Year 8 Crew Nightingale 2023/24

It was a refreshing first week back for Crew Nightingale. All crew got involved in the fun-filled four days.

Students individually spoke eloquently and with courage, in front of all the Year 8 students speaking about their First Week back. They all performed a dance, ate strawberry laces in a competition, competed in various timed activities in the sports hall, then the following day walked to Sandall Beat Wood and carried out a variety of activities: Orienteering, Den building, Vegetation clearance, mini-beast finds, a short solo to reflect and draw for future plans and growth.

C29 First Week Back Plans

We are pleased to be able to share with you the first week back plans for C29, as outlined below:

For the most part of the week, students will be based at their respective school (Tues, Wed, Fri) and completing fieldwork for one day (Thurs).

Key points outlined here:

  • Students will be walking to their fieldwork destination on Thursday and therefore it is important they wear appropriate footwear.
  • Students will require items from the kit list in order to support fieldwork.
  • Students will require a packed lunch for Thursday’s fieldwork.
  • Students will be required to attend from 8:30am every morning and will be dismissed at 3:15pm each day.
  • Students will be completing physical activity in school and should therefore come dressed appropriately with suitable footwear.

Should you have any questions about our first week back plans, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s Crew Leader who will be happy to support you further.

We hope you have a wonderful Summer and look forward to seeing you in the new academic year!

X29 / Year 7 Edale River fieldwork 14th June

Year 7’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 Wednesday 14th 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 7:45am so that the register and kit check can be completed before leaving school.

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 who receive free school meals will be provided with a lunch.

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 (traffic dependent).

Crew Nightingale X29

First term completed in Year 7.

Aberdyfi – Climbing the mountain as a crew

It has been a wonderful first term for our crew and this week we now have the chosen name of ‘Nightingale’, presented outstandingly by Karina and Ruby. All of the crew have settled and are working hard and getting smart with learning in their new expeditions. The expeditions have also involved them going on fieldwork to: The National Coal mining museum in Wakefield, Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire and the evening at XP School with Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band visiting. The majority of the crew are set up and working and learning from their iPads or laptops and completing extended study on Google classroom and have individual accounts with Accelerated reader where they gain access every school day with reading in the morning, afternoon and in Crew for Tranquil Tuesdays.