X26 Extended Study – STEAM

Students in X26 have now been introduced to Tassomai. We’ve had a great session today!

Tassomai is a quizzing app which tracks student progress and builds the level of challenge over time. It will also return to previously studied questions automatically to check that new knowledge is being retained over time.

This will be an ongoing extended study for every week. Each week students need to complete their daily goals for at least 4 out of the 7 days.

There is a Tassomai app which can be downloaded from the app store or google play.

I will check that students have been completing this each every Friday.

Any questions or problems, please contact me:

msaid@xpschool.org

X26 Admiral – STEAM Extended Study – Revision

X26 (Year 7) Admiral have an assessment in STEAM on Thursday of this week.

X26 Admiral Students need to revise for the following two learning targets:

LT6: I can explain how the states of matter are a function of the spacing and movement of the particles that make up a substance.

LT7: I can demonstrate how the motion and spacing of particles in a substance change as the substance changes state of matter.

 

On the Over the Top expedition website, there are lots of resources to help students with their revision. Some students have also taken their STEAM exercise books home to revise.

The expedition website can be accessed from the school homepage at any point by clicking n the menu on Students,  Year 7, 7 Expeditions.

Under “STEAM Case Study 1” there are revision guides, quizzes and example assessment questions.

 

How should my son or daughter revise?

The most important things to remember about revision are that watching videos or reading information are not revision. You can help at home by quizzing your son or daughter and testing what they know.

The most effective way to revise is to do retrieval practice and the apply this knowledge to questions. This video explains how that works.

Students have set their own priorities for revision based on areas for development from mini-quizzes this week.

X26 Skipper – STEAM Extended Study – Revision

X26 (Year 7) Skipper have an assessment in STEAM on Tuesday of next week.

(Due to the staff days Admiral will have their assessment later in the week, I will put an additional post on when Admiral students are prepped for their revision.)

 

X26 Skipper Students need to revise for the following two learning targets:

LT6: I can explain how the states of matter are a function of the spacing and movement of the particles that make up a substance.

LT7: I can demonstrate how the motion and spacing of particles in a substance change as the substance changes state of matter.

 

On the Over the Top expedition website, there are lots of resources to help students with their revision. Some students have also taken their STEAM exercise books home to revise.

The expedition website can be accessed from the school homepage at any point by clicking n the menu on Students,  Year 7, 7 Expeditions.

Under “STEAM Case Study 1” there are revision guides, quizzes and example assessment questions.

 

How should my son or daughter revise?

The most important things to remember about revision are that watching videos or reading information are not revision. You can help at home by quizzing your son or daughter and testing what they know.

The most effective way to revise is to do retrieval practice and the apply this knowledge to questions. This video explains how that works.

Students have set their own priorities for revision based on areas for development from mini-quizzes this week.

X26 (Year 7) Extended Study

Year 7 have been set some extended study through Google Classroom. They can access this by logging into the school website and then clicking on the google classroom app button in the apps section of the page.

Students need to complete the quiz on states of matter. This quiz will help them memorise the characteristics of particles in solids, liquids and gases. In order to make sure that this sticks, they should complete the quiz multiple times until they repeatedly get 100%.

This should be completed by ready for Monday morning of next week please as we will be doing an assessment then.

 

A note on accessing Google Classroom on home devices

It would be really helpful if students could have their school google accounts added to their phone. I have helped most students to do this, but some have parental controls on their devices that prevent them from adding accounts.

If you could please help them by going to the devices settings menu in Android or IOS and then selecting:

Accounts,   Add account,   Google

It will then ask you to input the email address. Student email addresses are:

forename.surname26@xpschool.org for example martin.said26@xschool.org

 

In most cases you will then be asked to select XP School as the school and then input the username and password. Student usernames are:

forename.surname26 for example martin.said26 (i.e. the email without the @ domain info)

Your son or daughter will be able to tell you their password.

 

Many thanks

X25 Science Assessment

Hi,

X25 will have their end of Y7 assessment for science on Wednesday 3th / Thursday 4th July.

The areas that they should focus their revision on are:

Cells

Organ systems – Digestion and lungs

Particle model

Elements and the Periodic Table

Separating substances

Writing up a scientific investigation

Thanks

Mr Campbell

 

X25 Extended Study

Year 7 students have been working on statistics during the start of their new expedition: “Wild Wild Life“.

They have learned how to find the mean, median, mode and range in a set of data, and will use these to interpret the data they have been collecting on dandelion populations around the school site.

This work will help them for the learning target:

I can use statistical methods to analyse observational data.

 

TASK 1

Over the two week break students need to return the 4 HegartyMaths exercises set on mean, median, mode and range.

They also have a quiz set for them on frogplay. We are currently trialling frogplay which allows students to quiz themselves whilst playing age appropriate games. The quiz that has been set is intended to be used as retrieval practice so that students retain the vocabulary and algorithms they have learned over the two week break.

If students need any advice, they can email me, watch the videos on HegartyMaths or there are some useful videos posted on the bottom of this page on the expedition website.

https://sites.google.com/xpschool.org/y7-x25-7-6-wild-wild-life/cs1-dandelion

 

TASK 2

Students should complete the frogplay quiz regularly over the two week break until they consistently get over 90%. Ideally students should return to the quiz every couple of days if possible, it takes around ten minutes to complete.

Student have been given a knowledge organiser to help them with this work, this is also posted on Google Classroom.

To log in to frogplay students should go to:

frogplay.net

The school id is:

XPACAD

Students saved their usernames and passwords in their browsers but can email me if they need help.

 

The deadline for completion is when we return from the two week break on Monday 3rd June.

Thanks for you support as always.

X25 Extended Study

A reminder that X25 have their presentation of learning on Monday morning answering the guiding question:

“Where are we, and what’s that made of?”

On this occasion they are presenting to a panel of peers, experts and staff.

 

To ensure that they are as fully prepared as they can be for this, over the weekend we have asked them to:

  1. Ensure that they have made cue card notes, or a script for each of their slides. The deadline for this work in session was today.
  2. Continue to rehearse reading from their cue cards or slides.

Students will be assessed upon the quality of their presentation skills, and the depth of their knowledge so it is important that they continue to practise in addition to the work they have done over this last two weeks.

X25 students should be able to show you the tracker which shows where they are with their work, and also has details of the slides for which they are responsible.

Practice makes permanent!

Thanks as always for your continued support.

X25 Spanish Extended Study

Last week our X25 students were asked to identify a range of European countries and conjugate the present tense of the verb “vivir” (“to live”). A task sheet based on the new vocabulary was set for Extended Study at the end of the session, and it is due to be submitted by X25 students on Wednesday 27th March.

Thank you.

X25 Area assessment tomorrow – Revision

X25 have an assessment on area tomorrow. They have been set Hegarty Maths exercises to recap the content needed to be successful.

There is also a revision quiz in google classroom which will help students to memorise the formulae they need to be successful. The quiz takes just a minute to do, and the more times students do the quiz, the more they will strengthen their memory of the formulae they need.

Thanks