Crew Tomlinson- Scattegories time

I can’t believe we are in our last 2 weeks of year 8, this year has flown by! Crew have worked exceptionally hard over the last couple of weeks with crew members working hard to catch up on work and make sure they end the term on a high! I want to congratulate Tom for this especially I have seen a great improvement over the last couple of weeks.

In yesterday’s hangout we had a game of Scattegories, which was quite tricky but also really fun with some impressive scores from Crew….Mrs Burnitt was really struggling on some of the categories!

This week we have had to change the time of crew hangouts and I want to thank the members of crew who have made sure they remembered the new time as it is so important that we are all involved in the calls. Next week is the last week before the holidays and I would love it if every crew member attended the 2 hangouts to say goodbye to each other, receive relevant information and play a few games. The times of the calls are Tuesday 2pm and Thursday 2pm. 

Look forward to seeing you all then!

Crew Week

This week I set a challenge for Crew to write their own blog post about what they have been up to and the beautiful work they have been designing. Here are some examples that Ilinca has collected over the week.




Beautiful work from Grace.

We have also been completing the PE challenges to try and get as many points as we can for sports day. COME ON CREW WE CAN DO IT.

Keep up all the beautiful work.


Remember hangouts this week

Miss Robinson Tuesday 1pm

Miss O’Grady Tuesday 10.30 and Friday 10.30

Pets At Home

Crew this week was all about our pets and how they cheer us up and brighten up our lives.

Alfie brought along his amazing giant rabbit it was the size of a small dog but so fluffy and adorable! We also got to meet his super cute dog Evie I love her stripey jumper.

Millie brought along her ferrets they loved being cuddled and they seem really friendly and I think they make awesome pets.

Beth was in school during our hangout but she wanted to share a photo of her beautiful dog…. What a beauty


Crew had some amazing news this week Miss Cross has had a gorgeous baby boy.

WE MISS YOU already Miss Cross xxx

It is the last two weeks before Summer crew let’s work our socks off, so we can enjoy an awesome Summer.

Next crew hangout is on Thursday at 1.30pm. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone again.


Mrs Pulham.

Crew Tomlinson – Taking Over

Over the last couple of weeks we have had a number of crew calls and as a crew we decided it would be great for crew to take over the check in/crew activity once a week. Typically in school this would happen and help students to gain leadership skills and the importance of preparation. Last Thursday Frankie had arranged a fantastic ‘Guess the character’ quiz. I found some of them quite tricky but well done to Yasmin who scored 20/20, fantastic effort!!

I also wanted to thank a few members of crew who have really stood out over the last couple of weeks showing brilliant character traits, including courage and craftsmanship and quality.


Lastly I would like to remind everyone of the time and days of Crew Google Hangouts. We have two calls a week Monday 12:30 and Thursday 11:00. It is really important that crew members attend these meetings every week. We haven’t had a session yet that has had every member of crew! Fingers crossed for Thursday’s call.

Well done for your hard work this week crew and as ever if you need any help please get in touch.

Mrs Burnitt

We are Crew!!

Over the past few weeks Crew Rosa Parks have been working really hard with the school work they have been set by their teachers. A big shout out to Fin, Maddi, Andrew, Elijah, Guraaj, Josh, Holly and Georgia who consistently produce some fabulous work and hand it in punctually. Well done guys!!

Alongside this, Crew have been set an additional task and a physical challenge. The task set was to find and paint a stone with a kind and meaningful message on it. Guraaj and Andrew have some lovely examples.

Last weeks physical challenge was to see how many star jumps they could complete within a minute. Unfortunately, I have no photographic evidence of this!! I wonder why?? Are Crew getting physically lazy? This is a competition so come on Crew!!

There is a new physical Crew challenge for the coming week, this time it is how many push ups can you complete in 60 seconds? Come on Crew Rosa Parks, lets show everyone what we are made of. Don’t forget the points go towards the inter-crew competition. Don’t forget the evidence too!!

The Crew task set for the next week is a cooking task. It can be anything, savoury or sweet, it is personal choice. I can’t wait to see the results. It looks like Elijah has made a head start and has been practising.

Bon Voyage

Today Stan Lee gave me a goodbye hangout as I hand crew over to Mrs Pulham: whilst I go on Maternity Leave. Mrs Pulham is amazing, they are in safe hands and she is just like me!

They are one great crew! They are all so unique and what has been great to see over these two years is that they have stayed true to themselves. They express their own opinions without judgment and we have really created our own safe bubble. They may disagree with others in our crew but in a mature way where they don’t take it personally. Building resilience and listening to others point of views, as we all have different life experiences.

In crew check in they had to say one thing that they will miss – with me not being around: my kindness, my laugh (as apparently I laugh when no one else is laughing and it’s not funny), being helpful. Alfie said I have two sides to my personality as Kyle often says my ‘happy face’ and my ‘am I in bother face?’. Like I always tell them when you get it right I will tell you and when you get it wrong I will tell you.

They also said about how our crew chats can sometimes go off topic ‘not sure if I should be sharing this’, they really like this. We once had a whole crew session talking about dough balls. What I will really miss is the fact that they can share funny stories with me, without getting embarrassed.

We have all been on this journey together as myself and crew started XP together. Here are some pictures of our time together.

I wish you all good luck in Year 9, yes you will soon be in Year 9 wow! Smash it and remember: This is your world, shape it or someone else will.  Mrs Cross

Great crew hangout this week,

I would like to praise crew for being consistently great at attending crew hangout every week, and if not being able to make it, letting me know via email. I really appreciate this guys.

Kian did a great crew check-in with guess the emoji movie, it was great fun and everyone did really well.

This week I would really like to reflect on the amazing work being produced weekly by crew and I have a few special mentions.

Jacob has completed all work set by expedition teachers, even finding time during the 2 week break to catch up and complete all music work set.

Frankie has worked so hard, not only during working from home but before that, Frankie you are a SUPER STUDENT!

Millie has been so conscientious always asking me if she needs to do anything else. Millie even made herself a work schedule so she didn’t miss deadlines. Millie always shows such integrity.

Beth’s Craftsmanship and Quality is second to none her work is always beautifully presented and with great content, Beth goes above and beyond on every expedition and I couldn’t be prouder to have her in my crew!

Meadow has shown great resilience during this unprecedented time, although things were tough at the beginning, Meadow has never given up and she has got lot’s of work completed and handed in.

Lacie shows great courage by asking for support if needed and completing all work set by expedition teachers. Lacie’s work in humanities has been beautiful and she always meets her deadlines.

Jessica has also shown great resilience during this time, it was really tough to begin with but Jess has worked really hard to get work completed and handed in. It shows great courage to ask for support and I am a very proud crew leader.

This is week 12 of learning from home and I feel Crew Stan Lee are doing an amazing job, I am one proud crew leader.

Keep up the great work.

Thank you Crew!

Mrs Pulham


PE, Quiz and Music Crew Pipers week

This week we have had various conversations and check in’s to catch up with each other. PE sent a new challenge out this week and as Crew Piper are joint first it was essential that we all took part. Ben managed to get into the 90’s which really put my score to shame. Well done Oliver G for winning the Disney quiz this week. We also continued to work on our book of memories this week looking at our favourite music playlist, Jake posted some interesting choices of music. Ilinca posted a variety of different artists which was fab.

Please can I give a huge shout outs to

Joshua for his fantastic efforts this week with his work. Some beautiful work produced.

Ben for catching up with some Maths, well done.

Jake what a week of work, fantastic efforts. Great attitude to home learning.

Ilinca fantastic efforts in your HUMS and STEAM work, beautiful work.


HUMS hangout Monday 1pm

Crew Hangout Tuesday 10.30am

I can’t believe the holidays are over and another week of hard work has flown by! We had two Google hangouts this week. On Tuesday we had a check in catching up on everyone’s half term activities. With crew mentioning they had BBQ’s and lots of days in the garden with the lovely weather we had. Max also shared a photo of him hard at work helping in the garden. We also discussed how we were feeling getting back into the swing of work, with crew having a honest and mature conversation.

Thursday’s check in was created by Franchesca who wanted everyone to bring their pet to crew. Franchesca has an amazing gecko called Echo and other crew members showed their lovey dogs. Mr Burke kindly stood in as Dec’s dog due to Dec attending school that day!

I want to thank crew for a great week back, crew members are becoming more proactive with their learning too, asking for help before deadlines and supporting each other.

Well done Crew!

The sun really did have his hat on!

What beautiful weather we were blessed with during the two week break!

It really was a scorcher…..

Crew seemed to have a great, well earned break and did lots of lovely activities.

Frankie blew me away with his woodwork. Check this out!!


I really want one of these!


Some lucky birds having such a beautiful home.

Beth and Millie have produced some awesome Artwork here it is!


And Millie got a perfect kitten….

everybody meet Teddy, think you will agree he is gorgeous.

Keep up the great work crew! I’m one proud crew leader.

Mrs Pulham.