What a great start to the new year Crew Mercury have had!
I was so pleased to see everybody and to see the crew members in person.
This year we have started Crew Curriculum, and crew have really embraced Thoughtful Thursday. As a crew we looked at out most recent data for HOWLs and grades, then each member made an academic pledge.
Check out some of Crew Mercury’s pledges…
Josh – ‘I pledge to achieve a 3.0 or higher in HUMS by asking more questions’
Jayden – ‘I pledge to improve my be kind HOWLs to at least a 3.0’
Ella – ‘I pledge to improve my HOWLs in PE and crew are going to support me by giving me lots of encouragement’
Even with COVID-19 nothing has stopped us having our weekly whole school community meeting. Every Friday we have had the community meeting via Hangout and lots of appreciations, apologies and stands have been made.
Would just like to give a big shout out to Lynden for making his first stand during the community meeting. Well done Lynden! Lots of courage shown!
Another great week from Crew Mercury, every member is producing real quality learning and also enjoying their time at home.
Kaylen has been learning many new skills during this time, including learning to play the guitar, doing lots of gardening and baking.
Have a look at this bread!
And my favourite new skill he has learnt…how to crochet! I’m sure I’ll have a new crochet buddy when we get back to school!
As well as all of this, Kaylen has been doing amazing with his online learning. He has done so well working independently! Mrs Collinson is very impressed with his Spanish saying how she is ‘really proud of his courage and commitment’.
I can’t wait to get back to school to hear all about your new skills Kaylen.
I think it’s fair to say that, even though we’re not in school and have the challenge of working at home, our staff and students in E26 (Year7) and E25 (Year 8) are still Working Hard, Getting Smart and Being Kind.
Over the last couple of weeks, we have seen determination (when the work has been tricky), compassion (when helping our fellow crew members who have been stuck) and the completion of so much beautiful work, ranging from stand-out science assessments, amazing artwork, passionate speeches and marvellous maths!
Here are just a few appreciations for students and their beautiful achievements:
So following on from last week’s post showing what Lewis has been up to, it is Daniel’s turn this week.
Daniel has completed some real quality learning including a HUMS assessment where he achieved a fab score and showed great understanding of Africa, development and the DRC. He also completed an assignment answering the question ‘How far can Maycomb be called prejudiced?’. Mrs McCarthy said ‘What an absolute joy to read! Well done, great understanding and detailed yet clear explanation!’
In addition to completing his learning, Daniel has been enjoying walks with his family catching Pokemon!
He has also been enjoying quality time with his sister 🙂
It has been great the hear what Daniel has been up to, it’s been lovely keeping in touch and seeing the pics!
Have a look at these amazing cards that Ella from Crew Mercury has been making this week!
Ella has been giving these cards to her mum so she can pass them on to her fellow front line workers in social care. A lovely way to show her appreciation for everything they are doing in these difficult times.
I’m sure these cards have been massively appreciated, such a wonderful thing to do Ella! I am very proud!
It has been great to check in with crew and see what we have all been getting on with our learning. The learning that you are producing is fab, and we’re getting lots of praise from teachers. Well done everyone!
I’ve also enjoyed hearing about what crew have been getting up to in their free time.
For this week’s post I’m going to share what Lewis has been up to. He has been enjoying taking Thor for a daily walk. Look how big Thor is!!
Lewis is particularly proud of his maths learning, and I’m sure Mr Nixon is super impressed too! Mrs McCarthy also said she is proud of what you have done so far Lewis, keep it up!
Check back next week when we have an update on another member of Crew Mercury!
During crew this morning Crew Young and Crew Mercury came together for student led conference prep (SLC). Students from Year 9 modelled what an SLC looks and sounds like. It was fantastic to see how our Year 9 responded to the challenge, finding out only 5 minutes before our Year 7s arrived.
In the closing circle students spoke about their experience, discussing the quality of questions asked and the respect shown by Year 7 during the presentations. Crew Mercury gave great critique to Crew Young about the quality of the presentations and thanked them for helping out. We are CREW ! A massive well done to all involved this morning.