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!
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!!
If we get crew right we get everything right!
Crews in Year 7 and 8 have certainly been working hard and getting crew right during Friday book club. It was brilliant to see students sharing reading and discussing their crew book together.
What a brilliant way to end a week!
Over the past two weeks students in X25 have been working with the Conversation Club. A charity based in Doncaster that offers support to refugees and asylum seekers. We have taken part in workshops about Migration and on Monday we had the privilege of meeting and interviewing people who are currently seeking asylum in Doncaster. Their stories gave us a real insight into the realities of migration and made us realise that the community of Doncaster can do more to help.
Our task now in X25 is to come up with ways we can help and put them into practice! After all… above all else is compassion!
Yesterday in crew Tomlinson Tom helped other students understand algebra. He showed great courage by presenting input and output on the board with great explanations. Thanks Tom great work!
This week in our academic crew session we gave another member of crew a grade for their HOWL’s, giving reasons and examples of why we believe that grade would be justified. We then discussed what crew members had said to see whether others agreed or disagreed. It was brilliant to see crew challenge and support each other to make sure we are all striving to be the best version of ourselves. Great work Crew Tomlinson!
On Friday Crew Tomlinson had our first session of book club and our first novel will be David Almond’s Kit’s Wilderness. The students will be reading together every Friday afternoon. The students showed great respect listening to each other read and discuss the characters we have been introduced to. Great courage to the students who read out on the first week, thanks Franchesca, Frankie, Mollie, Nada and Harley, lovely reading!
This week X25 have been working hard on their immersion for their new expedition. It has been an action packed week, starting with learning about film making with our expert Geoff Hewitt, to painting the opening of Anchor text, grappling with a map of migration and completing gallery walks. The week ended with the unveiling of the expedition and all it’s components.
So now, without further ado, our title of the expedition is Should I stay or should I go? with the guiding question:
Why should we care about Migration?
Over the next 14 weeks our students in X25 will be studying this expedition and working towards our final product which is to make a documentary about the topic of Migration.
This is going to be a fantastic opportunity for our students to engage with the community and I can’t wait to see what they will produce.
Watch this space!