X24 History, getting started with revision!

Students this week have been given their own copy of the revision guide for our History exam board OCR B SHP History. All students should have named their copy so that if they are misplaced they can be returned. Students are encouraged to annotate and highlight the guide as they carry out their revision.

The revision guide has a number of different topics, however, students will need to focus on the following sections for revision:

  • The Elizabethans 
  • The People’s Heath 
  • Living under Nazi Rule 

The locations of these topics can be found in the contents page. We would recommend in general students start by revising The People’s Health as well as focusing on page 88 in order to prepare for the upcoming assessment in lessons. 

If any student has been absent when these revision guides were handed out, they can see myself or Mrs Hannam directly and we will make sure they get their copy.

 

A further revision guide focusing on the Viking Expansion will be issued to students in the coming weeks.

 

 

Crew Macmillan are back with a bang!


Welcome back, Crew Mac!!

…And what a 3 days it’s been!

On Wednesday we returned to school after what seems an eternity! All members of Crew have grown about 3 feet taller, and have somehow become real young adults! We kicked off our return to school with a check in about our holidays, and what we had all been up to. It was a lovely morning catching up and just being crew!

Wednesday afternoon saw Crew Macmillan become champions – that’s right, we SMASHED the competition in a rounders tournament – with our final game ending 12-12 against Crew King!!!! What an afternoon, with tonnes of cheering and support (and a sore throat for me from all the screaming to ‘RUN! GOOOOO! and CAAAAATCH!!!’), and it just helped us prove that Crew Macmillan are the best! 😉

 

On Thursday, crew really impressed me! We had fieldwork planned to Flamborough Head for a coastal hike as crew. Unfortunately, 2 minutes into the bus journey, the coach broke down! Luckily, we were still on Middle Bank, and so we headed back to school for a crew day at XP. Here, the day focused on us having honest conversations about Y11, and looking at road map for success. Some brilliant conversations took place – from obstacles that could get in the way of success in Y11, to revision techniques, to stress management techniques and how to avoid procrastination. Crew Mac’s winning streak continued here – Imogen, Isaac & Alfie produced a winning road map – check it out below. It’ll give you a taste of what’s to come in Y11 – revising battle tactics, fighting off the mock exam Armada, and battling the current in the river of revision! Incredible work, guys – well done!

 

 

On Friday, we finally got out on our fieldwork to Flamborough. We walked from South Landing to North Landing, as a crew. Courtney and Alfie took some incredible photos, too – and we even saw some seals! Crew really were ace on Friday, with determination and enthusiasm on the walk – we really enjoyed the day!

 

 

Next week we’ll be into academic sessions, and I’m super excited to see what you all achieve in Y11. I just know the focus, courage, compassion and respect will mean we get everyone to the top of their mountain, together.

We are Crew Mac!!

 

Miss C x

 

Crew Macmillan take on Captain Tom’s 100!

“The family of the late Captain Sir Tom Moore is inviting the world to take inspiration from his famous 100 laps around his garden to celebrate Captain Tom’s life, his generosity of spirit and the hope and joy he brought to millions.

The Captain Tom 100 is taking place on what would have been his 101st birthday weekend, from Friday 30 April to Bank Holiday Monday 3 May”.

So, as a crew, Crew Macmillan have decided we will be taking on Captain Sir Tom’s 100 Challenge this coming Friday, April 30th.

The Challenge involves completing 100 of something! 

Crew have decided to collectively complete 100 laps of XP school in one single crew session. Actually, then, we had a trial run on Friday; and managed to smash that target, so we’re going to challenge ourselves to achieve 200 Laps instead!!!

We’ve set up a fundraising page to try and raise some money in aid of our chosen charity, Macmillan Cancer Support. If you are in a position to help us to do so, the link is here.

We would love to be able to raise £100 – what a lovely amount in honour of Sir Captain Tom Moore.

I look forward to taking on this challenge – come on crew, we’ll smash it!

 

Crew Hawking Back in the Classroom

It is great to have the crew back in school.  They have all settled very well in getting into their routine and working off their Timetable.  As you can see their timetable in school is very busy.

Now the crew are back, they have started to reflect on their habits of work and learning and this is where they critique themselves and their peers in crew on their HOWLS.  To support their Work Hard, Get Smart and Be Kind grades each student will once a week reflect and grade themselves on their HOWLS and enter their own grades for each subject lesson they study on how they are performing in Work Hard, Get Smart and Be Kind.  through this process each student will hopefully work on the subject areas where they need to improve.

How we grade ourselves in Crew. Work Hard, Get Smart and Be Kind.

Super Successful SLC’s!

Student Led Conferences are vital to our work. They put our students in charge of sharing information about their academic progress with their families. In the words of expeditionary learning guru Ron Berger, “Student Led Conferences require and empower students to take the lead role in communicating their learning” – in other words, our students know they have to be responsible for their learning and progress, and they must be able to explain to their families where they are at, and where they are heading!

SLC’s obviously looked a little different this year. They were online; students had 25 minutes to speak about a range of things, including their HoWLs data, Academic progress, how they have found working from home, and the pledges they made at the start of the year. Crew Macmillan continue to surprise me daily; and once again, they absolutely SMASHED it! They each spoke confidently and maturely, could analyse their own data in terms of GCSE grades (which is a vital skill as we head into Y11) and they were all able to share examples of beautiful work with their families. As such, i wanted to share some of the amazing work with you!

Firstly, Crew were asked to reflect on their attendance across the year. Although we haven’t physically been in school THAT much in Y10 (Thanks, COVID!) – online attendance is still absolutely vital, and it is still monitored. Some great reflections in crew; here is Imogen’s! Imogen spoke through how ‘blue’ means ‘Awesome’ – in terms of our narrative for success, this means Imo is exceeding expectations!

Students were then asked to reflect on their Work Hard, Get Smart, and Be Kind attributes in sessions. Archie and Joe provided really detailed analysis for each HoWL!

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A Spot of Adventuring…

Lockdown 3.0…

If the challenges of school were not enough then remote learning would make it even harder.  Crew King, like the rest of their peers faced a new year full of challenges.

Globally, everything has stopped. Projects have been delayed, workplaces closed and schools shut down. The world seems to have ground to a halt because of the coronavirus. However, students continue their education through online learning and via video calls with their teachers and on the whole this has been executed very well by X24 and particularly Crew King.

“When life gets tough and you’re faced with defeat, remember somewhere in the world a flower is popping through the concrete.”

Challenging Times

I just wanted to take a moment to appreciate all of my crew and their amazing families for the support and determination that they continue to show during this difficult and challenging time.  I have exchange frequent emails, phone calls and one to ones with students and their families in order to support where I can.  I want my Crew to know that I am here for them. Keep doing what you’re doing.  Keep attending, staying safe, working hard, getting smart and being kind. This is what makes us crew and stand apart from the crowd.

Mental Health Awareness Week

There has never been a time where wellbeing was at the forefront of people’s minds.  With everyone being locked away and attached to their laptops or tablets, it was important this week that we spent some time considering the importance of mental health and wellbeing in general.

In Crew, we have and will continue to, take the time to communicate and support each other. We will continue to focus on the importance of sharing our stories and motivating each other when we feel like it’s just another monotonous day.  This week in order to break the routine we spent an hour on Friday taking time to go outside and observe nature.  It was incredible to receive photographs, which feature in this blog, from Crew members who walked their dog, kicked a football around or simply went out into the garden just to get some fresh air. Please continue to encourage Crew King to enjoy time away from technology and the beauties of nature.  Sometimes we all need to remember that the simple things in life can make use feel so much better.

Green Shoots

So spring is on its way and somehow things are looking up… For now we remain online learning but…we are crew and until our return into school  we will continue to work hard and get smart. Please remember that I am there for all Crew mates and their families.

I would like to praise all of Crew King for their photos and inspiration to write this blog. Thank you for keeping my spirits up.

Until next time… Stay strong and stay safe.

 

— Crew King- The Journey Continues…

This is a reminder for all those students on Tuesday 26th January 2021 the Leaver Booster and Men-ACWY vaccinations will take place at XP East School. Timings as follows:

Year 9      09:00 – 10:30

Year 10    10:30 – 12:00

No individual timings are available for students. The students arrive within the time allocated for their Year group, as this is their bubble year in school.  Please ensure you have sent the E-Form that was sent to your email address that you have registered with the school. The school cannot confirm if you sent the E-Form off as the E-Forms get forwarded to RDASH to account for vaccinations needed for the day.

If you would like the E-Form link to be forwarded to you please contact your child’s crew leader or myself Mrs Mawby ([email protected]).

Happy CREW Year!

What a start to 2021!

Welcome back, Crew Maceven if it is online for now!

I can’t even begin to express how happy I am that crew Macmillan have had an absolutely wonderful start to the year! Aside from a couple of internet issues, you’ve all achieved 100% attendance in sessions, and crew – INCREDIBLE. A huge thank you from me, because that means you’re engaged and learning exactly what you need to be during these difficult times. It just proves how awesome you lot are!

The last couple of weeks have highlighted just how resilient our students (and staff!) are, and everyone just seems to have stepped it up a gear, going above and beyond for each other whilst we’re limited to home learning. On Monday this week, Crew took part in Mindful Mondays, and for a bit of positivity, i asked Crew to find a quote that made them smile. This could be for a number of reasons, but positivity breeds positivity, and we found it was a brilliant way to kick our week off. I was very impressed with the maturity of Crew during this task, and take a look for yourselves at some of the quotes they picked out:


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Return of the MC…. (Miss Cocliff!)


Tomorrow is FINALLY the day I can return to work after having to self isolate for 8 days; the longest I’ve been away from Crew!

As a crew, we would like to say a HUGE thank you to Mrs Johnson for stepping in whilst I joined Crew on hangout from home. And a personal thank you to Charlie – who has made sure I’m able to join crew, organised everything that needs organising, and has just in general been a great deputy crew leader. I wasn’t joking about getting you a badge! 😉

It seems Crew Macmillan have still been flying the flag around school whilst I’ve been working from home, which is evidenced by the data on the praise form. Take a look at our figures so far – I’m so glad you’ve carried on being just as amazing, you have all done me, yourselves, and crew really proud!

Alfie, 60 praise entries is unbelievable. Frankie, 50!? INSANE. The fact that we have EVERYONE in crew with over 15 praise entries blows my mind – remember, praises are entered when students go above and beyond expectations in sessions, whether that relates to working hard, getting smart, being kind, or compassionate, or respectful, or showing brilliant craftsmanship and quality; it does get noticed! Let’s make it our mission for ALL of Crew to reach at least 25 praise entries by Christmas!

I can’t wait to be back with crew and give you more updates in the upcoming couple of weeks.

Remember this Friday and Monday (27th and 30th November) are staff days, so students won’t be in school; crew, make sure you’re caught up on any outstanding work; our focus as a crew is going to be on handing in all extended study on time!

 

 

Keep working hard. You’re incredible humans!

Miss C x

Crew Webb HOWLing on Flexible Friday

Crew Webb showed their habits of work and learning during our Duke of Edinburgh session this week by working on their outdoor first aid skills. Students worked in teams to examine case studies of outdoor scenarios that they might face in future Duke of Edinburgh expeditions once Covid restrictions change. Once Crew Webb worked through the case studies, they prepared presentations demonstrating the steps they would take to provide first aid in each case. Great teamwork and beautiful work on a Friday afternoon!