Cardinal points and using a compass

This week 3HJ have been looking at how compasses work and learning how to use them correctly.

We spent time orientating the compass to find the cardinal points. Finally, we planned a route using directions across the playground.

A tricky concept but we all did so well!

This Week’s Crew Celebrations

Congratulations to all our winners…

 

Here’s another reason to celebrate. After much deliberation, Mrs Ball and Mrs Watters settled on Will for this week’s superhero: a very deserving winner…

Congratulations to Liam for becoming this week’s Crew Rock Star by amassing an impressive 17 574 coins over the last 7 days – awesome work!

Further congratulations is reserved for Lois who was voted (by her Crew) as this week’s Children’s Champion. Check out some of the comments below that were given as reasons by her peers. Very well done Lois.

And finally, here’s a trio of Special Mention’s (Toby, Elisha & Georgia) for some quite superb jottings during a math’s activity. Yes, I went a little overboard with the stamps and stickers but you would, wouldn’t you?

FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS!

A very busy yet exciting week for 6CC! Delving further into our expedition, the children learned about the different kinds of discrimination in our history and how these key battles for equality have shaped our current landscape today. The insightful visit on Wednesday  helped the children to empathise with victims of discrimination. Well done, Crew CC!

Above: Jojo Brown visited last week to speak to the children about equality and discrimination.

Above: 6CC hard at work, learning about the Suffragettes!

Above: Arithmetic pairs are go!

Messy Maths!

Mathematics all over the tables today! We have been learning a variety of different methods to calculate addition problems… and making lots of mess along the way!

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!

6SO have been working hard to produce some beautiful observational sketches of cameras over the past few weeks. Here are just a few of the amazing final sketches and we think you’ll agree, they are outstanding! These beautiful drawings will feature as part of a calendar that Year 5 and 6 are creating based on their current expedition ‘Photographs that changed the world’. The calendar will be professionally printed and available to buy at Christmas time so watch this space!

Learning Coach XP/XP East

Job Title: Learning Coach

Pay Scale: Grade 5

Deadline for Applications: Wednesday 14th October

Potential Interview Dates: Friday 16th October (Morning)

Start Date: Immediate start (4 weeks notice period)

Hours of Work: Full Time (Term Time only – pro rata)

Responsible to: Executive Principal and Head of School

Purpose of the Job: To support the education, supervision and care for students in school, assisting with the promotion of the highest levels of achievement by providing high quality Learning Support to those students identified as being in need.

To apply for this post, please contact vacancies@xptrust.org

Application Form

Learning Coach Job Description

You can click here to download the PDF file.

Crew Appreciations

Well big well doe to Dalton for receiving the most votes when our Crew filled in their individual nominations for this week’s Children’s Champion.  One always feels that a nomination from your peers just means that little bit more…