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.
Yesterday Crew Tomlinson decided to spend the morning enjoying the long awaited sunshine. As it was a crew members last day at XP they wanted to have a game of Tig and then have weekend check in outside. All students participated well and we had a great morning!
This week in crew we have been working really hard on unpicking our HOWLs and reflecting on why we think we received the grades and what we can do to improve next term. So Friday afternoon we decided to make the most of the sunshine with a few outdoor games. Great work this term…enjoy the holidays!!
Crew Tomlinson are really proud of Max who yesterday led the procession of the Men’s race of Tour de Yorkshire. What a fantastic achievement and experience to have. Max represented himself brilliantly….Well Done Max!!
Last week in Crew Tomlinson we created our academic and HOWLs pledges ready for the rest of the year. We had time to think about these independently and then critique each others pledges to make sure they were specific and something the individual needed to work towards. We will be looking at these on a weekly basis to check our progress and support each other to achieve success.
Over the last few weeks we have presented and voted for who we want our crew to be named after. After a very close vote we finally made our decision and we chose this inspirational person as they follow all the character traits, for example courage and compassion because she raised over 1.8 million pounds for her charity to help others who are fighting through this terrible illness. Her family have continued to raise money to help fight cancer, with the amount now over 10 million pounds raised. This is through the family carrying on her legacy and now so shall we. This is why we chose Jane Tomlinson.
Thanks Emily for the great suggestion and beautiful presentation!
With the lovely weather we decided to complete our crew retrieval outside in the sun. All members of crew practised their speech ready for their POL next week. They also grappled with a literacy device sort. Crew had to remember the definitions for literacy devices and also communicate with each other to match them up. Well done crew, great session!
In crew earlier this week we were recalling the students knowledge on solids, liquids and gases. The students had to talk constantly for a minute to each other, without hesitating and giving descriptions of the differences and how the particles moved. Some great attempts which will help embed your knowledge!