Last Day of Term – Friday 16th December

On the last day of this term, Friday the 16th December, students will be taking part in festive activities in the morning and will be in crew sessions in the afternoon before leaving school at 2pm. It is important to note that school will close for all students at the earlier time of 2.00pm.

We look forward to inviting students back in the new year on Tuesday 3rd January.

We hope you have a Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year!

Year 7 Presentation of learning -Mon 12th December

The presentation of learning next Monday begins at 17.30 and will finish 19.00 with a short interval for tea/snacks.

It is important that someone is there for every student. Thanks in advance for your support.

(Please remember to use Car Park 2 for the event and use the main pedestrian gate at the front of school, not the student entrance gate as this will be locked)

Important Notice for Parents

Over the next two weeks there is a ‘Drive-by Cinema’ taking place in the Doncaster Rovers Car Park 3.

This will not affect dropping off and collecting students, however it will impact on Celebrations of Learning events.

We have been given permission to use Doncaster Rovers Car Park 2 as an alternative so we ask that parents use this car park instead which is a short walk along the road to XP.

We have only been informed about this today so apologies for the short notice and any inconvenience this may cause.

Year 7 Immersion in January

I am pleased to announce that Year 7 Humanities and Arts Immersion for the next expedition is to the Houses of Parliament in London.

Both Skipper and Admiral will need to be at school for 6.15am on 4th January and we are due to arrive back 7.30-8pm depending on traffic.

All students (bar those on free school meals) need to bring a packed lunch.  Students may want to bring some money with them, as there will be an opportunity to buy something to eat on the way home during the stop at the service station.

We ask that students dress smartly for this visit, no jogging bottoms, hoodies, football shirts or hats of any form.

If you need any further information please contact myself via email gthornton@xpschool.org

 

Year 8 Spanish Extended Study

Students are to log on to espanolextra, using xp200 and estadio as the password. They are to go onto the topics menu and choose Freetime. They then go to the bottom of the list, and choose the Near Future Tense activity. Spend no more than 45 minutes on this, and be ready to give your % in lesson next Friday, the 9th December.

Mining Community’s Christmas Single

Some of the experts who have kindly given us their time and support this last term with our Year 7s have been busy making a Christmas single to raise funds for the most vulnerable members of the community.

The song was penned by Joe Solo, a local musician, and backing vocals provided by members of Hatfield mining community. The song tells the story of Christmas 1984, which everyone we’ve interviewed has told us was their best ever.

It’s available to download now:

iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/…/merry-christmas-fro…/id1171818970

All money raised will go to families currently using food banks.