26 produced this review based on the book ‘Ratburger’ by David Walliams in her own time. She wanted other pupils to be able to read it and know a little more information about the book before reading it. Nida really loves reading and gets through a few books per week.
She thought that producing book reviews like this might help other pupils who don’t have the same love of reading as she does.
I think you will agree with me that this is a really beautiful piece of work and I am looking forward to reading another book review!
Well done Nida! Keep up the good work!
p.s. please don’t be angry with me for posting this!
This week in Crew JNI we have been focusing our discussions in Academic Crew around our HoWLs. We each spoke about where we have seen other students working hard, getting smart, and being kind in sessions. Crew members spoke passionately about the hard work they have seen within lessons, and deconstructed what it means to work hard, get smart and be kind.
We finished this week off with our Friday Book Club. This week, we read a chapter of The Giver together before students went and produced some amazing ‘Blackout Poetry’ (pictured below). The poetry is created by picking out and circling certain words in a text to create a poem. Students worked hard on this, creating poetry from the chapter we had read, and I think you’ll agree, they produced some amazing pieces. Keep up the good work, Crew JNI!