Crew Berger have been focussing again on revision tasks. A couple of weeks ago we started a programme of revision inspired by Mrs Sprakes work last year with crew Bronte.
Each member of our crew selected an area of study that they were comfortable with and pledged to create some revision materials based on that. We gave ourselves two weeks to get it started and this week we presented our work.
Abi worked on the Vikings and shared several pages of notes that she’d made on Viking society. Joe found and shared a sample Maths question and Henry produced some notes on Cell Biology, looking at cell structure and moving into DNA.
Rex and Laura also worked on Biology – producing flashcards on Hormones and Menstruation. Laura went down the more traditional route of writing hers out on cards and then taking photos so she could share them. Rex used an app to create his flashcards which allows you to see how long you’ve spent studying each one.
Laura also produced some character notes for one of our English texts – An Inspector Calls, and Khushi worked on flashcards for characters in Macbeth. We enjoyed testing each other on these – can you remember who Fleance is!?
Jac decided to focus on Physics and, although he is doing the higher tier papers, he produced foundation study material to help others in crew. His worked examples of answers on volume, density, electricity and other topics are beautifully presented and explained.
We’ve pledged to continue to produce this revision material and to make it public over the coming months leading up to the exams in summer next year. We’re also pledging to put together a website so that our work can be made available to other crews and other students hoping to do well in their GCSEs.
A change in weather this week so Crew Attenborough Check in was indoors. Was good to see most students there, am hoping for 100% attendance on Tuesday at 12pm. Had some really good 1:1 tutorials with students this week, Friday has been a great day with getting my kids the support they need and getting them on track. Went on fieldwork with Ethan to the Smithsonian, use the link below to enjoy a good trip out without leaving the house.
Particularly proud of Charlie’s engagement with work, he’s smashing it at the minute, keep up the good work Chazza!
Discovering new things about my crew every week, which is nice after 4 years together, can’t believe we’ll soon be in year 11, it doesn’t seem 2 minutes since climbing on the coach to Wales!
Sorted my Kahoots! for Crew on Tuesday, get your thinking caps on guys. Here’s another one for you to try at home https://create.kahoot.it/kahoots/my-kahoots/folder/ff56ad6b-1a93-4e33-9a26-ad4cccdbf6fd
I know my crew are growing up but Harley looks so different!
http://Smithstonian Museum tour
Callie from Crew Berger in X23 is continuing to shine in athletics. As Yorkshire champion for high jump, Callie’s next goal is on the national stage and this weekend saw her competing in the Yorkshire section of the English Schools competition. She entered the 300m and high jump events and worked hard to do really well in both of them.
Callie’s 300m time was just 0.2s off her personal best and she finished in second place. In the high jump she won, with another great 1.55m jump.
Callie will now move on to the nationals but before that, has been invited to the Northern Athletics competition in Liverpool.
We’re so proud of her great achievement and her hard work – well done Callie!
Games club meet every Thursday to play a wide range of tabletop and board games. This afternoon we worked in teams to complete blindfolded challenges in the game “In the Dark” which was hilarious. Thanks to Mrs Townson for lending it to us!
Josh and Isaac were crew Berger’s top workers on Tassomai at the end of last term. Both boys were regularly getting their daily goals and making great progress as a result. We’re really proud of their progress.
In crew overall, Josh has worked the hardest on Tassomai answering over 8000 questions correctly and logging more than 120 active days on the app. Well done Josh!
We’ve had a bit of a lull over the holidays but this is also a reminder that crew should all be doing 15 minutes a day and getting their daily goals.
Nine students from E24, X24 and X23 took time out from their relaxing half term break today to come along to the Teen Tech event held at the National College for High Speed Rail and hosted by Maggie Philbin.
We met and worked with engineers, scientists and technology designers to complete a series of challenges throughout the day. Freddi managed to breakdown and reassemble a mechanical seal in one of the fastest times of the day and all our students presented their idea for an Eco Bubble, a device that would allow damaged areas of coral reef or other endangered habitats to recover whilst offering a relaxing VR experience for virtual holiday makers!
We really enjoyed the day and gained some insights into careers in Science, Technology and Engineering.