C26 Viking Festival POL/COL

Tomorrow is the day that C26 present their learning from their current expedition, ch-ch-changes.

XP East POL will begin at 4pm, and last until around 5pm.

XP’s POL will begin at 5:30pm, and last until around 6:30pm.

The POL will take place at XP East – please ensure you sign in upon arrival.

Be prepared to go on a whistle stop tour of Scandinavia!

[Please come prepared with warm clothing – some of the POL may be based outdoors!]

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

The C26 Team x

C25 (Y10) – WHAT A WEEK!

We had the pleasure of holding our Y10 Awesomeness community meeting this week – and what a week it’s been for Year 10!

It took us AGES to get through all of the appreciations, along with a bit of a ‘cultural reset’ focusing on apologies and stands this week, too. Some Y10s showed great courage and integrity!

Check out the masses of praise postcards below – a special shout out to this week’s crew superstars!

We’re proud of you, C26!

Miss Cocliff & Mrs Parker x

X26 (Y10) Maths Moguls!

A super shout out today for Nida & Oscar S in Maths – they produced some fantastic work and strengthened their knowledge about factorisation. Look at how beautiful Nida’s book looks – amazing Craftsmanship & Quality!

I was mightily impressed by Admiral today – additional ‘well done’s’ to Shaurya & Kolby, Lucy & Rebecca, & Liam!

Keep up the great work, Admiral!

Miss Cocliff x

X26 – Year 10 – Smashing it!

X26 have come back to school with a sterling attitude! Most students are already working hard, getting smart and being kind every single session!

This morning’s community meeting highlighted the good stuff going on – along with a few reminders from our behaviour policy. We have incredibly high expectations, because we see every day how amazing X26 are!

Take a look below at the reminders and the praises highlighted this week 🙂

Great work, guys!

Miss Cocliff x

X26 ‘Hold Back The River’ Peak District Fieldwork

Year 9’s current expedition ‘Hold Back the River’ has the guiding question, ‘how does water shape our world?’ 

During this expedition, our geography content is focusing on river characteristics from source to mouth, river processes, formation of landforms as well as the cause, impacts and responses of flooding. As part of this, we are applying the theory of river processes and characteristics to the field. 

On Tuesday 21st June, students will visit Edale in the Peak District, they will work together to collect data regarding the width, depth, velocity and load of rivers. We will also be capturing the beauty of a river by completing artwork.  This data collection will allow us to accept or reject our hypothesis once we have analysed our data in our maths lessons. 

Students will need to arrive at school no later than 8:15am so that the register and kit check can be completed before leaving school.

3 Peak District waterfall walks not to miss

It is also essential that all students bring all of the kit on the KIT LIST so that they are fully prepared for the fieldwork; this includes a packed lunch and water to drink. Students will need to ensure they have suitable walking boots/trainers as well as wellies or a pair of trainers they can get wet – we’ll be going in the river to collect the data!  If there are any problems in getting the appropriate kit before this, please email your child’s Crew Leader. 

Students will be returning to school for 3:15pm (if traffic allows). Please ensure that you complete the ‘Medical Form’ which will be given to students this week and return it to Crew Leaders/expedition teachers as soon as possible.

Many thanks in advance for your support with this!

Link to KIT LIST

Students today and tomorrow who hold prescribed medication at school will be handed back their medication.  Students who require medication to be taken at school in the new term 2021/22 will be required to fill in the medication form.

The Google form is required to be filled in and then press send.  This then gives staff consent to administer medication and for it to be kept on school premises.

Please ensure Inhalers, Epi-pens and other prescribed medications are sent into school with the child’s name and expiry date clearly visible.

Year 8 HPV Vaccine on 6th May 2021

The Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) school age vaccination team will be visiting XP school shortly to continue the HPV programme for all boys and girls in Year 8 (1st dose) & 9 (2nd dose).  Thursday 6th May 2021 is the day allocated.  All parent/carers of Year 8 students only should have now received an email with an attached link from your child’s crew leader.  It is really important you fill in the form that is attached with the email in the link.  This will save time in phone calls being made a week before vaccines in response to whether your child will be having the vaccine or not.

If you have not received the link for the HPV vaccine from your child’s crew leader then please contact them or myself [email protected] requesting the link for the HPV vaccine.

HPV Vaccine Overview 

During Crew today our learning target was: ‘I can explain how you can participate in politics and why political participation is important’

Our check in was a discussion around this satirical cartoon:

We then thought about why Marcus Rashford was so passionate about free school meals and whether or not you have to be a politician to be involved in politics.

We looked at the ways you can participate and why it is important that we do and use our voices.

Finally, we all participated in politics!