X26 Immersion Week

It’s been a fantastic start in maths for X26 this week! We’ve been working hard to understand how we can work hard, get smart, and be kind in maths whilst at XP.

We also visited Hyde Park Cemetery to learn about the fallen soldiers from WWI. Students asked fantastic questions and were incredibly respectful.

Later on in the week we travelled back in time to 1914. No longer were we students of mathematics, but we were the British Government’s top mathematicians cracking coded messages sent between enemy forces during the war! Everyone in Room 40 (the decoding facility) worked incredibly hard, whilst under a lot of pressure, to decrypt the messages and help the allied forces. It was tough, but we did it!

Well done X26 on such brilliant beginnings. This year will be a good one, I can already tell.

MANTRA visits XP

We’ve been really lucky this week to have the MANufacturing TRAnsport visiting from the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in Sheffield.  On Monday and Tuesday this week, students from XP and XP East have been able to experience something of the future of manufacturing and engineering on this fantastic lorry!  We’ve handled objects, used AR to investigate an engine and tried out virtual MIG welding.  Congratulations to Kelsea who was the champion welder with an impressive 91% score for the quality of her weld!

We’re looking forward to working again with the team from the AMRC and would like to appreciate them for their hard work in setting everything up and working with our students.

X25 Celebration of Learning – REMINDER

A reminder that the X25 (Year 7) celebration of learning is this Wednesday evening, 19th December from 5.30pm until around 7.00pm.

It is important that every student has someone from their family at this event as it helps to provide an authentic audience for their work in what will be a great celebration of their efforts in their very first learning expeditions at XP.

Students are asked to dress smartly as this is a formal occasion. Students can bring a change of clothes or can choose to attend in smart clothes for the whole day.

Student must stay in school between 3.15pm and the start of the celebration of learning. They will be given some time to relax after school and before the last rehearsals, so they can bring a pack up tea if they choose.

We look forward to seeing you this week!

 

Many thanks

C24 (year 7) Fieldwork Rearranged 4th and 5th October

Unfortunately we have had to rearrange the fieldwork on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th to the week after.

Skipper will now do fieldwork in Wednesday 4th October.

Admiral on Thursday 5th October.

The fieldwork is located at a range of former quarries where students can study exposures of the 3 main types of rock found at Warmsworth Park, Cedar Road in Balby and Barnburgh cliff. Students will carry out fieldwork alongside geological experts at each site, looking at the bedrock and superficial deposits in detail, as well as taking measurements of the dimensions of each site.

Students will be back for 15.15

They will need to be prepared for the weather. At the moment the forecast looks good, however please keep an eye on this as we get closer to the fieldwork.

Long trousers and sleeves are best as we will be walking through some overgrown areas.

Wellies and a raincoat are advisable whatever the weather.

Students will need a pack up lunch, they can take this in their normal school bags. We can provide lunch for students on free school meals.

Student will also need a bottle of water.

Any issues please contact me at rcampbell@xpschool.org

Thanks

Mr Campbell

C24 (year 7) Fieldwork 27th and 28th September

7 Skipper will be going out on fieldwork on Wednesday 27th Sept.

7 Admiral will be going out on fieldwork on Thursday 28th Sept.

The fieldwork is located at a range of former quarries where students can study exposures of the 3 main types of rock found at Warmsworth Park, Cedar Road in Balby and Barnburgh cliff. Students will carry out fieldwork alongside geological experts at each site, looking at the bedrock and superficial deposits in detail, as well as taking measurements of the dimensions of each site. Students will be back for 15.15

They will need to be prepared for the weather. At the moment the forecast looks good, however please keep an eye on this as we get closer to the fieldwork.

Long trousers and sleeves are best as we will be walking through some overgrown areas.

Wellies and a raincoat are advisable whatever the weather.

Students will need a pack up lunch, they can take this in their normal school bags. We can provide lunch for students on free school meals.

Student will also need a bottle of water.

Admiral will be doing PE during X Block on Wednesday 27th and Skipper Thursday 28th so please bring kit.

Any problems please let Mr Campbell know on rcampbell@xpschool.org

Thanks

Mr Campbell

 

Chefistry Presentation of Learning

Over the last couple of evenings year 7 students have presented to parents what they have learned in their current expeditions: Chefistry and Make a stand.

For Chefistry students made cake stands and baked a cream tea for their parents to share with them on the evening. Heres just a few pictures from the evening….

(Keep an eye out on the website next week for some of the year 7 Make a stand speeches)

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Logan, Maddison, Michaela, James, Tyler, Isaac and Tom (all year 7) are showing off their cake stands that they designed and made during two X Block sessions in the DT workshop this term.  The cakes were baked by other members of year 7 as part of their Chefistry expedition.  Look out for more beautiful work from our talented year 7 students!IMG_8693