Today in HUMS Skipper worked hard analysing source material regarding city life for the urban poor. Some great shoulder partner discussions and fantastic in depth exit tickets produce. Great work Skipper!
X24 have been working hard finding a Sample of data, creating some beautiful work. They were finding a simple random sample and stratified random sample.
X25 have made a fantastic start to the year which made it very difficult to choose the students to receive the first praise butterflies for Working Hard, Getting Smart and Being Kind.
So a massive congratulations to Harry, Jake, Ilinca, Andrew, Declan, Beth, Holly, Alfie, Matej and Franchesca.
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!
X24 have been giving kind, specific and helpful peer critiques to each other to make improvements to create beautiful work.
They have been looking at lino cuts by an artist called Karl Schmidt. They have chosen two different designs to produce two A3 designs:
- One using a black sharpie pen on white paper
- One using a craft knife to carefully cut back paper.
Crew EJN and SHA joined forces on Thursday to watch the stories on this weeks episode of Newsround.
We discussed the following:
- New rules that Instagram have put in place about advertising dieting products. The pupils agreed with this rule and discussed positive body image and how social media can affect the way you feel about yourself.
- We spoke about Mrs Hannam’s favourite topic (not) … Brexit and our Prime Minister Boris Johnson. He has been asked to come up with a new Brexit solution before the end of September.
- Burger Kings decision to stop giving plastic toys out with their kids meals. The pupils agreed that this was a good idea and would help to reduce the use of plastic and help the environment.
- A swimmer called Sarah Thomas who swam for 54 hours (non stop!) for a total of 130 miles! Students said that she was extremely brave and showed lots of courage.
It was lovely to spend time together as crews and will look into joining forces again to discuss what is happening in the world.
Well done crew EJN and SHA!
In X25 students have been studying Lee’s Push and Pull Theory of Migration. Students were given different scenarios in order for them to make a decision of wether they would decide to migrate or not.
Two stand out students in X25 were Beth and Georgia would worked incredibly hard together to complete their answers to question. Georgia also showed great courage standing up in front of the class and explaining the model in one minute.
Excellent work girls! Keep it up!
This week in crew JNI we have been focusing on how we can work hard.
In our crew sessions we have discussed what working hard looks like in sessions and how we can make sure this happens by helping one another to reach our goals.
On Friday, crew members opened up about things they have struggled with this past week in sessions and as crew we looked at how we might address these to make sure that next week is even better! Crew shared important advise and strategies for maintaining high levels of focus to ensure we are the best version of ourselves that we can be.
C’mon, crew JNI — let’s keep smashing it!!
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.
With a few hints, clues and a quick game of hangman, X24 students successfully identified all the components of the new expedition.
Over the next six weeks we will be studying the expedition entitled Life through a Lens and attempting to answer the question “How can the Arts help to uncover the past?”