This week in C24 students have been studying rebellion in the Medieval Period. Starting by exploring the feudal system and analysing its impact. The students have worked really hard on the craftsmanship and quality of their book work. An excellent start has been made to the expedition by all students! Let’s keep it up!
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.
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.
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.
Students have been set the following task on Google Classroom:
The American Civil War was one of the main causes of the end of slavery in the USA. Watch the following video and note down any questions you have ready for Monday’s session.
Students have been set the following extended study due Monday 12th September in session.
Explain the thoughts, feelings and questions that you have after studying the Animals Inside Out Exhibition. Think carefully about the exhibition and how this relates to our learning expedition. Write this up on a Google Doc and share this with Mr Voltaire, Mrs Batty and Mr Jackson.
Above are the X Block groups for Year 8.
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 8 X block sessions are in the morning after crew, so students can choose to come to school in their PE kit, but must have a change of clothes for the rest of the day.
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.
On Monday 9th May 8 Skipper will be taking part in the immersion for the final expedition of the year. Followed by 8 Admiral on Wednesday 11th May.
Students will be outdoors all day in the Peak District and will therefore need:
As students are currently working on their product for the Get Physical expedition in Computer Science, we have made some changes to X Block groups to allow students to work in their original product groups.
Please see below for updated student groupings and schedule. Sessions will run in the following order: Continue reading