A big thankyou to everyone who donated!

Thankyou to everyone who donated money on Friday and wore their Christmas jumpers! It was lovely to see so many happy, smiley faces.

XP raised a total of £147.20.

This is a fantastic amount which will be sent to ‘Save the Children’ so it can be used to help children build a better future.

Crew EJN working on their teamwork

Crew EJN discussed what they thought good teamwork looked like then put this into action whilst playing benchball to burn off some of their energy!

We played against crew HMI over at XPE and are going to organise a re-match where we will meet again and test our teamwork within crew!

Our crew circled up half way through the game to discuss how they could change their tactics to win. They took it in turns to voice their ideas. Harrison was a natural leader who took the lead.

It was brilliant for our crew to spend some time outside the classroom and having fun whilst learning about eachother and developing our skills. Well done crew!

It’s been a busy week for crew EJN. We have re-visited the guiding question from our outward bound adventure in Wales ‘What is Crew?’ and discussed what this looks like now we are back at school.

We had a whip around during Thursday’s crew of any appreciations, apologies or stands from the week and decided which ones to take through to our whole school community meeting on Friday.

Crew EJN have also started reading ‘Kits Wilderness’ by David Almond for our book club and creating bookmarks.

 

Crew Nightingale are already rising to the challenge of this crucial academic year. Students have reflected on their mock exams and created themselves new revision timetables for the first half term. These have been based on the areas from their mock exams they have identified as needing to improve.  It has been really pleasing to see the quality and integrity of their reflections as well as the targets they have set. While the mornings this week have focused on academic growth our afternoons have looked at character growth and how we can work as a Crew to achieve and succeed. Building on successes at Sports Day, Crew have built upon on these skills – listening to each other, communicating effectively and working with each other- I have been really impressed with the conversations held and actions they have taken.  I look forward to hearing Crew share their reflections during our upcoming SLCs. More on this to follow!

Crew Nightingale reflect on their HOWLs

At the end of last term in Crew we spent some time reflecting and unpicking what our HOWLs should look like. Following our return from the two week break each Crew member has set new pledges to ensure they are Getting Smart, Being Kind and Working Hard. We will use these new pledges to frame and focus our final term in Year 10

X22 Application and Practice

As we are now coming to the end of our expedition ‘Are we really free to choose?‘ students have once again being applying their knowledge and practising answering exam questions. It’s been really pleasing to see so many students Working Hard and Getting Smart when attempting source and interpretation questions. Students have really risen to the challenge with these tricky questions! Here are just a few examples of their hard work from this week.

X23 Admiral Fieldwork Wednesday 8th May

Admiral will be going on fieldwork tomorrow to study biodiversity in the local area. We will be working in grasslands at a site in Besseccar. The fieldwork will take place in normal timetabled session times so lunches and home times will not be affected.

At the moment the forecast is rain, so we just ask that students bring waterproofs and wellies or walking boots a change of shoes for after as there is a good chance of getting wet.

Should there be prolonged torrential rain, the fieldwork will not go ahead and we’ll stick to classroom-based sessions.

Thanks for the continued support.

Mr Voltaire

Today X22 students had an excellent opportunity to attend Sheffield Hallam University. The day involved an introduction to university and a chance to experience what studying for three years would be like. Students found out about the pathways into university and had the chance to see the numerous different courses on offer. Becky and Renee, from HEPP, were really helpful and used their own knowledge and experience to help build students’ understanding. Thank you HEPP!

 

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