A reminder that students need to earn 1000 points every week on times table rockstars
We will check each week at 8pm on a Friday.
To earn points quickest, students should play in the garage. This week it is 2s and 3s.
To bring down their average time, students should play in the studio.
To have most fun, students should play in the rock arena against their friends, or rock festival where they play against the world!
All Year 7 students have two parts to their extended study:
- Four MyMaths exercises due on Tuesday 23rd Jan at 8pm.
- Two worksheet exercises due on Tuesday 23rd Jan at 9.15am
Students need to complete their working out on the worksheets, and then hand them in on Tuesday. The minimum expectation is that they do the “workout” section. If they are struggling or have not met the deadline, they will be given additional help in expedition support on Thursday after school.
There are more details on google classroom. If students need additional copies, there are links to the worksheets. There are also links to two videos that will help too.
LCM and Common Multiples
Common Factors and HCF
The next payments for this year’s music lessons have now been added to ParentPay.
We have created a new payment item that will just be a running balance of the amount owed. We will add fees to this each block of lessons and notify you when it has been added.
Please note the payment item has been allocated to all students so please do not panic if you do not think your son/daughter takes music lessons. As long as your balance is £0 you will not be asked for payment. If your balance is not £0 and you are not sure why, please contact the school.
Please remember that Year 7 and 8 students need to come back to school with staff after the Rovers’ session on a Friday afternoon. Students will then be dismissed from the school building.
The only exception to this is where students are staying after school for the training session with the Rovers.
We have had some instances of parents turning up to the football cages to collect their son or daughter from there, but they must come back to school first.
Our first FUNdraising event this year is on 23rd Feb at The Doncaster Diamond Lounge, for over 18’s only – we are hoping to run a race night with a mini auction and a pie and peas supper. We would like to invite all parents/carers, family, friends and staff so be sure to save the date!
Any help on the night or promoting the event on it’s run up would be extremely well received and we would love to hear from anyone willing to give up some of their free time to help out.
We are also bringing you a Treasure Map competition, with tickets from NorthLink Ferries as a prize!
Further details and tickets for both events will be available soon!
As it is the start of a new term (& a new year) FXP are on the beg again for donations of raffle/auction prizes from local businesses, parents and staff, for this event and others, that we can use to raise funds to help support our students in their expeditions.
Please send anything suitable into the office, clearly marked FAO: FXP, or feel free to message us/comment below if you’d like to get in touch with offers/suggestions or ideas.
Thanks as always and don’t forget our next meeting is at school on Wednesday 24th January at 6pm – new faces always welcome!
Take care & Happy New Year to you all!
Last year, Relational Schools visited the school to make a film looking at the impact of an innovative expeditionary-learning led curricula on students’ character, resilience, engagement and learning outcomes. They followed our students through their Outward Bound experience, their first weeks at school and looked how relationships have developed for students at XP.
The super-cut of the film is below but if you would like to purchase the full version for £10 please click here.
We Are Crew *super-cut* from Relational Schools on Vimeo.
Our students in Year 10 have been busy working hard and getting smart in preparation for their mock exams which have taken place over the first two weeks of term. The somewhat gruelling schedule has taught our students the value of good preparation and study habits and they have conducted themselves admirably throughout this period.
As a thank you to students for their hard work, we will be having a celebration this Friday 17th January. PE will take place as normal first session in the day followed by fun activities. After lunch we will be taking students for a game of bowling to help them relax and blow off some steam. There will be no change to the usual finish times for students, however we will finish bowling at 14.15 and will let students go home straight from the ‘Tenpin’ bowling alley if they want to. Those students who wish to, may return to school as normal if they are being collected by parents. Please note, this may be a little later than usual as we will be walking back from the bowling alley.
Once again, congratulations to Year 10 on working so hard!
Just to inform you that in order take advantage of some coaching assistance from our partnership Rugby club Wheatley Hills, I have moved Rugby after school club from Thursdays to Fridays – 3:30 – 4:30. Apologies for the original mis-information.
All Year 9 students will be taking part in fieldwork at Sheffield Hallam University next week on Tuesday 23rd January.
Pupils will learn about globalisation, international economies and country evaluation techniques, and apply these to their business client and country of interest. They will produce a 1 page summary report for a business client, with the support of first year university students studying international business. They will also gain an insight into what it’s like to study business at degree level, by working with students studying the subject.
We will be leaving school at 8am by coach. So all Year 9 students will need to be in school ready to be registered at 7.50am.
We will arrive back in school at 12.30 so there is no need to provide a pack-up lunch unless you usually do so.
A warm welcome back to the students for a year that promises to be hugely exciting in terms of their sporting opportunities! The weather won’t be quite so warm though so I would just like to remind parents/carers to ensure that children bring appropriate kit for this terms’ activities. (See attached link for guidance reminder:).
All children in years C24 and C23 will be taking part in Football/Leadership for the duration of this term and, as such, should dress accordingly. Children in C21 & C22 will be moving on their final rotation of either Basketball, Football or Fitness this Friday which they remain on until February half term.
New after school clubs this term are Rugby (Boys & Girls all years) on a Thursday and Table Tennis (limited places – sign-up required) on Mondays. Basketball will remain on Wednesday and Athletics on Monday. For full timetable see attached link.
As ever, if you have any questions then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Here’s to an exciting sporting year ahead!