This week in Humanities and Arts X24 have been studying the Early Modern Period. It has been brilliant to see how students have supported each other in sessions by working collaboratively to produce beautiful work.
8 Skipper brought their Humanities revision materials into class today to share with each other in preparation for a test on Friday. We were really impressed by the range of flashcards, notes, posters, presentations and quizzes that they’ve produced. Well done Skipper!
Today in STEAM sessions, X24 created a timeline of life on Earth. With every step taking us back 10 million years – our students planted flags to show when major species evolved. We did this to try to understand the absolutely huge length of time that our planet has been around, and how long it took for life to evolve.
After walking the entire length of the XP site we had gone back just over 3 billion years. Another 150 metres would have taken us right back to the formation of the planet – 4.54 billion years ago.
At this scale, the whole of human civilisation would fit into half a centimetre!
Great work by X24, even in the freezing cold.
X24 have been working on their linear organ drawings and using variation of line to record the detail. Some beautiful work have been refined and they are now ready to create their chosen organ out of clay.
For extended study they need to research their chosen organ: find four images of that organ, explain the function and share it with myself ‘Hcross’.
We’re pleased to announce that X24’s Presentation of Learning events will take place on 17th and 19th December
Admiral: Monday 17th December 5:00 – 6:30pm
Skipper: Wednesday 19th December 5:00 – 6:30pm
Students will be showing their work and discussing their responses to the guiding question, “What does it mean to be human?”
X24 have had a fantastic visit to the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool. We saw exhibits that helped us to put our studies of the slave trade and prejudice into context. It’s been a real pleasure watching our students working hard, getting smart and being kind to each other and the other visitors to the museum today.
It’s fantastic to see our X24 students working so hard during our first week back. Praise butterflies this week were awarded to Isaac, Vinnie, Aaisha, Chris, Jaggy, Courtney, Kyra, Bella, Charlotte, Milla, Charlie and Harpreet. Butterflies were awarded by staff and by students for consistent hard work, being kind, showing compassion and in one case – for being epic!
Well done everyone!
The following students are involved with C24 & C25 Rugby fixtures versus Hall Cross School on Wednesday 7th November. The game will be played at Hall Cross Lower School Site.
Students need to inform Mr Walker as to whether or not they are available to play.
Both teams will train the day before, on Tuesday 6th November, to prepare for the game. It is important that students can attend both.
Beautiful work – Working hard
I got the pleasure of working with X24 today and they worked really hard on their artwork in X-block today! They are currently looking at different sculptures as a source to draw from and creating form when using tone.
Well done, keep it up X24!
With there being no fixtures now until after half term there will be no Rugby or Football training on Monday 15th Oct and Thursday 18th Oct respectively.
Rugby training will resume on the first Tuesday back after half term before a game versus Hall Cross on Wednesday 8th Nov for year 7 and 8 – more details to follow.
Football training will be shelved for boys until after Christmas as the league fixtures are now delayed until it is light enough again to play them after school. Basketball club will begin on Mondays after school in its place.
I will post full after school club info for next half term later this week.