Easter Hamper Day Success!

FXP would like to thank those who supported the Easter tuck shop and raffle today. The tuck shop raised a whopping £155 in just 15 minutes and the raffle raised £120, so a grand total of £275 to go towards future XP projects. We can’t thank you enough.

Congratulations to our raffle winners today Carl, Kian J and Bal, we hope your enjoy your prizes! 

We look forward to seeing you all at our next tuck shop on Thursday 16th May. Happy Easter everyone, enjoy your two weeks off!

Friends of XP

£368 raised for the British Heart Foundation

Thank you to everyone who supported me this month in raising money for the British Heart Foundation. A special mention goes to Rowena Aspden in X30 (Y7), who joined me in giving up chocolate for a month and raised £79 of her own fundraising. Well done Rowena!

Another thank you goes to all students who participated in the Fun Run on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th. Well done!

All of your donations will be warmly received by the British Heart Foundation for their vital research into heart and circulatory diseases. It’s not too late to donate! Follow this link to donate: https://www.justgiving.com/page/natalie-barton-1708372948129?utm_medium=fundraising&utm_content=page%2Fnatalie-barton-1708372948129&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=pfp-share

Thank you!!

Miss Barton

Sharing our Stories: 28/03/2024

Beautiful Work This Week

Sign Language Week at Green Top

Last week was Sign Language week in the UK – so all the students at Green Top have made this video, singing and signing the song ‘True Colours’ as part of the celebration!

‘If We Plant Trees…’ – Legacy @ NJS

As part of their awesome POLs this week, every single Year 3 and 4 child has planted a tree at Norton Junior School, with support from Murphy’s and their Roots Programme.

They also celebrated their product from last term (more on this next time!) and unveiled their awesome digital artwork, made from images of recycling – this will be on display in school after the Easter break!

Plover’s Eco Garden!

KS1 at Plover have just finished their Expedition ‘The Blue Planet’. Their final product has provided a lasting legacy for the community – a lovely eco garden that will develop across future Expeditions to provide a range of habitats and food sources for a variety of insects, birds and mammals.

Students dedicated the trees to community heroes who have helped to improve the lives of people across Intake and Doncaster at their POL yesterday – including Mrs Ogle and Dame Rosie Winterton!

Highlights from KS1 and LKS2’s COL @ Green Top

On Friday, KS1 and LKS2 at Green Top celebrated their learning for their two Expeditions – ‘The Blue Planet’ and ‘There Is No Planet B’

The celebration included an interactive art gallery, a visit from Reptile Rendezvous and showcasing awesome family learning.

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Weekly Update for families @ XP Gateshead

Finding the magic in Science @ Norton Infants

KS1 Artists @ Green Top

Action Packed @ XP

Danum Read Aloud @ Plover

UKS2 Celebration of Learning @ Carcroft School

Easter Hamper Day @ XP East

The French Revolution at Campsmount @ Norton Juniors

Join our Crew!

We’re looking for Cleaners and a Cleaner in Charge to #JoinOurCrew at XP Doncaster – find out more and apply here!

Share your stories with us!

We now have a new dedicated news email so that you can send your stories, updates or ideas about potential news articles directly to us in Comms.

It might be something you or your students have achieved, a charity you’re supporting or anything at all that deserves a wider audience.

Write to us at [email protected] –  we want to hear about it, write about it and celebrate it!

Y11 Easter Revision Sessions and Core Learning Labs

 We just wanted to post a reminder about the revision sessions that are running during the second week of half term.  Although these aren’t compulsory, attendance is highly encouraged.  Having said that, it’s also important that Y11 have a much deserved rest from revision too, so hopefully they will be able to strike the balance between both over the next two weeks.

Once we return on the 15th, it’ll be all systems go for Y11 as we really do start the final push towards GCSEs (you can view the GCSE timetable here, but don’t forget we have Art and Spanish Speaking exams scheduled during the first two weeks back.) 

Core Subject Learning Labs will be running from the first Monday back and these sessions will be compulsory for all students.  If your child can’t attend for any reason, please let me or your child’s Crew Leader know.

Monday: Maths
Wednesday: English
Thursday: Science

Finally, D6 (our Saturday revision school) will be back up and running from 20th April.

Y11 have shown such resilience this term and we’re all so impressed with the effort being put into all sessions.  

With thanks for all your support,
Angella & Mel

Easter Hamper Day!

FXP will be announcing the winners of the Easter hampers tomorrow morning around 10:30am. There are 3 prizes to win! Students and staff can buy raffle tickets from Miss Mitchell at £1 a strip for a chance to win one of these prizes. If you haven’t bought yours yet, you still have time. Tickets will be on sale up until the announcement tomorrow, so get your tickets quick!

FXP will also be doing another tuck shop tomorrow. There will be lots of goodies to buy including fruit pots, sweets, crisps, hot food and cans of pop. Please bring in some money to purchase these at break time tomorrow (cash only).

We look forward to seeing you!

Friends of XP

Y8 E29 / X29 8.2 ‘Fight the Power’ Presentation of Learning

Year 8 will have their Presentation of Learning for their 8.2 expedition ‘Fight the Power’ in the first week back after Easter.

XP East’s will be at 4.00pm on Wednesday 17th April

XP’s will be at 4.00pm on Thursday 18th April

We look forward to seeing you there to share our work from this term’s expedition!

Explorering Science in year 8

8 Explorer took some time out of their Art sessions last week to work on some Physics content. They took to the tennis courts to explore a range of hypotheses based around speed. It turns out that running was scientifically proven to be faster than cartwheeling. Check out Cody trundling along below.