Guns, Germs and Steel Final Product

During November and December last year our year 9 students completed the expedition Guns, Germs and Steel. For the final product students used their research skills to design and develop a informative infographic that displayed key components to explain the conflict in their chosen country during World War One.

Here are some of the final products…

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Year 7 Extended Study for the 2 week break – MyMaths

All year 7 students have been set a personalised set of MyMaths activities for the two week break.

These are designed to stretch, introduce new concepts or prepare students for FIX when they return to school.

To login, student use: xpschool rectangle137. To access “my portal” they have a 3 digit username and 3 letter password.

Students should complete the online lesson first for each activity before they attempt the homework task. They should aim to get 80%.

The deadline is 8pm on Monday 6th March. Students have have a varied number of exercises to do – around one per day over the two week break, so please encourage your son or daughter to do little and often. Each exercise typically takes around 20 mins.

If internet access is going to be a problem, if your son or daughter is struggling with the work, has lost their username and password or if they have any other problems, please get them to email me on tblair@xpschool.org

Y8 Extended Study for the 2 week break – MyMaths

All year 8 students have been set a personalised set of mymaths activities for the two week break.

These are designed to stretch, introduce new concepts or prepare students for FIX when they return to school.

To login, student use: xpschool rectangle137. To access “my portal” they have a 3 digit username and 3 letter password.

Students should complete the online lesson first for each activity before they attempt the homework task. They should aim to get 80%.

The deadline is 8pm on Monday 6th March. Most students have enough exercises to do around one per day over the two week break, so please encourage your son or daughter to do little and often. Each exercise typically takes around 20 mins.

If internet access is going to be a problem, if your son or daughter is struggling with the work, has lost their username and password or if they have any other problems, please get them to email me on msaid@xpschool.org

 

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Chefistry Presentation of Learning

Over the last couple of evenings year 7 students have presented to parents what they have learned in their current expeditions: Chefistry and Make a stand.

For Chefistry students made cake stands and baked a cream tea for their parents to share with them on the evening. Heres just a few pictures from the evening….

(Keep an eye out on the website next week for some of the year 7 Make a stand speeches)

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Year 8 Final Product: SUD construction

All year 8 students will be working on the final product which is a result of their hardwork, research and presentations this term. Tomorrow students will begin building the sustainable urban drainage system to help relieve some of the surface water on the school grounds. Students will be working outdoors and will need their fieldwork gear: warm clothes, casual clothing that they don’t mind getting a little dirty wellies/work boots.

Well done everyone in year 8 on a great expedition and fantastic final product!

IMPORTANT DATE CHANGES for DofE expedition weekends!!

We have made some changes to the dates for the practice weekend expedition and the assessed weekend expeditions in May & June.

After listening to students and also realising the amount of time staff will be taking out of their own time to cover the DofE weekends we have decided to move them to a Friday & Saturday rather than a Saturday & Sunday.

Therefore the new dates are as follows:

Friday 5th & Saturday 6th May

Friday 12th & Saturday 13th May

Friday 17th & Saturday 18th June

Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th June

Students will stay with the same weekend they have already been given.

Let me know if you have any problems with this.

Cheers.

Y9 FIELDWORK 6th MARCH- Admiral and Skipper

Y9 fieldwork for both Admiral and Skipper will be taking place on Monday 6th March, the first day back after the half-term holidays.

We will be leaving school after crew at around 9.30 and we should arrive back at school before the end of the school day.

All students must bring a packed lunch, warm outdoor clothing and comfortable footwear.

Update: School Photographs

Firstly, thank you for all your feedback on school photographs this year. It is important to us that we listen to our parents and explore the best value options for you.

We have hired a team to take our photos on Tuesday 21st March. They will take pictures of all students and send students home with a sample so parents can decide if they want to buy. They will also take sibling (just those within XP), crew and whole school photographs. You can then choose from a variety of packages and formats for your photos through their website. All details of which will be provided with the sample print.