Last Day of Term – Friday 22nd December

On the last day of this term, Friday 22nd 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. Rovers and dance sessions will not be running on this day. 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 Monday 8th January.

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

All Year 7 students have a maths test on Wednesday next week on the learning target:

I can calculate the area of compound shapes.

They have each been given a set of revision sheets for practice. Some may have completed some of these questions in class, but it is worth repeating to ensure fluency. Students are able to use a calculator for these.

FOR BEGINNING/DEVELOPING – They need to be able to work with rectangles and triangles so these are the WORKOUT questions on the first two sheets.

FOR SECURE: They need to be able to work with compound shapes, so these are the WORKOUT questions on the third sheet.

FOR EXCELLENCE: They need to solve problems associated with area and compound shapes, so these are the APPLY questions on all three sheets.

On google classroom I have posted some videos to help. I have also posted copies of the sheets that they have been given too.

Donations to Food Bank

This morning Noah, Alfie and Courtney took some of the gifts all our staff, students and families have donated to the Food Bank. They took 6 sacks with them today but there are still some more to send! Many thanks again to all those who have donated.

They also met some of the Frenchgate team there who took many more bags that their team, retailers and customers had donated.

C22 Extended study fix

Dear C22 parents and guardians

Please ensure your son/daughter checks and fixes any work still outstanding for Hashems Journey – Homeostasis in science. There is a rubric attached to their doc to help with answering the learning target. They will need this as a revision tool for the assessment next week plus as part of their portfolio work.

Deadline for this piece of work is Friday 15th December 2017
Kind regards
Mrs Rigby

C23 Presentation of Learning

C23’s presentation of learning for their expedition “Being Human” will take place on Thursday 14th December.  The event will start at 5.30pm and finish at approximately 7pm.  Guests may arrive from 5pm.

C24 POL

The culmination of C24’s first expedition for the last few months will be from 5.30 to 7.00 on Tuesday 19th December.

As such, we would like to invite the parents, carers and families of all our Year 7 students to their first Presentation of Learning.

Students will share an extract from the product, which they have worked really hard on over the last few weeks.

Please have your car registration details to type in at reception on your arrival.

We look forward to seeing you all on the 19th! Thanks for your continued support!

C24 Mining photographs

Does your family have a history of mining in their blood? If so, could we have a copy of any photographs that you may have or photographs of memorabilia.

Please could you send them in with your son/daughter or email them to rjohnson@xpschool.org/ cburnitt@xpschool.org

Many thanks in advance.