Reminder C24 Ullswater Meeting Tomorrow

A reminder that there is a meeting tomorrow for all families of C24 Year 7 students about their trip to Ullswater at the start of Year 8 in August.

This meeting will take place at XP School at 6pm, if required please park in Car Park 3 and fill in your car registration on the sign in sheet when you arrive and we can pass that on to the Rovers.

Also it would be great if you were able to bring the £10 kit deposit to that meeting too.

Many thanks

C24 Y7 MyMaths extended study

This term we are looking at the efficiency of energy transfers as part of our expedition “Where is away?”. An important part of this is being able to work out and interpret efficiency when expressed as a percentage.

All Year 7 students have been set 3 MyMaths exercises as a baseline to test their knowledge of working out percentages of amounts.

If students are stuck they can:

  • Watch the videos linked here: https://corbettmaths.com/2013/02/15/percentages-of-an-amount-calculator/
  • Click on the lesson in MyMaths before trying the online homework.
  • Email me through google classroom.

The deadline is Monday evening at 8pm.

Thanks

All year 7 students will be taking part in a presentation of learning at Tichkill Community Library on Thursday 5th April.

Students will be showing their lift the flap books, organ system games and discussing their knowledge of the Medieval Period from their last learning expedition with an audience of primary age children and their families from around Tickhill.

Students will leave and return in the school day. They will travel by minibus and spend around 1 hour at the library in four different groups over the course of the day. There is no need for students who have a school meal to bring a pack-up lunch as the group that go out over lunchtime will be made of students that normally bring a pack-up anyway.

We will post photographs and videos where we can, subject to members of the audience granting their approval.

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!

Class of 24 Year 7 Fieldwork – UPDATED

*** UPDATE: We have brought forward the launch of our product, so this fieldwork has been postponed. We will be going later in the term. More details to follow. ***

 

Students in Year 7 will be doing fieldwork in Denaby Main, looking at the site of the old pit village and pit top. We will be walking around 1km, so students will need to be dressed appropriately and be ready for wintery weather.

7 Skipper will be going on the morning of Wednesday 22nd November.

7 Admiral will be going on the morning of Thursday 23rd November.

On both days students will be leaving and returning to school during normal sessions and so no pack-up lunch is required.

C24 (Y7) Admiral MyMaths Extended Study

Students have 7 exercises to complete by Monday evening in MyMaths. These are additional practice questions on addition, subtraction and perimeter.

At this stage students sholud not worry about whether they are too easy or too hard, as this wil give me more good data on where they are currently at with Maths.

The username is:

xpschool

The password is:

rectangle137

Students then use the details I shared with them in class to get into myportal.

 

The deadline is Tuesday 2nd October at 8pm

C24 (year 7) Fieldwork Rearranged 4th and 5th October

Unfortunately we have had to rearrange the fieldwork on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th to the week after.

Skipper will now do fieldwork in Wednesday 4th October.

Admiral on Thursday 5th October.

The fieldwork is located at a range of former quarries where students can study exposures of the 3 main types of rock found at Warmsworth Park, Cedar Road in Balby and Barnburgh cliff. Students will carry out fieldwork alongside geological experts at each site, looking at the bedrock and superficial deposits in detail, as well as taking measurements of the dimensions of each site.

Students will be back for 15.15

They will need to be prepared for the weather. At the moment the forecast looks good, however please keep an eye on this as we get closer to the fieldwork.

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.

Any issues please contact me at rcampbell@xpschool.org

Thanks

Mr Campbell

C24 (year 7) Fieldwork 27th and 28th September

7 Skipper will be going out on fieldwork on Wednesday 27th Sept.

7 Admiral will be going out on fieldwork on Thursday 28th Sept.

The fieldwork is located at a range of former quarries where students can study exposures of the 3 main types of rock found at Warmsworth Park, Cedar Road in Balby and Barnburgh cliff. Students will carry out fieldwork alongside geological experts at each site, looking at the bedrock and superficial deposits in detail, as well as taking measurements of the dimensions of each site. Students will be back for 15.15

They will need to be prepared for the weather. At the moment the forecast looks good, however please keep an eye on this as we get closer to the fieldwork.

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.

Admiral will be doing PE during X Block on Wednesday 27th and Skipper Thursday 28th so please bring kit.

Any problems please let Mr Campbell know on rcampbell@xpschool.org

Thanks

Mr Campbell

 

All our Y7s have been given the task of researching a Spanish-speaking country and then recording and presenting at least five key facts about their chosen country. These could include:

  • population size
  • unit of currency
  • famous Spanish-speakers born there (e.g Shakira is Cuban)
  • national flag
  • famous national dishes (e.g. Mexico = nachos, enchiladas, fajitas)

 

Results of research to be brought on the prompt cards (provided) to the next lesson (Admiral = 12/07/17 and Skipper = 13/07/16)

Mr Pearson