X25 Information- First Week Back

School starts on Tuesday 27th August where we will be embarking on a week of crew. 

Throughout the week students require to be at school at normal time (8:30) but finish times will be slightly different depending on the schedule for the day. Students will require a pen, pencil and ruler this week and a kit list has been sent out for Wednesday and Thursday.

The week’s schedule is as follows:

Tuesday- In school with a normal finish time of 3:15. There is no extended study in school this week. 

 

Wednesday – Out of school on crew activities so students will need a backpack with a packed lunch, a bottle of water, hiking boots and waterproofs. Please can students come to school in trainers not their walking boots.  We are expected to be back at school for around 5pm.

 

Thursday- Out of school on crew activities so students will need a backpack with a packed lunch, a bottle of water, hiking boots and waterproofs. Please can students come to school in trainers with their walking boots in their bag. We are expected to be back at school for around 5pm. 

Friday- Students are in school all day. Their week will be completed with a  Presentation of Learning commencing at 2:15 which parents are invited to come and support their students where they will be answering their Guiding Question.

X25 Science Assessment

Hi,

X25 will have their end of Y7 assessment for science on Wednesday 3th / Thursday 4th July.

The areas that they should focus their revision on are:

Cells

Organ systems – Digestion and lungs

Particle model

Elements and the Periodic Table

Separating substances

Writing up a scientific investigation

Thanks

Mr Campbell

 

Last week I posted the excellent field work and data collection of the local ecosystem, that X25 completed. This week, students used the data collected to built food chains and then grappled incredibly hard to build an XP ecosystem food web.

Learning Target: I can combine food chains to form a food web.

Next week, we will be investigating what might happen if disease killed one of the species in XP ecosystem or a completely new species was introduced…

X25 Xblock

In X25 we are looking at facades of buildings and artists who are influenced by them. They have used a range of media to re-create one of the artist compositions.

Today we have gone outside to draw from observation and look at one point perspective, making our observational drawings look realistic. Here they are working hard!

Extended study has been set for X25 to take photographs of their own house (focussing on the facade). They can also take photographs of interesting facades in Doncaster or of a friends/family house. They need to have their photographs ready for x-block session next week.

X25 Fieldwork 20th and 21st March

X25 Admiral will be carrying out fieldwork on Wednesday 20th March.

X25 Skipper will be carrying out fieldwork on Thursday 21st March.

On each day students should arrive at school at the usual time.

The fieldwork is located at a range of former quarries where students can study the bedrock and superficial deposits in detail, as well as taking measurements of the dimensions of each site. Students are expected be back in school for the regular time of 3.15pm

Student will need to be prepared for the weather. Long trousers and sleeves are best as we will be walking through some overgrown areas. Wellies and a raincoat are advisable whatever the weather.

Students will need a pack up lunch, they can take this in their normal school bags. We can provide lunch for students on free school meals.

Student will also need a bottle of water and suncream.

X25 Celebration of Learning – REMINDER

A reminder that the X25 (Year 7) celebration of learning is this Wednesday evening, 19th December from 5.30pm until around 7.00pm.

It is important that every student has someone from their family at this event as it helps to provide an authentic audience for their work in what will be a great celebration of their efforts in their very first learning expeditions at XP.

Students are asked to dress smartly as this is a formal occasion. Students can bring a change of clothes or can choose to attend in smart clothes for the whole day.

Student must stay in school between 3.15pm and the start of the celebration of learning. They will be given some time to relax after school and before the last rehearsals, so they can bring a pack up tea if they choose.

We look forward to seeing you this week!

 

Many thanks

Beautiful Work – X25 Admiral Critique

Frankie M produced a smashing first draft of his body part poem and today X25 Admiral gave him some critique.

We used the lesson to model how to use rubrics effectively and the quality of the feedback from the students was stunning.

The following students are involved with C24 & C25 Rugby fixtures versus Hall Cross School on Wednesday 7th November. The game will be played at Hall Cross Lower School Site.

Finlay A M C25
Caiden G M C25
Bob J M C25
Nikoden P M C25
James H M C25
Callum B M C25
Declan R M C25
Kyle SJ M C25
Marshall J M C25
Reece S M C25
Marcus H M C25
Jake L M C25
Frankie M M C25
Riley C M C25
Luke H M C25
Harrison A M C25
Max B M C25

 

Ashley C M C24
Aiden R M C24
Lewis H M C24
Tom H M C24
Tristan K M C24
Charlie P M C24
Archie N M C24
Jayden W M C24
Caiden G M C25
Bob J M C25
Frankie M M C25
Luke H M C25
Charlie B M C24
Isaac H M C23
Harvey P M C24

Students need to inform Mr Walker as to whether or not they are available to play.

Both teams will train the day before, on Tuesday 6th November, to prepare for the game. It is important that students can attend both.

 

 

X25 Admiral students grappling in Spanish

Last week out X25 Spanish students were introduced to items of stationery that might be found in their bag or pencil case…..in the unlikely event that they would need to borrow an item. They will now be able to ask for it in Spanish. Here they are completing a Tarsia word wheel puzzle to practise this new vocabulary. Some had eight pieces to match up, and others had a more challenging puzzle with twelve pieces to locate in the correct place. Bravo!

 

With there being no fixtures now until after half term there will be no Rugby or Football training on Monday 15th Oct and Thursday 18th Oct respectively.

Rugby training will resume on the first Tuesday back after half term before a game versus Hall Cross on Wednesday 8th Nov for year 7 and 8 – more details to follow.

Football training will be shelved for boys until after Christmas as the league fixtures are now delayed until it is light enough again to play them after school. Basketball club will begin on Mondays after school in its place.

I will post full after school club info for next half term later this week.