As we have unfortunately had a positive Covid test in X25 Year 9 we will be moving to online learning from this afternoon (Tuesday 13th April). We have chosen this timetable as it reflects the online provision that was successful during our last period of distance learning. After speaking with students this morning we have adapted the timetable to mitigate the risks of screen fatigue. Therefore, the students will only do four out of the five sessions providing them with an extended lunch break.
Please see the timetable below that outlines the times for each session. The teacher taking the session will send out the hangout link and post it on Google Classroom. We look forward to seeing all our students online this afternoon. Thank you for your continued support.
Last week our X24 students in both Admiral and Skipper were set a vocabulary-building task sheet on Spanish stores for Extended Study. Completion of these tasks is required by Wednesday 12th June, and will enable students to work towards a working Spanish vocabulary that is tested at GCSE level.
In todays Humanities sessions X24 students were given an extract of their expedition Anchor Text to perform. As the expedition is yet to be revealed the students had no prior knowledge or understanding of the storyline or characters within the novel. This meant that the students had to grapple with the text and perform their own interpretation of what they had read.
Following such an impressive performance of Romeo and Juliet at the last Presentation of Learning, expectations were high. X24 certainly lived up to such expectations by bringing the extract to life in such a believable way. The medium of drama allowed the class to analyse the two main characters and begin to form an understanding of them before we explore the text in further detail. All students were engaged in these sessions however a few stand out students were Vinnie, Archie, Sam and Joe for their sheer enthusiasm and use of characterisation skills. Excellent work boys, keep it up!
In the afternoon the students looked at iconic photographs taken across different time periods and analysed their importance. Again another session where students worked incredibly hard, especially Skipper!
So that’s the three days of Immersion. It is now time for the students to make connections between the tasks we have done and make considered predictions about our new expedition.
I wonder which student will be successful in guessing our guiding question as we reveal all tomorrow …
8 Skipper brought their Humanities revision materials into class today to share with each other in preparation for a test on Friday. We were really impressed by the range of flashcards, notes, posters, presentations and quizzes that they’ve produced. Well done Skipper!
X24 (year 8) will sit a science assessment in the last week of term.
It will be based on:
Cells and Specialised cells
Blood and the heart
Students can use Quizlet Flashcards – https://quizlet.com/_5qg2x5 to revise. Or use the KS3 science website which is growing everyday: https://sites.google.com/xpschool.org/ks3-science/biology/organisms?authuser=0
Learning materials for the self study unit on ‘The Nervous System’ have been posted on Google Classroom for both 8 Admiral and 8 Skipper. This work is due to be completed in STEAM books by Monday 15th.