Students will receive a sheet with a written task where they have to read a paragraph and spot 5 mistakes. Correct the 5 mistakes if possible. Due in on Monday February 12th.
Students need to log on to espanolextra to practise numbers this week, ready for sessions on Monday 11th September. Go on to the topics area, then numbers, and scroll down to the listening section on telephone numbers. There are 2 activities to complete. Any problems, please see Mrs Sprakes.
As we are now coming to the end of our expedition ‘Are we really free to choose?‘ students have once again being applying their knowledge and practising answering exam questions. It’s been really pleasing to see so many students Working Hard and Getting Smart when attempting source and interpretation questions. Students have really risen to the challenge with these tricky questions! Here are just a few examples of their hard work from this week.
Having recently completed SLC’s, Ennis Hill have shared their academic pledges with each other. Every week they will help each other to achieve these pledges and make progress ahead of their Summer Mock exams.
Crew Bronte completed their Student Led Conferences a few weeks ago which included students reflecting on their mock examination results and considering academic pledges for the upcoming examinations in June. Check out Alzbeta’s reflections below on how she is currently performing in her History GCSE.
Ally’s pledge to ask for more ‘feedback’ and her determination to ‘test’ herself and ‘revise more regularly’ shows that she is really ‘getting smart’. In the next few weeks in academic crew sessions we are going to look at revision resources and techniques so that we are fully prepared for the challenges ahead!
Students have made an excellent start to our new expedition looking at the rise of Hitler and the Nazi Party in Germany. This week we have examined the problems facing Germany after WW1, specifically the Treaty of Versailles, hyperinflation and the Great Depression. See below for their beautiful books and notes!
Students have been given an image of a propaganda poster from 1932 to annotate with their thoughts on the posters’ message and purpose. This is due next Thursday (7th February) where we will discuss students findings and prepare for an assessment.
Crew Bronte. along with other crews in X22, have been working hard this week delivering their speeches on Othello entitled, ‘Who is the most to blame for the death of Desdemona?’ The speeches have been recorded and will be sent to the Eduqas examination board so the students can gain a grade in Spoken Word which will complement their final GCSE grade in English. The speeches have been well prepared, thorough and detailed. Great work X22!!
The Celebration of Learning for X22 students will be on the 6th and 7th February. Students will be presenting their art work and discussing how they have chosen to represent last term’s guiding question: Who were the Vikings? The evening will begin at 5.30pm with a short introduction by our students followed by an opportunity for parents to view all students’ artwork and speak to students about the process and thinking behind their work.
Skipper students will present their work on Wednesday 6th February and Admiral students on Thursday 7th February.
We look forward to seeing you.
In crew today we discussed the benefits of using flash cards to aid revision. It was great to see Allie and Olivia already producing revision resources for Science to help them understand key concepts. The whole crew then focussed on an element of revision they were less confident about and produced flash cards on an aspect of that subject.
These guys are on it!
This evening X22 hosted an evening of debates in front of a public audience. As part of their latest STEAM expedition students’ final product was to plan, prepare and participate in a formal debate on contentious subjects ranging from, ‘Is the world making progress?’ to ‘Was the moon landing a hoax?’ The level of debating skills was extremely impressive and the respect shown between opposing views was clearly in evidence. Pressure was increased by the presence of an audience lending real authenticity and accountability to the evening
High quality work X22.
Today in crew, Bronte focussed on practising their speaking in Spanish in preparation for their upcoming mock examination. Special shoutouts for Ben and Paige who answered the question, ‘Where do you go on your holiday?’ in perfect Spanish with superb accents. This is what the rest of crew need to aspire to!
In addition, Katie and Ally worked on a draft revision timetable using a model from the website as inspiration, they then shared this work with the rest of crew. We agreed as a crew we would share a revision timetable over the next few days so that we can start revision next week for the mock examinations that start the week beginning 10 December.
Excellent work, Bronte!!