X24’s second Presentation of Learning will cover their STEAM work. This will take place on Monday 15th July and will run from 5 until 6pm. Students will be demonstrating their air powered rocket cars, discussing their speed experiments and their design process for their cars.
X24 students are continuing their expedition work in STEAM by looking at speed. They were given some marbles and some track and were challenged to work out the speed of the marbles. Students quickly designed their own experiments and decided how they were going to get to the answer. This work builds their knowledge for their work this week designing experiments focussing on investigating ” a factor that affects the speed of an object “.
So far students have planned to measure the speed of Nerf bullets, RC cars, falling objects and toy cars on tracks. We’re excited to read their reports when they’re finished next week!
This week in Humanities sessions X24 students have been exploring the context of their anchor text Of Mice and Men. As the book is set in 1930’s America we have been studying what life was like at this time and recording our new understanding using a BBK note catcher. All students worked hard to expand their knowledge during these sessions but Milla and Aaisha’s work stood out in terms of it’s Craftsmanship and Quality. Beautiful work girls!
X24 Started their new STEAM expedition on Friday with their first immersion challenge: Building and testing air powered rockets. We had a fun session with paper, card and tape before going outside to fire the rockets using our custom made compressed air launcher. The expedition title and Guiding Question will be revealed early next week!
A new term and a new expedition for students in X24. As with all expeditions at XP we start this process with an immersion which allows students to grapple and make considered predictions about the content of the expedition.
The first immersive task given to the students today was to take the opening of their Anchor Text, which is currently unknown to them and use the writers description to paint the setting.
The students were so focused and as a result produced beautiful work that will be placed in the front of their new exercise book.