On Tuesday 21st January, all of X25 will be going on fieldwork to Oakham Castle in order to further develop their knowledge and understanding of the Medieval Period.
This is going to be an important piece of fieldwork as it links directly to our new expedition which is entitled ‘I’ve Got the Power!’ with the guiding question of ‘How does power affect us?’
Students need to ensure they are at school by 8.15am as the coach will be leaving at exactly 8.30am. The students will then return to school at 5.45pm.
As some of the activities are outside and involve physical movement, students will need to dress accordingly. Therefore, warm clothes that are easy to move in would be most appropriate.
Students will also need to bring a packed lunch that they can eat whilst at Oakham Castle.
We are aware that this is the day after the Presentation of Learning at CAST Theatre, so students maybe tired, however this is an opportunity that cannot be missed. So please help us to make sure that all students attend.
If you have any further questions about the Fieldwork next week please do no hesitate to contact school or the students Crew Leader.
Last term students in X25 studied the expedition entitled ‘Should I stay or should I go?’ with the guiding question of ‘Why should we care about Migration?’
Our final product for this expedition is a documentary that explains our answer to this question. The first screening of this documentary will shown at X25 Presentation of Learning next Monday 20th January at 5.30pm at Cast theatre, Doncaster.
Every student will be expected to attend on Monday with one ticket for one adult companion. Unfortunately, as the theatre has a full capacity of 130 people, students are unable to invite more than one person. Students need to make their own way to and from CAST theatre as transport will not be provided.
Therefore to allow students to showcase their hard work to more relatives/friends we are putting on another screening at XP EAST on Thursday 23rd January at 4.30pm.
Please arrive in enough time to be seated before the screening begins.
We look forward to sharing our expedition with you.
In X25 we have been focusing on the Craftsmanship and Quality of our work. In the first session of our immersion we explored the historical concept of change and continuity and what factors affect change. Students worked really hard in all three Humanities sessions to create several note catchers that we will keep referring back to throughout the expedition.
I could of taken a photo of any students work as they were all beautiful, however Grace and Declan’s work stood out.
Well done Admiral, Keep this up and your books will look amazing by the end of the expedition.
Last Thursday Crew Tomlinson completed an activity with Crew Stan Lee to think about HOWL grades with a little orienteering. Crew Tomlinson showed great teamwork, working together and supporting each other to get all the letters and complete the questions. Thanks to all crew who were a little cold but had a fantastic session!
We have been looking at our overall attendance this last couple of weeks during crew and this has gone on to form some of our pledges for this term. We discussed the importance of attendance and how it can affect our learning.
Each member of Crew Piper has delivered their own check in during crew, things such as favourite book to favourite dog. In PHSE we have been discussing the importance of healthy living and how we should try to include all 7 nutrients into out diet so we can stay nice and healthy.
Crew Tomlinson and Stan-Lee have worked really well this week organising a bake sale at XP. All members of both crews contributed by either bringing cakes in, serving students or rounding people up to make sure we made the sale a success! We had so many goodies that we managed to hold the bake sale on Thursday and Friday this week and everything was sold! Brilliant effort by all and we can’t wait to see how much was raised!
This morning in crew we completed our crew session on Accelerated Reader. All students were really respectful of the other members around them to make sure they didn’t distract each other. We also had a conversation about the importance of reading books that we enjoy and also challenge us. A great morning which set us all up for the rest of the day!
Yesterday in Crew we had a silent conversation to discuss what it look/feels like to Work hard, Get Smart and Be Kind. All of crew had great contributions and we met with Crew Stan Lee to have a wider conversation about examples students have seen. Great work Crew!!