Welcome to the Summer Term. This is an important term for many reasons. A particular mention must go to all students sitting exams this term. Please know that we are thinking of you and you have our total support- let us know if there is anything you need or anything at all that we can do to help in these last stages.
It is also a time of transition. We are so looking forward to meeting the 280 students joining us in Y7 next year. We are delighted to be full in this year group and can't wait to prove to you why you have made a great choice in coming to Sprowston Community Academy. At the same time, we are preparing our Y9 students to become GCSE students and our Y11/Y13 students to take their next steps to adulthood.
We are really proud of our Academy and the all the people in it- our fantastic students, teaching staff and support staff. It is a real team effort and we are looking forward to this final term of 2018/19. We set ourselves the target of being the best version of Sprowston that we could possibly be and we are determined to end the year on a high.
Congratulations to Mr Cordeaux's Year 7 History class who made and presented their black death cures to the class. The winners were Phoebe, Eva & Josh.
Congratulations to Mr Cordeaux's Yr7 history students who were winners of a very closely contested Castle designing competition!
Well done to Harley, Hayden, Colin, Poppy, Freya, Danny & Kimberly.
Year 11 students will follow this Revision and Exam programme from Monday 13th May during the exam period instead of just their normal timetable.
The programme outlines the details of the final revision sessions offered directly before their exams, as well as the times of the exams themselves.
Students need to highlight the subjects that they are entered for, and carefully follow this making sure they are in the correct place – either in an exam, a revision session, or their normal lesson.
Best of luck to all Year 11s over this period of time.
Congratulations to all of the students who were nominated for Star of the Week this half term.
This is in recognition for excellence in or out of lessons, students' positive attitude, or academic achievement.
Keep up the good work.
Congratulations to all the students from this half term who achieved an Academic Success Award. This is to recognise their outstanding academic achievement and attitude.
The awards are given by class teachers to those students who have shone in terms of working extra hard in and out of lessons, or persevering with difficult work, along with those who have exceeded their personal target grades and achieved at a high level.
Well done to all students and keep up these really high standards for the rest of the year.
We had a very productive and popular first Geography revision session after school yesterday on Tropical Rainforests.
Here are some ideas for the coming week about how Geography students can revise this topic.
Revision Guide to support Yr11s in their revision and preparation for the summer exams. This booklet covers our top tips for revision, revision technique ideas for students to try and revision ‘Dos and Don’ts’.
For revision to be successful it also needs to be organised carefully. Attached are two alternative revision timetable templates and instructions to use. Students should plan their revision, managing their time and making sure that all subjects are covered. This plan can include nights off and breaks as well. Students should try to follow it closely and get into the habit of ' a little and often' as an approach.
Finally students sometimes don't always know the best approach for certain subjects when it comes to revision, or they just don't know how to start. Attached is a document called 'How best to revise in...' which is an outline per subject of the 3 or 4 top tips specific to revision in each subject. The best idea is to start with a simple technique like 'read, cover, recall' and see if that works best for you.
This year (as usual) many books are being turned into movies and adapted for television.
Challenge yourself to read some of the books before you see the film in the cinemas or on the television.
Come to reading group on Wednesday lunchtimes in the library to share your thoughts and hear other people’s. You don’t even have to have read the whole book to attend!
Doddle provides a comprehensive range of engaging online teaching, homework and assessment resources, to support learning and progress across the secondary curriculum in a range of subjects. It allows staff to assign varied resources to support classroom learning (presentations, audio, animations and revision materials), interactive presentations and self-marking quizzes to instantly assess understanding, and a secure and straightforward platform for teachers to assign any homework task.
Here at Sprowston Community Academy we have so much to offer and celebrate within the school. We post a number of articles on the school website but there is a wealth of information to be found in our numerous twitter feeds. Below we have listed the individual accounts and link to them.
|Design & Tech||https://twitter.com/@schs_dandt|
|PE & Sports||https://twitter.com/@SprowstonPE|
|RS/Phil. & Eth.||https://twitter.com/SCHS_RS|