X25 shaking it off!

X25 Crews have been working really hard. We have started to revise An Inspector Calls on Tranquil Tuesday recapping what we know about the characters and key facts about the play. We are also reading the play in crew. Yesterday crews also started to look for where they can complete their work experience, thinking about where they want to go and then crafting emails to contact them.

Due to their hard work in crew last Thursday we decided to wake everyone up with an exercise class. Members of X25 joined in with Just Dance- which was fantastic!

It was a great way to start the day….Keep up the good work!!

X25 Working Hard and Getting Smart

X25 have made a fantastic start to the academic year. They have started to read A Christmas Carol in English making some brilliant notes about the start of the book and analysing the description of Scrooge. In Science they have been completing an experiment to observe a cell using a microscope, creating some great diagrams of what cells look like.

Students have done really well at bringing their equipment to sessions which is imperative to make sure they are competing the work to the best of their ability.

Keep up the good work X25!

C25: Coastal Walk on 30th August 2022

As ever, we will be kicking off our first week back at school by regrouping and rebooting Crew.

On the very first day back – Tuesday 30th August – our C25 (new Y11) students will be going on a coastal walk to Flamborough.

Students should arrive at school between 8am-8.15am so that we can leave at 8.30am.  We are aiming to be back at school by 3.30pm, but will keep you updated on the day.

All students will be expected to bring the Outdoor Kit listed below:

  • Appropriate rucksack for walking.
  • Packed lunch (those on FSM will be provided with a school pack lunch.)
  • Water bottle: approx 2 litres (no energy drinks, milkshakes or fizzy pop)
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Appropriate walking trousers/shorts/leggings for the weather.
  • 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 (sturdy trainers, walking shoes or walking boots are compulsory – no open toe sandals, canvas shoes or sliders)
  • Sun hat/Sun cream
  • Medication

For further information or questions please email your child’s crew leader.

Thanks!

X25 DofE Fridays-Skill

We hope everyone has had a great half term and ready for the next term. As part of the students Duke of Edinburgh silver award they will be completing an hour towards their skill award on Friday afternoons. At the end of last term students chose which skill they wanted to complete. Students have chosen between sewing, beauty and board games.

We have a couple of board games in school but would be great if you have any at home that we can borrow for students to make the most of this time.

 

We are really looking forward to the students completing their DofE.

 

Thanks

X25 crew leaders.

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.

Physical Friday, X25 Duke of Edinburgh Award

X25 took part in a selection of sports activities on Friday afternoon which will contribute towards their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award scheme. Students had to pick from futsal, rounders or a 5km walk/run. The weather stayed nice and dry with even a bit of sunshine coming through the clouds.

All the students were amazing and everyone took part in something. It was great to see on a Friday afternoon.

 

Believe in yourself Crew!

Crew have had a busy few weeks since returning to school and they have all made a fabulous start to the new term, which they kick started with a meditative mindful session.

It gave them all time to press reset and recharge so they could hit the ground running upon their return. It was a great chance to sit back and let them hear all the positive thoughts and feelings that they each have about their Crew. They are all so proud and supportive of each other. It also gave the opportunity for them to close their eyes and relax before the busy week ahead.

If you look closely you can see that some have their eyes tightly closed and are totally getting ‘into the zone’. Unfortunately the session was not long enough so round two will take place this week.

 

What a Crew!!

 

What another fabulous week from Crew in such strange and tricky times.

I love the focus and enthusiasm from each and every Crew member first thing in a morning.

I applaud the hard work that is going into the preparation for all of their Passage Presentations. I am so looking forward to when they present them.

I have enjoyed listening to staff members praise the hard work that is taking place during the online lessons.

All in all I am very proud………yet again!!

X25 / Y9 Student of the week goes to…

In X25/Y9 the student of the week award goes to Guraaj for her outstanding contributions to discussion during online sessions and her conscientious attitude to learning.

Guraaj, you were nominated by several of your peers and teachers. You continue to exceed expectations and set an example of what working hard really looks like!

I have really enjoyed working with you in our Push to 4.0 group, your love for learning is infectious!  Keep being awesome, it certainly is not going unnoticed.

 

Here are a few comments your teachers/ peers have said about you:

 

  • My choice is a tough one. I would say this week it is Guraaj. I have no work to show as in Crew the focus has been passage and we don’t want that sharing yet until they have done it!! Gurraj has shown great HOWLS in relation to preparing for her Passage Presentation. She has also spent time helping and supporting other students in Crew to complete their work. Well done, Guraaj!

Praise and reflection for Crew Rosa Parks.

Even though Crew have not had the beginning to the new school year that they had hoped for, I have been so proud of the strength of character and resilience they have shown in adapting to working from home again. I want to praise their enthusiasm and 100% attendance  even with the wifi issues some have experienced.

Crew are also working really hard on Passage Presentation, where they have been reflecting on their journey so far at XP. It has been lovely to remind ourselves of some of their wonderful experiences in Crew over the two and a half years and to look back at photos and work.

The photos and reflections show just how quickly time goes by, how far they have come and how much they have grown and matured.

I enjoyed reminiscing with them.

I hope you enjoy the photos from when times were very different for them and us.