Book Club and laughter.

Crew Rosa Parks have a regular book club now on a Friday afternoon. We are reading My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher a book which has won awards and has many great reviews. Crew have embraced these sessions and wholeheartedly join in with reading out loud to each other.

Before we began our reading this week we spent some time using our imagination to make up our own stories which led to hilarious results and a great deal of laughter. As the saying goes…..”A good laugh is sunshine in the house”.

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!

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 Rosa Parks working hard.

 

Crew Rosa Parks have been extremely busy preparing for their SLCs. They have spent a great deal of time looking at their HOWLS alongside their expedition work and putting it all together in the form of a presentation.

They are looking forward to sharing this with their families. A quick reminder to parents that SLCs begin next week.

We enjoy a challenge!!

Crew Rosa Parks love a challenge. Here they are in the sports hall, prepared and ready to start their Sports Leader qualification. The enthusiasm they have is amazing and I know they will embrace this wholeheartedly. They will be taking part in this every Friday afternoon alongside all crews from Yr 7 & Yr 8. Looking forward to what the next term will bring!!!

Stand Up To Cancer Bake Sale

Over the last week Crew Piper and Crew Rosa Parks have been holdings Bake Sales during the school day to raise funds for Stand Up To Cancer. We had an amazing response from crew members and their families for all the cakes that were sent in. Students dug deep into their pockets over the 3 days of the sale and we are so pleased to announce that the final total raised was £257.75. A massive thank you to all the students and their families for making this possible.