Y7/8 Girls Football Tonight

I have just received news that the Y7/8 Girls football tonight is also cancelled due the weather. Our opposition needed to make a decision on whether the conditions were suitable to travel across etc and decided that it wasn’t. Apologies for the inconvenience I am extremely disappointed as I’m sure the girls are. I will post details of the rearranged date as soon as it is finalised

Fixture News tonight!!

I have just received notice that the Y8 Boys football fixture versus Sir Thomas Wharton and the Y9/10 Girls football tournament at Balby Carr have been postponed due to inclement weather. Rearranged dates will be posted when they are finalised.

At present the Y7/8 Girls football game at home is still on… I will update this if it changes.

Accelerated Reader Information

Students in all year groups have now been given some personalised information about the ‘Accelerated Reader’ program to take home to parents. This includes your child’s most current Star Reading Report, which details their current reading age based on one Star Reading Test they completed recently. It is anticipated that this reading age will increase significantly if students engage fully in the program. Alongside this, the report includes their ZPD, which indicates the coloured reading level that your child should be on. I have also enclosed a personalised parental login which will allow you to access information about your child’s engagement and progress with the program.

As outlined in the accompanying letter sent home, Accelerated Reader is a proven and sharply focused reading program which aims to build students’ reading enjoyment, resilience and accelerates reading progress. With this in mind, every student will be given time during the school day to read their books and we do also expect that students are reading for around two hours per week during extended study to maximise the program’s potential.

If you require any further information about the information you’ve received then please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for your support,

Mrs Smith

Year 10 Fieldwork: Yorkshire Museum


Year 10 will be undertaking fieldwork this week at Yorkshire Museum in York as part of their Raiders and Invaders expedition. Both classes will visit the museum but on different days.

Skipper: Wednesday

Admiral: Thursday

Students will travel by minibus and will depart at 09.15 and return to school in time for lunch, arriving at 12.30.

This means that there will be no change to the normal school day and students are not required to bring a packed lunch.

We politely ask that students arrive with outdoor clothing and comfortable footwear, writing and note taking equipment and devices to take pictures. If you have any questions or queries, as usual please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Send an email to Mrs Batty or Mr Voltaire.

Many thanks

C24 Admiral Extended Study

Students need to type up their assessment about life in 1750 on a Google doc for Wednesday.  Students have taken their books home in order to type the document up and need to return them to school on Wednesday.

I have put a ‘how to use a Google doc’ on Admiral’s Google Classroom.

Extended Study C21 Admiral and Skipper

Students in Admiral and Skipper C21 have revision set as extended study this week.

On Friday 20th October students will sit a GCSE style exam paper including two 1 mark questions, a 9 mark question and an 18 mark question. The questions will only be based on the Volga/Rus Vikings which includes:
-The changing nature of Viking (Rus) trade and settlement in Russia from c.750
-The nature of Viking trade and interaction with the Arab world
– Viking relations with Constantinople and the Byzantine Empire

As a result students will need to take their books home this week in order to revise and be fully prepared for Friday.

Year 6 Information Evenings

Thank you to all the parents and students that attended our Year 6 information evenings last week. We had an amazing turnout both nights.

On your Exit Tickets we asked if you had any further questions. We have updated our Frequently Asked Questions page with these so please click here to view these.

We have had a number of phone calls from parents wanting to arrange individual visits, unfortunately due to the sheer volume we are unable to accommodate any of these. However, if you do need to know any further information about the school please view our websites, videos about the schoolour prospectus and our Parent Handbook.

If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact us on 01302 898792 or info@xptrust.org.

C24 Extended Study

Students in Admiral have today been given their Spellodrome username and password, Skipper will get theirs tomorrow.

Students have to log on to Spellodrome (www.spellodrome.com), play the spelling games of their choice and earn 1000 points. Admiral have until next Tuesday 17th October to complete this Extended Study, Skipper have until Wednesday 18th October.

Any problems please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you

Miss Thornton