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.

Students in Year 11 (C24) will be going on a coastal walk to Flamborough on Thursday 2nd September 2021.
All students will be expected to bring the Outdoor Kit listed below;

Appropriate rucksack for walking
Packed lunch
Water bottle – Approx 2 litres.
Waterproof Outer Jacket
Appropriate walking trousers/shorts/leggings.
Walking top/base layer – Made from synthetic, man made material (polyester, nylon etc). This type of material removes sweat away from your skin keeping you cool in hot weather and warm in cold weather.
Appropriate outdoor shoes (trainers, walking shoes or walking boots are compulsory)
Sun hat
Sun cream
Medication – (As required to individual needs).
For further information or questions please email nmawby@xpschool.org or your child’s crew leader.

We are super excited to be taking C24 out on fieldwork on Thursday, 1st July.

We have arranged to take the whole of Y10 to Shrewsbury Prison, to support our final expedition of the year: Karma Police – have we got justice right?

Shrewsbury Prison was decommissioned in 2013 and now provides an “interactive prison experience” for visitors. It was also recently used as the location for BBC’s drama ‘Time’, which gave a harrowing picture of prison life.

We’re not giving too much away about the activities we’ve got planned for students, but we promise not to leave any of them locked in the cells 😉

We are booked in at the prison at 9.30am meaning that we do have to set off between 6.45am-7am at the latest.  If this is a problem for anyone, please let your Crew Leader know as soon as possible.

We will be leaving the prison at approx 1pm, so hope to be back at school between 3.30-4pm, traffic dependant. We will update socials on the day.

Please make sure students wear comfortable clothes and take a jacket as it can become cold in the prison and sensible shoes. Students will also need a packed lunch and sufficient water for the day. Please don’t pack any products containing nuts in packed lunches as we are a nut-free school!  If your child is in receipt of free school meals, a packed lunch will be provided for them.

Great Habits of work and learning.



In Crew Hawking, the students have returned to school this term and are working on their HOWLS.  The pictures above show examples of how the crew are working hard and getting smart. The crew alongside the rest of their year 10 cohort are also revising and sitting their mock exams over the next two weeks. Below is their mock timetable.

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.

The second time around for whole school closure. Since returning to education in the Year 2021, I would like to appreciate how well the students are coping and managing with their online learning.  Below is the timetable that Crew Hawking along with their peers in year 10 log onto daily during the week, for their lessons.

YEAR 10 / X24

Every Friday afternoon all 50 students in year 10 XP go onto the community online class where Mr Voltaire (Year 10 assistant principal) celebrates the great learning that the year 10 students are achieving. below are a few of the praises from Crew Hawking.

Jaggy is getting smart and I am so proud of him.

Symbolism in Artwork.  Evan has been working on the Learning Target: I understand and can describe how artists create meaning through their work.

Another crew member Helen Campbell of stunning graphics that she has been working on in her digital art workbook for the task Symbolism.

Y10 Christmas Hamper / Food Boxes

Our Y10 Silver DofE students have been unable to undertake their usual charity fundraising activities this year, so they’ve decided to create food hampers for our local food banks.

We’re all very aware of the financial impact the various lockdown/tier 3 restrictions have had on our community, especially on those who have been furloughed or are self employed and unable to work.  So, in addition to the staple non-perishable items (cereals; tinned and packeted foods; tea/coffee/juice) we are specifically asking for donations of those ‘treat’ items that some families may have to go without this year.

For example:

  • nice biscuits
  • chocolates/selection boxes
  • Christmas crackers
  • mince pies, cakes, etc.
  • small gift sets (e.g. hand cream/deodorant)

If you are able to contribute, please can you send items in to be passed on to your child’s Crew Leader by Monday 15th December.

The hampers will be donated to St John The Evangelist Church in Balby and The Trussell Trust at Christ Church during the last week of term.

Thank you in advance for your generosity and support.

Mrs Mawby, Miss Cocliff, Mrs Batty, Mrs Collinson and Miss Wilmot (Crew Leaders Year 10)

Crew Hawking have been working hard in their classes over the last few weeks since returning after half term. In Art they are working in the style of a Graphic Novel Artist. They could choose to do the art work in the style of many different ways: Use a grid, Trace the outlines before applying your chosen artist’s style or Use autodesk sketchbook to do a digital drawing on the Ipad. In crew they have been looking and reflecting on their HOWL grades for each of their subjects. From the data off their teachers gradings, they were then able to make pledges to better themselves in their academic studies. 

HOWLS by Crew Hawking.

WORKING HARD

LT 1 – I can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the key features and characteristics of The Peoples Health.
LT – 2  I can explain and analyse historical events and periods using second-order historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, significance and chronology.

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph Smith, Getting Smart in English Literature, explaining his knowledge and understanding of Stave 1 A Christmas Carol.

Joseph Smith – Getting Smart in English Literature, explaining his knowledge and understanding of Stave 1 A Christmas Carol.

 GET SMART and BE KIND

Happy 15th Birthday Ashley.  Crew Hawking celebrates Ashley’s birthday with a cake kindly sent in by mum Susan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crew Hawking are on task producing Flashcards.

Crew Hawking are getting smart by learning about procrastination and how to revise.   In the Wise Wednesday crew lessons, they have been answering the guiding question: How can we remember what we learn?   They have broken down the content of a topic and have been working on producing flashcards to aid revising a topic. Here are a variety of flashcards produced by the crew to support pathogens revision.