We are the leaders of the future# Crew Piper

Crew Piper have been supporting and leading this week in crew. Students have been offering support with others passage and helping me so I can read through everyones. Brilliant teamwork everyone.

We have been chatting in crew about students mental health and how we can support each other. We came up with a bank of ideas to help over the weekend and next week.

  1. Going for a walk.
  2. Exercise class
  3. Reading
  4. Baking
  5. Having a facetime with friends.

We have also decided as a crew to make Fridays into FUN FRIDAYS and are taking it in turns to lead a fun activity in crew. Can’t wait for our first session next week.

In crew students having been creating some beautiful pieces of artwork. Here are some examples. Its lovely to see the different hobbies we have as a crew.

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Have a fab weekend everyone

Work hard, Get smart and Be kind

Crew Piper have made a great start back during these strange times.  Attendance to lessons and input into sessions has been very positive, well done.

We have been working hard as a crew  looking at our passage presentation and reflecting on the last 2 1/2 years at XP.

I would like to say thank you to the students who have been helping others out in crew and to the other crews for also supporting.

We all as a crew are demonstrating the XP HOWLS

WORK HARD, GET SMART and BE KIND.

Students have also been completing some beautiful work in lessons. Here is some work from a student from their Spanish lesson. Well done, keep it up.

 

If we all work together as a team we can overcome anything.

 

From Crew Piper

X25 Y9 Bubble Closure Timetable

Following the closure of our Y9/X25 bubble, we will now move to an online educational provision as shown below – this has proved to be highly effective in supporting students in other year bubble closures as engagement rates have regularly been above 95%.

Here is our protocol for online learning:

  • all Crew sessions and lessons will take place LIVE via Google Hangout and the timetable is highlighted below.
  • students will receive input from teachers and have time to complete activities on Google Classroom.
  • students are registered in Crew (8.30am), at the beginning of the morning session (9.15am) and afternoon session (1.15pm).
  • all students are expected to join each session.  If a student is absent, Crew Leaders will contact home to ascertain the reason why. If a student is unable to join a session, for example, they are unwell, we ask parents to please contact the office.
  • Crew Leaders and Expedition teachers will send Google Hangout invitations to their classes.
  • invites for live sessions will be sent through email.

PROUD, PIPER AND PASSAGE

3 words that sum up our week

PROUD– Proud of my crew for the amazing efforts during their isolation and the fantastic pieces of work they produced at home. They have had a fab first week back, I am one proud crew leader.

PIPER– Our crew and they are just amazing.

 

PASSAGE– It has been a few weeks of reflecting on the last 2.5 years at XP and the journey we have been on as a crew. It has been lovely to hear what students did and how they felt in year 7, 8 and the start of year 9. Here they are working hard and looking through their portfolios of beautiful work. I know we are going to have some really strong presentations and I am excited to hear them all.

Academic Crew Piper

Crew Piper have been working hard, getting smart and being kind in HUMS lessons. Learning interesting facts about the industrial revolution and how to write and format a letter. Here are some examples.

Here is another example of a fantastic piece fo work in art Excellent effort Piper

We has some great discussion this morning on how we can challenge ourselves to achieve above our MEG by asking for those extension tasks and contributing to group discussions.

Well done Crew Piper its amazing to see all this beautiful work.

Crew Pipers fantastic return!!

What a great return to XP for Crew Piper. They have all settled into routines and work showing commitment and enthusiasm.

We have made our first pledges of the year as a Crew our pledge is to listen and support each other in crew.

Here are some of the pledges from Crew Piper:

I pledge to not get distracted by others.

I pledge to get to know everyone in Crew.

I pledge to bring my equipment in everyday.

 

 

Hopefully we can stick to these pledges for the next term. I have had some fantastic feedback from staff about how well Piper have been in lessons and how settled they are. BIG WELL DONE everyone. Keep it up.

 

 

X26 & X25 Coming Back Stronger!

It is wonderful to welcome back our students in Year 8 and 9 today, they have certainly returned with renewed energy and enthusiasm!

Today, is all about Crew.  Students have been spending their time today reflecting on the past few months, learning how to keep themselves safe whilst in school and most importantly reconnecting as a Crew.

I have had the pleasure of spending time in each of the Crew’s and it is great to see the students engaged, working collaboratively and happy!

What a way to start the year! #Comingbackstronger

 

Crew Week

This week I set a challenge for Crew to write their own blog post about what they have been up to and the beautiful work they have been designing. Here are some examples that Ilinca has collected over the week.

 

 

 

Beautiful work from Grace.

We have also been completing the PE challenges to try and get as many points as we can for sports day. COME ON CREW WE CAN DO IT.

Keep up all the beautiful work.

 

Remember hangouts this week

Miss Robinson Tuesday 1pm

Miss O’Grady Tuesday 10.30 and Friday 10.30

PE, Quiz and Music Crew Pipers week

This week we have had various conversations and check in’s to catch up with each other. PE sent a new challenge out this week and as Crew Piper are joint first it was essential that we all took part. Ben managed to get into the 90’s which really put my score to shame. Well done Oliver G for winning the Disney quiz this week. We also continued to work on our book of memories this week looking at our favourite music playlist, Jake posted some interesting choices of music. Ilinca posted a variety of different artists which was fab.

Please can I give a huge shout outs to

Joshua for his fantastic efforts this week with his work. Some beautiful work produced.

Ben for catching up with some Maths, well done.

Jake what a week of work, fantastic efforts. Great attitude to home learning.

Ilinca fantastic efforts in your HUMS and STEAM work, beautiful work.

REMINDERS

HUMS hangout Monday 1pm

Crew Hangout Tuesday 10.30am