Crew Piper Book Club

Crew Piper are reading the fantastic book The Maze Runner in book club Fridays. Some excellent reading from students on Friday. We also had a demonstration of the weeks learning in Maths. Keep it up                                                             

X25 The Big Reveal

This week X25 have been working hard on their immersion for their new expedition. It has been an action packed week, starting with learning about film making with our expert Geoff Hewitt, to painting the opening of Anchor text, grappling with a map of migration and completing gallery walks. The week ended with the unveiling of the expedition and all it’s components.

So now, without further ado, our title of the expedition is Should I stay or should I go? with the guiding question:

Why should we care about Migration? 

Over the next 14 weeks our students in X25 will be studying this expedition and working towards our final product which is to make a documentary about the topic of Migration.

This is going to be a fantastic opportunity for our students to engage with the community and I can’t wait to see what they will produce.

Watch this space!

Crew Piper Quality Time

Crew Piper enjoying their first week back at XP. Even though the weather was wet we still had fun in the countryside. Exploring and conquering our fears as a Crew. Thank you for a great first week as a new crew leader.

Well Done Crew Piper

 

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

Throughout the week students are required to be at school at normal time (8:30am) 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 will be 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 check the kit list for further details of the required clothing.  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 check the kit list for further details of the required clothing.  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 will be in school all day. Their week will be completed with a Presentation of Learning commencing at 2:15pm which parents are invited to attend and support students as they answer their Guiding Question.

Please refer to these important docs and ensure you and your child are familiar with them.

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.

Crew Piper Traditional Sports Day

This morning in Crew it was the turn of Ben and Jake to lead crew. They came up with the idea to do a traditional sports day. The events including Egg and Spoon, 3 Legged Race and the Sack Race. This meant we all had to use our communication skills and work together in pairs where needed, to win the gold medal. It definitely brought out the competitive side in Crew Piper, especially Oliver G who won 3 medals. A brilliant time was had by all of us.

Crew Piper Student Led Crew

Every week between now and the end of the school year two members of Crew Piper are taking it in turns to plan and lead a crew session. The session can be on anything but must be either educational, challenging or aimed at team building and needs to have a goal as to what the students would like to have achieved at the end.
On the last Friday of the term it was Olliver’s and Ilinca’s turn. They delivered a fantastic crew session on Autism Awareness. Their aim was to help us all understand about Autism, how it can effect an individual and how best we can help and support them. They made excellent use of google slides and had activities for crew to join in with. At the end of the session we all made a pledge to support those with Autism by signing on our names on a tree to be displayed in crew room.

Well done to both Olliver and Ilinca.

Reflecting on HOWLS

This morning in Crew Piper all students were given their HOWLS for Maths, Science, PE, HUMS and Crew. We then spent the crew sessions reflecting on how we felt about the grades we had been given and how we can improve on these moving forward into a new term. We will continue to work on these over the next few weeks and help each student to make good on any pledges they make.