E26 (Year 9): First Week Back 

E26 (Year 9): First Week Back 

 

As this academic year ends, we’re already looking forward to our first week back!

School starts again on Wednesday 1st September when we will be embarking on a week of Crew.  Please take a look at the outline for the week so that students are fully prepared for each day.  

Wednesday:

Students will be in school all day (normal school hours).  They will require their usual equipment (pen, pencil, ruler and device). Sensible footwear is required. School dinners will be provided as usual.

Thursday: 

Students will need to be at school for 8am as they will be out of school on crew activities. Students will need a backpack with a packed lunch (provided for students on FSM), a bottle of water, hiking boots and waterproofs.  Please check the kit list for further details of the required clothing.  Please can students come to school in trainers, not their walking boots.  We are expected to be back at school between 4.30pm and 5.00pm.

Friday: 

Students will be out of school today for the morning (normal school hours).  They should wear the same clothes as required for Thursday (please refer to the kit list) and bring their bags and equipment (including their device). Sensible shoes and waterproofs will be needed so please make sure that students bring these, too.

Students will also need a packed lunch and a bottle of water (provided for students on FSM).

*We have been advised that students wear and bring insect repellent for our morning fieldwork.

Please refer to these important docs and ensure you and your child are familiar with them.

Have a wonderful summer break!

 

 

Crew Mercury’s ‘screens off, well being on’

Crew Mercury have been working extremely hard during remote learning sessions and we all welcomed some ‘screens off, well being on’ time. As a crew we decided which activities we would like to complete. These ranged from spending quality time with our families and pets, to building dens.

Here are a few pics sharing our highlights of this time…

 

Crew Mercury complete their SLCs…

It has been an absolute pleasure to be part of crew Mercurys’s student led conferences. It was fantastic for the students to reflect on their learning and HOWLs. The students shared pieces of beautiful work and answered the guiding question ‘Where does real power exist,  the heart, the body or the mind?’ Although challenging to complete a student led conference online, crew Mercury smashed it, well done everyone!

Here are some of the words that students and parents used to describe the SLCs…

 

Crew Mercury smashing remote learning!

It is fantastic to see that crew Mercury have had 100% attendance in their remote learning sessions. I’m so proud of the effort and commitment that crew are showing during these difficult times.

I’m really looking forward to seeing the beautiful work that crew Mercury have produced and sharing it. I’ve had some great feedback from staff!

Massive well done to Poppy and Jayden for receiving praise postcards!

 

 

During crew we have been preparing for the upcoming SLCs. We have been looking back on our last expedition where we have identified beautiful work and reflected on out HOWLs.

I can’t wait to hear crew Mercury share their experiences and become leaders of their own learning.

Merry Christmas from crew Mercury!

Merry Christmas from crew Mercury!

What a way to end a tough term at school. It was fab to see the students back in school following their time completing online learning. Our crew certainly enjoyed opening their secret santa gifts!

Following the closure of our Y8/E26 bubble, we will now move to an online educational provision as shown below – this has proved to be highly effective in supporting students in other year bubble closures as engagement rates have regularly been above 95%.

 

Here is our protocol for online learning:

  • all Crew sessions and lessons will take place LIVE via Google Hangout and the timetable is highlighted below.
  • students will receive input from teachers and have time to complete activities on Google Classroom.
  • students are registered in Crew (8.30am), at the beginning of the morning session (9.15am) and afternoon session (1.15pm).
  • all students are expected to join each session.  If a student is absent, Crew Leaders will contact home to ascertain the reason why. If a student is unable to join a session, for example, they are unwell, we ask parents to please contact the office.
  • Crew Leaders and Expedition teachers will send Google Hangout invitations to their classes.
  • invites for live sessions will be sent through email.

If you have any questions regarding the above, please contact your child’s crew leader.

Thank you.

PS: It was amazing to have 86% (44) students join the hangout this morning with our expert Victoria, who spoke to us about the Suffragette movement in Doncaster.  What a turn out at short notice!

 

A great return for crew Mercury!

The first two weeks back after the October break have been great for crew Mercury!

We have had plenty of praises logged for all members of crew.

Well done to Daniel for achieving 11 praises since we returned, what a fantastic achievement! He was closely followed by Lynden and Kaylen who have both achieved 7 praises!

This week our first set of HOWLs data was released and as a crew we will be analysing the data during Thoughtful Thursday next week….keep your eyes peeled for our next blog!

A special mention goes out to Poppy who on the last day of term brought in individually hand packed Halloween sweets for crew. What a lovely way to end the term! Crew thoroughly enjoyed the special treat!

 

 

Crew Mercury’s first teenager!

 

So this week we celebrated Ella becoming the first teenager in Crew Mercury!

Happy Birthday Ella!

We celebrated during Friday crew treating ourselves to some Angel Slices, Mini Battenburgs and Fondant Fancies while sharing our apologies, appreciations and stands for the week.

It looks like Kaylee and Jayden are enjoying their treat!

Welcome back Crew Mercury!

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!

 

 

 

 

Crew Mercury

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.

Take care everyone!