Y8 Fieldwork Natural History Museum, London

A reminder about Thursdays fieldwork arrangements. Please see the original post below.

Could I also ask that parents and carers do not send students with anything containing peanuts as we have a student with allergies to peanuts, also if students require an inhaler they must bring one with them on the day.

As part of the expedition Disaster!, students will carry out Fieldwork at the Natural History Museum, London, on Thursday 30th March 2017. Students will be travelling by coach to London and will therefore need to arrive at school no later than 6.15 am ready for a 6.30 am departure. We will arrive back at school later that evening at around 7.00 pm, depending on traffic. All students except those on Free School Meals will need to bring a packed lunch, and may want to bring some money for the Services on the way home where there will be an opportunity to eat, or bring a double packed lunch instead.

We ask that any students who are travel sick take their medication in good time, sit at the front of the bus, and pass their return journey medication to myself or their Crew leader.

If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Year 8 Presentation of Learning

The Year 8 Presentation of Learning for students current expedition will take place on the evening of the 6th and 7th December.

We will have more details on exact timings in due course.

It is really important that every student attends, and has someone from their family come to the event to celebrate the incredible work that they are doing.

 

The Year 8 expedition team.

Year 7 PE: X-Block groups for this year

SURNAME FORENAME X Block
Allen Harley Stephen X1
Ameri Sureya X1
Angus Joseph X1
Choudhary Khushi X1
Coates Callie X1
Flynn Megan X1
Jenkins Jake X1
Kaur Chandni X1
Kerry Joe X1
Marshall Anna X1
Rogers Leighton X1
Scott Rhys X1
Sneap Tabitha X1
Snow Joshua X1
Temporal Harvey-Lee X1
Williams Gracie X1
Ap Harri Jac X2
Beard Charlotte X2
Benson Antigone X2
Buckley Liam X2
Denton Sophie X2
Emsley Alex X2
Flynn Milly X2
Goodwin Scarlett X2
Harris Henry X2
Khan Jon X2
Lewis James X2
Pidgeon-Davies Tuscany X2
Roper Ethan X2
Sherwin Tyler X2
Turton-Mason Logan X2
Williamson Rex X2
Yamani Anisa X2
Austin Samuel X3
Bond Maddison X3
Booth Michaela X3
Chappell James X3
Durkin Abigail X3
Elwick Bradley X3
Heyes Isaac X3
Higgs Jack X3
Kaur Jaspreet X3
Mellor Ciaran X3
Morrell Thomas X3
Poland Emilly-Mae X3
Spick Logan X3
Taylor Bobby-Jack X3
Turton-Mason Zack X3
Wilcock Tyler James X3

 

Above are the X-Block groups for Year 7.

X-Block will start next week (w/c 5th Sept). Students in X2 will have PE on Tuesdays. Students in X3 will have PE on Wednesdays. Students in X1 will have PE on Thursdays.

Year 7 X block sessions are in the afternoon from 1415 until 1515. Students need to a full change of clothes into their PE kit on these days, however they can choose to go home in their PE kit if they wish.

Thanks

8 Skipper and Admiral Extended Study due 28th June

Students in 8 Admiral and 8 Skipper have been set a piece of extended study to create their own interpretation of the island discussed in Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Students must ensure they use quotations in their work alongside any drawing or design they create. In both groups students should have already decided on their pairs for this task and how they wish to present their interpretation. This work is due on 28th June.

Year 7 Extended Study Grand Designs

For Monday 16th May students are to produce a Google doc discussing what life was like in Victorian England.

In their doc they must use the text we have coded and their mind maps to discuss the following:

Queen Victoria, the British Empire, the developing industry, the differences between the rich and poor communities (to include education, jobs and housing.)

Skipper 7 – overdue homework

Skipper, Please ensure you have marked your work as done for the Mathletics Algebra – this was due in on the 13th April but I have extended it so students can mark it as done.

You had 3 exercises to do:

Show ALL STEPS OF WORKING OUT in orange homework books.

The three titles are:
1. Writing Algebraic Expressions
2. Recognising like terms
3. Like Terms: Add and subtract

Don’t forget that for like terms 7xy and -3xy ARE like terms. But 6x and 5xy ARE NOT like terms.

The DEADLINE was Wednesday 13th April at 8 PM. Books were due in on Thursday 14th. Any students who have not done handed this in by tomorrow can expect to come to compulsory homework.

Thank you

Year 7 Humanities Easter Extended Study

Both Skipper and Admiral have Extended Study to complete over the holiday. Students will need to write up their notes from the fieldwork visit to the Gurdwara. A google doc will need to be shared with both Mrs Sprakes and myself.

Students may wish to use the following headings in their notes:
The building
The scriptures (book)
The Gurus
History of Sikhism
Langar

Y7 Humanities Extended study

The final draft for Skipper and Admiral’s Joan of Arc Googledoc is Monday 7th March.

Students also have a written response to produce on the Guiding Question for the expedition we have just completed. The Guiding Question was:

Were there any glimmers in the Dark Ages?

Students will need to consider anything good that happened during this time period and any negative things and then decide overall whether the Dark Ages were good or bad.

More detail will be shared with students in session tomorrow, but the deadline for this is also Monday 7th March.

 

Hatfield Moors Student Films

This mini-learning expedition came from a partnership between XP School and Natural England. Natural England are a charitable organisation who own and main many sites of importance across the country, including Hatfield and Thorne Moors, these being the last lowland peat bogs in the country. The charity wanted our students to create artefacts that helped to inform other children their own age about the geological and biological importance of the sites, their provenance and many of the wonderful stories stories associated with the moors. We were very lucky to be given access to the sites and tours from Janet Canning and Philip Robinson from Natural England. We also worked with Sue Ellis from Serendipity Art who helped to inspired our students with the stories of the moors, and Andy Muscroft who helped to record and edit the students’ footage.

The expedition took place over the course of three days, when we suspended the timetable so that we could focus on making really high quality, beautiful work. Students did some fieldwork at the moors, and then returned to school to work as script writers, artists, animators, editors, narrators and actors. We are incredibly proud of the work that the students have done and hope that it encourages more children to visit what is one of the county’s most beautiful and important outdoor classrooms.

Below are the three stories and films students worked together to make.