Year 8 students have been experimenting with oil pastels this term in their art sessions to create some beautiful sunset inspired blends. Can’t wait to see the finished pieces.
Staff and students at XP came out in force sporting their Christmas jumpers today to raise money for ‘Save the Children’.
Pupils were in good spirits as you can see from the photos taken at this mornings community meeting.
I will announce the total amount of money raised when it has been counted.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for joining in and raising money for a very worthy cause.
Well done XP!
In X25 students have been studying Lee’s Push and Pull Theory of Migration. Students were given different scenarios in order for them to make a decision of wether they would decide to migrate or not.
Two stand out students in X25 were Beth and Georgia would worked incredibly hard together to complete their answers to question. Georgia also showed great courage standing up in front of the class and explaining the model in one minute.
Excellent work girls! Keep it up!
With a few hints, clues and a quick game of hangman, X24 students successfully identified all the components of the new expedition.
Over the next six weeks we will be studying the expedition entitled Life through a Lens and attempting to answer the question “How can the Arts help to uncover the past?”
This week in C24 students have been studying rebellion in the Medieval Period. Starting by exploring the feudal system and analysing its impact. The students have worked really hard on the craftsmanship and quality of their book work. An excellent start has been made to the expedition by all students! Let’s keep it up!
X24 have had a fantastic visit to the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool. We saw exhibits that helped us to put our studies of the slave trade and prejudice into context. It’s been a real pleasure watching our students working hard, getting smart and being kind to each other and the other visitors to the museum today.
A reminder about Thursdays fieldwork arrangements. Please see the original post below.
Could I also ask that parents and carers do not send students with anything containing peanuts as we have a student with allergies to peanuts, also if students require an inhaler they must bring one with them on the day.
As part of the expedition Disaster!, students will carry out Fieldwork at the Natural History Museum, London, on Thursday 30th March 2017. Students will be travelling by coach to London and will therefore need to arrive at school no later than 6.15 am ready for a 6.30 am departure. We will arrive back at school later that evening at around 7.00 pm, depending on traffic. All students except those on Free School Meals will need to bring a packed lunch, and may want to bring some money for the Services on the way home where there will be an opportunity to eat, or bring a double packed lunch instead.
We ask that any students who are travel sick take their medication in good time, sit at the front of the bus, and pass their return journey medication to myself or their Crew leader.
If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
The Year 8 Presentation of Learning for students current expedition will take place on the evening of the 6th and 7th December.
We will have more details on exact timings in due course.
It is really important that every student attends, and has someone from their family come to the event to celebrate the incredible work that they are doing.
The Year 8 expedition team.
Students have been set the following task on Google Classroom:
The American Civil War was one of the main causes of the end of slavery in the USA. Watch the following video and note down any questions you have ready for Monday’s session.
Students have been set the following extended study due Monday 12th September in session.
Explain the thoughts, feelings and questions that you have after studying the Animals Inside Out Exhibition. Think carefully about the exhibition and how this relates to our learning expedition. Write this up on a Google Doc and share this with Mr Voltaire, Mrs Batty and Mr Jackson.