Year 8 students have been experimenting with oil pastels this term in their art sessions to create some beautiful sunset inspired blends. Can’t wait to see the finished pieces.
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.
Staff and students at XP came out in force sporting their Christmas jumpers today to raise money for ‘Save the Children’.
Pupils were in good spirits as you can see from the photos taken at this mornings community meeting.
I will announce the total amount of money raised when it has been counted.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for joining in and raising money for a very worthy cause.
Well done XP!
X24 Skipper and Admiral did brilliantly this evening at their POL. It was lovely to see them presenting their work so confidently.
It’s national ‘Christmas Jumper Day’ on Friday 13th December and we are asking if your child can come to school in their best Christmas themed jumper / t-shirt / outfit and donate £1 to ‘Save the Children’ to help kids around the world.
You don’t have to go out and buy a brand new jumper to join in with the day. You could just grab an old jumper and cover it with stickers, tinsel or whatever sparkly stuff that you have at home! Get creative! Have fun!
Here are a few ideas:
Just remember… Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day is about more that just wearing silly sweaters – it’s about making the world a better place for children.
For more info, please click on the link below:
Y10 have been working extremely hard to get their tonal self portraits finished for their ‘Christmas Style Lecture’ that is due to take place next week.
Pupils have looked at portraits through history in order to help them with their own self portraits.
Pupils have been asked to plan a background for their portraits to show aspects of their character and what makes them who they are. They have all been asked to create a rough plan in their sketchbook. Here are some examples:
Pupils now need to complete their background and mount their tonal self portraits onto them.
Here is one in progress:
Im looking forward to seeing this piece of work completed and displayed next week! Well done X23! Keep up the fantastic work!
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!
Crew EJN (X26) have been making pledges this week. Everyone in crew has made a pledge that they want to achieve this term. Here are some examples:
- Finish my extended study on time
- Have the correct equipment
- Improve my handwriting
- Come to school earlier
- To be more organised
- Listen more in sessions
- Come to school everyday
- Always try my best
- To concentrate and focus more in sessions
- To get more praises this term
As a crew, we will re-visit these pledges each week to see if we are on track to achieve them.
Well done crew EJN! Lets fulfil these pledges!
What would be your pledge this term?
I wanted to give a student in my Crew a special mention for her hard work since starting XP in September. She will probably hate that I have made a fuss and posted this – but I wanted to share this beautiful book review that she passed on to me.
Nida from crew EJN in X26 produced this review based on the book ‘Ratburger’ by David Walliams in her own time. She wanted other pupils to be able to read it and know a little more information about the book before reading it. Nida really loves reading and gets through a few books per week.
She thought that producing book reviews like this might help other pupils who don’t have the same love of reading as she does.
I think you will agree with me that this is a really beautiful piece of work and I am looking forward to reading another book review!
Well done Nida! Keep up the good work!
p.s. please don’t be angry with me for posting this!