This week for the Maths part of Bio shock, in preparation for starting product, X23 have been learning about the different types of diagrams they could produce based on the data they have collected. As you can see below, some of the work both Admiral and Skipper have been producing has been beautiful:
X23 have had 4 data collecting fieldwork events so far and there last one is next week. They are continually becoming self led as they are gaining expertise in the practice. This weeks visit to grove gardens was wonderful, all participants worked hard to collectively gather the data needed. Students were able to start straight away with collecting data, which they will then be able to analyse and explain how biodiverse Doncaster is and what can be done to improve this (if necessary).
We would like to invite you to the Presentation of Learning for X23.
Skipper’s POL will be held on the 27th March
Admiral’s POL will be held on the 28th March
The presentation will start at 17:30 at XP school. Students will be delivering a lecture about the structure of the periodic table, the atomic structure, atomic size and chemical reactions. This is a vital part of the expedition for students as it allows them to express their learning and understanding from the expedition.
X23 have an Art deadline for the expedition ‘What should we remember”
The deadline is on Friday 21st December: study sheets and final product needs to be handed in on this day.
You should have the following:
– 8 images that will help them with the guiding question ‘what should we remember’, stuck in to your sketch book and annotated.
-1 coloured pencil, propaganda poster: annotated
-1 collage, propaganda poster: annotated
-1 Paint section, propaganda poster: annotated
-1 charcoal study, Otto Dix: annotated
-1 pen study, otto dix: annotated
-2 linear studies of
-Final Product (poster depicting ‘what we should remember’, 100 years since the end of WW1.
-Narrative for product
I am available on a Wednesday for extended study if students would like to work in PO8, also they can do it on other days but I am around to help on a Wednesday. Art folders can also be taken home to complete work, this should allow them to meet the deadline.
There is a fieldwork visit going to Sheffield Hallam University on the 5th December. Students will be working with SHU students who in-turn are working with the South Yorkshire Police to provide workshops to help students understand elements of criminology.
Students will require a packed lunch and will be expected to arrive at school for 8 am that day so that we can leave school at 08:15. We will return to school for 15:30.
Just as a reminder that the C22 POL will be on Wednesday 4th July for Skipper and Thursday 5th July for Admiral, commencing at 6pm in XP East.
Before the performance, students will be expected to stay for a full dress rehearsal from 3.30pm. Please ensure students are provided with a packed lunch with this in mind, as students will not have time to leave school.
Also, each student needs to be dressed in full black clothing for the performance.
We would really appreciate if you could continue to help your son/daughter learn their lines as the performance draws nearer.
Thanks for your continued support. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Students in Years C21 and C22 have the ongoing compulsory extended study of 10 minutes of daily quizzing on the Tassomai science learning programme. This system works to develop students retention and recall of key science facts and concepts by daily quizzing and interleaved retrieval practice. Tassomai done for a least 10 minutes per day will be massively important in ensuring students are GCSE ready. It is only effective when done little and often over the time until GCSE examinations. It is ineffective when not done and left until before exams.
We have been using Tassomai with students in since Christmas and have an expectation that it is done on a daily basis. However, there have been perhaps a significant number of students who have not used the program for many days and continue to do this sporadically despite reminders from members of staff.
We have therefore decided that students who have missed two days or more of quizzing in a week will attend a compulsory extended study session to catch up. Progress will be checked on a Friday and those students who need to then attend compulsory extended study will then do so on the following Thursday. We would greatly appreciate it if parents could give students a nudge to check whether Tassomai has been completed.
Thank you for your continued support in ensuring our students develop strong habits of work and learning and in our aim of becoming exam ready.