Year 9 Parents Madrid Meeting: 24th April 17.30

Just an additional reminder that there is a information evening on Monday 24th April at 17.30 for parents about the upcoming visit to Madrid. At the meeting there will be some forms to complete. Rather than take the forms away to fill in, we ask that parents do this on the evening so that they are complete and accounted for.

So that parents are able to complete the forms, we ask that they bring with them the following information:

  • Details of doctors/GP including Name of doctor, address of practice and phone number. 
  • Details of any medication  that students take and how it is to be taken: e.g. time of day
  • Passport

Please remember to park in Car Park 3 and use the student entrance

Thanks again for your continued support!

 

Year 9 Visit to Madrid

A reminder to all parents and students that there is an information meeting for the Madrid visit on Monday 24th April at 5.30 pm. Attendance is essential. Please bring your son/ daughter’s passport. The meeting should last for about one hour.

Please remember to park in Car Park 3 and use the student entrance. Thank you.

ParentPay

Can we please ask that all parents log in to ParentPay and check for any outstanding balances. If these could be paid off ready for starting back after the long weekend please?

For all students taking music lessons there will be a payment item added within the next few weeks for the last block of lessons.

Thank you.

Year 8 STEM Extended Study

You have two pieces of extended study to complete over the Easter break:
1. Complete your lab right up for the Water Purification experiment. See the attached photo which tells you the sections you need to have completed.
In your discussion you must explain what you found after we evaporated the sea water before and after we distilled the water by boiling it in the conical flask and condensing it in the test tube. What was the difference in the amount of dissolved solids before and after? What was there a difference? What happened? What was the pH change? Why did this happen? After the distillation, do you think the water was potable? If so, why? If not, why? Was your hypothesis correct or incorrect? Was it specific enough?
Make sure that you use correct scientific language and key words in your write up. Your work should be of high quality and be detailed. If you need help, please email me in good time.

2. Follow the links on Google Classroom. Read the texts and watch the videos on Enzymes to prepare yourselves by building your background knowledge for our next experiment; Enzymes- Investigation into the effects of pH on enzyme action.

3. Email Mr Voltaire with your answers to the following questions: 1. What is an enzyme? 2. What is the function of enzymes? Give examples 3. What is the lock and key theory? 4. What can affect the function of enzymes?

8 SKIPPER STEM: Easter extended study

  1. Students need to do a first draft of an informative article about the Loma Prieta (1989) or Port au Prince (2010) earthquake. I have shared a writing frame, assessment rubric and resources to help on google classroom. There is also a model piece about Christchurch (2011) which we critiqued today. (DUE WEDNESDAY NEXT WEEK)
  2. Respond to all feedback on ripple tank write up in their google doc. (DUE FRIDAY NEXT WEEK)

8 ADMIRAL STEM: Easter extended study

  1. Students need to do a first draft of an informative article about the Loma Prieta (1989) or Port au Prince (2010) earthquake. I have shared a writing frame, assessment rubric and resources to help on google classroom. There is also a model piece about Christchurch (2011) which we critiqued today. (DUE WEDNESDAY NEXT WEEK)
  2. Type up ripple tank write up into a google doc and share with me. (DUE FRIDAY NEXT WEEK)
  3. Respond to all pencil marks in red exercise book (DUE WEDNESDAY NEXT WEEK)

Whole School Photograph

Students will be sent home with proofs of the whole school photograph along with an order form.

The deadline for getting these back to school is next Friday (21st April). Any orders after this date will need to be done through the website.

C23 Age UK Kindness boxes

Year 7 have been working closely with Age UK this expedition.  They have met and spoken to their specific elderly person that they are to make their kindness box for, they have done service learning by playing games with users of Age Uk in Sprotbrough and Armthorpe and in two weeks time students will be presenting their Kindness boxes.

Today students are being sent home with their ‘list’ of items they would like to put into their kindness boxes.  We are asking, where possible, if you purchase an item or two for your child to put in their box.

If you are able to purchase an item or two please be aware that students have started to make their box so you may need to speak with your child about the size of it.

XP will provide a number of generic items to go into each kindness box.

Any items purchased for the kindness boxes need to be brought into school by Friday 21st April.

Many thanks in advance for your kindness.

Year 7 Expert

Today, Colin from Age UK has been teaching Year 7 students about Dementia. At the end of the presentation students chose whether they Pledge to become a Dementia Friend. Dementia friends is a project run by Alzheimer’s Society to help everyone understand dementia so that people can live well with dementia and feel part of the community.

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