Beautiful work by our amazing pupils

I wanted to take this opportunity to to congratulate every single pupil at XP and XPE who has completed any of the home learning tasks over the last two weeks.

I commend your dedication to your education in this very strange time!

It has been an absolute pleasure to see your artwork and has really brought a smile to our faces. So thankyou for that.

I wanted to share some of the work that has been sent to us over the last two weeks – so it could make you smile too!

Week 1:

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Week 2:

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Carry on being creative, be safe and keep in touch (we love to see your work)

Thanks again from the expeditionary arts team (Miss Jones, Mr Jackson, Mrs Cross and Mr Robins).

Read all about it: Crew Earhart Checks In

It was great to catch up with Crew Earhart this afternoon for our weekly check-in. Lovely to see most faces in Crew with just three students not able to make it. Mrs Robinson and I are really pleased with how Crew Earhart are adjusting to the new ways of working and the challenges we’re all facing and it was great to see such happy and smiling faces. It certainly did us good to catch up with this lot and we hope it did for our students too.

Today, we chatted, checked in and played some games. For a little while, we did nothing, but we did nothing together! Looking forward to next week, Miss Robinson has set us all the challenge of baking something and bringing it to show in our hangout. I’ll be attempting my personal favourite; a lemon drizzle cake. Charlotte also has the great idea of us all learning to ‘shuffle’ dance too, which she is going to lead on next week!

 

In other news, here is Tyler. Still doing his bit for the community. Tyler, our own key worker, has not only kept up his paper round but has more than doubled his workload to make sure that people who can’t get out still get their daily news update and connection to the world. Well done, Tyler, keep it up. We’re all proud of you!

 

 

 

Crew MRO’s Daily Check-in

Keeping up with our routine of a daily check-in, Crew MRO have been sharing all sorts of interesting answers to our check-in questions… what would your answers be?

  • If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you choose?

Ben’s answer: Brunei

  • Name 5 toppings you would put on a pizza.

Alana’s answer: I don’t like pizza 😂😂

  • If you could have 2 super powers, what would they be?

Luke’s answer: Be able to control animals and breath underwater

  • Share something that has made you smile over the last 2 weeks.

Mollie’s answer: Ummm My art because I have improved a lot.

A suggestion from Liam if you can’t get your hair cut was to go for a re-style… so Mr Robins also gave this a go!…

Ennis Hill at home hangout

It has been lovely to hear from some of Crew Ennis Hill on our hangouts on Wednesday and Thursday this week and next week we hope for more crew to be involved (if they can get out of bed by 1:30pm ha ha).

Being in Y11, is posing sightly different concerns for students:

How do I fill in a maths paper online?

How do I manage the time properly (shared by all year groups)?

What do I need to do for the poetry paper (is this just revision-no)?

When do you think we will get to have prom?

I miss school!

Yes that’s right some members of X22 are missing being in school! As a lot of students are. However it is important to remember that X22 have not only been sent home for the lockdown, but may never return and this is a cause for sadness.

However as Always, Ennis Hill managed to smile their way through and we had a laugh as well as a serious discussion about the work they need to complete.

Keep smiling Ennis Hill

Beautiful art work in X22!

Ebonie has been working hard with Mr Mably to practice techniques in art to work towards her GCSE exam.

This year’s exam theme is Events -Ebonie’s ideas surround different events to do with climate change. Take a look at the result of her hard work below – some are still in progress!

 

Looking at the Australian Wildfires – a work in progress.

Practising techniques to create a realistic Sun!

My personal favourite – playing with techniques to create a Galaxy effect!

Great work Ebonie, and a big thank you to Mr Mably for your support!

X22 Exam Prep for Art, Craft and Design

X22 have embarked on their Final Art GCSE exam paper and have been given 8 weeks to prepare for their 10 hour exam. This is the timetable that shows what work needs to be completed within the time period. We are on week 3 and in their sketch book they should have a mind map with their ideas and a spider diagram. By next week they should have a total of 6 drawings in different media from the work of other artists that they have researched. Could parents please check to see if they are on-track at home as they should be completing extended study every week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you can see they are close to completing their Art GCSE and their final exam will be after the half term.

XP Christmas Jumper Day was a big success!

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!

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!

Crew EJN making pledges for this term

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?