On Friday XP and XP East students welcomed Alun and his team from Balby Church. it was inspiring to hear about the work they do. Alun also revealed our guiding question for this expedition: Why do we still need charity?
We would like to invite X23 / year 9 parents and carers of students involved in the recent Barcelona study visit to a Presentation of Learning on Tuesday 9th July 2019 from 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. in the heart-of-the-school drama area.
Mr Pearson, Mr Jackson and Miss Robinson
Good evening. X23 will be going on their final Fieldwork (weather dependent) tomorrow for Bioshock. For this reason, I would like to suggest that students bring wet weather clothing and footwear as the current forecast suggests rain.
This week Crew Earhart are focusing on the importance of HOWLs. In the community meeting on Friday the students were given their crew average for HOWLs. Currently crew Earhart’s average is:
Work Hard = 3.35
Get Smart = 3.35
Be Kind = 3.46
Although we appear to be achieving well in our HOWLs, there are some students who are not quite achieving the minimum expectation and need crew to help support and challenge them.
Therefore as a crew we will be analysing our own and our peers current attainment in HOWLs and making a conscious effort to help each other to improve. Students will be expected to make academic pledges to ensure they are actively working on this and encouraged to speak to teachers to gain clarity on the grade they were given.
A great first session readdressing the purpose of what it means to work hard, get smart and be kind. I am looking forward to the discussion in crew over the next few days.
X23 have been developing their stippling technique in Art and have produced some stunning studies of insects. They have created a range of tone and have looked closely at their chosen image (this work supports their expedition ‘Bio-Shock).
By the end of this week X23 should have their studies completed and I can’t wait to see the outcome.
For the next five weeks, both Skipper and Admiral will be going on Fieldwork. This will not effect start or finish times for the day, neither will students require a packed lunch. Students need to be aware of the dates so that they can come to school prepared for being in the outdoors (i.e. clothed appropriate for the weather, sensible shoes and have a bottle for water etc…)
The dates are as follows:
Monday 29th April
Tuesday 7th May
Monday 13th May
Tuesday 4th June
Monday 10th June
Tuesday 30th April
Wednesday 8th May
Tuesday 14th May
Monday 3rd June
Tuesday 11th June
Please do not hesitate to contact myself or Mr Voltaire if you require any further information.
X23 Admiral and Skipper have an upcoming assessment for the learning target: I can relate the position of an element on the periodic table to its atomic structure.
Students should watch the video posted on Google Classroom and attempt the practice questions in the exercise books.
Admiral Assessment Monday 28th
Skipper Assessment Tuesday 29th.
With there being no fixtures now until after half term there will be no Rugby or Football training on Monday 15th Oct and Thursday 18th Oct respectively.
Rugby training will resume on the first Tuesday back after half term before a game versus Hall Cross on Wednesday 8th Nov for year 7 and 8 – more details to follow.
Football training will be shelved for boys until after Christmas as the league fixtures are now delayed until it is light enough again to play them after school. Basketball club will begin on Mondays after school in its place.
I will post full after school club info for next half term later this week.
For those parents wanting to attend the Rugby fixture tonight the address is Sheffield Tigers RUFC S17 3AB. We will be setting off asap after school ends and so hope to get there just after 4 – traffic permitting. Once we are there we don’t have any allocated kick-off times but we will be playing any time from then… hope this helps. I will ask students to keep you updated on approximate return time.
Just as a reminder that the C22 POL will be on Wednesday 4th July for Skipper and Thursday 5th July for Admiral, commencing at 6pm in XP East.
Before the performance, students will be expected to stay for a full dress rehearsal from 3.30pm. Please ensure students are provided with a packed lunch with this in mind, as students will not have time to leave school.
Also, each student needs to be dressed in full black clothing for the performance.
We would really appreciate if you could continue to help your son/daughter learn their lines as the performance draws nearer.
Thanks for your continued support. Looking forward to seeing you there!