As is usual during immersion into new learning expeditions, there will be no X Block in Year 7 or Year 8 in the upcoming week.
This means that Year 7 and Year 8 students will not need PE kit for Tue – Thu this week.
Year 8 students should still bring their PE kit as usual tomorrow.
All students students should still bring their PE kit as usual on Friday too.
Year 8 will be being placed into new X block groups. These will be shared later this week, as it does mean that the day on which each Year 8 student gets their X Block PE sessions may change. X block will start again in the week commencing 15th January.
I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all of our community a very happy new year.
All classes will be starting exciting new learning expeditions or in some cases learning expedition slices, which will run until our two week break in February.
Please find below details of the staff that will be working with each class. For any queries relating to your son or daughter’s learning expeditions, please contact the lead teacher in the first instance.
Class of 21
The lead teacher for the Humanities and Arts expedition slice is Mr Sprakes, working with Mrs Batty.
The lead teacher for the STEM expedition slice is Mr Voltaire, working with Mrs Goddard.
Class of 22
The lead teacher for the STEM, Humanities and Arts expedition is Mr Campbell, working with Mrs Smith.
The lead teacher for the Maths expedition slice is Mr Shakesby.
Class of 23
The lead teacher for the STEM, Humanities and Arts expedition is Mr Jackson, working with Mr Blair and Miss Robinson.
Class of 24
The lead teacher for the STEM, Humanities and Arts expedition is Mr Said, working with Mrs Rigby, Miss Thornton and Mrs Waterhouse.
Year 8 Skipper and Admiral have a specific earthquake or tsunami to research. This research needs to be completed by Friday 24th March so that students can begin writing their scientific article from Monday 27th March.
As students will be writing scientific articles they will need their devices each session over the forthcoming weeks.
A reminder about Thursdays fieldwork arrangements. Please see the original post below.
Could I also ask that parents and carers do not send students with anything containing peanuts as we have a student with allergies to peanuts, also if students require an inhaler they must bring one with them on the day.
As part of the expedition Disaster!, students will carry out Fieldwork at the Natural History Museum, London, on Thursday 30th March 2017. Students will be travelling by coach to London and will therefore need to arrive at school no later than 6.15 am ready for a 6.30 am departure. We will arrive back at school later that evening at around 7.00 pm, depending on traffic. All students except those on Free School Meals will need to bring a packed lunch, and may want to bring some money for the Services on the way home where there will be an opportunity to eat, or bring a double packed lunch instead.
We ask that any students who are travel sick take their medication in good time, sit at the front of the bus, and pass their return journey medication to myself or their Crew leader.
If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.