As an Academy we are totally committed to promoting Equalities. It is really important to us that our students understand that we live in a world that is diverse and that we can celebrate this difference.
February is LGBT History month and as usual we will be celebrating this with a week of assemblies and a cake sale on Friday. Our rainbow flag will be flying with pride this week. This year the theme of LGBT History month is Peace, Activism and Reconciliation and we will looking at how far we have come since the Stonewall riots and what we can do to make a difference.
It is very important to us that every student and adult feels physically and emotionally safe in our Academy. We have a zero tolerance approach to all homophobic language and actions, whether this is intended to cause harm or not. This is a place where it is certainly not acceptable to say "This is gay!", Indeed, this must be a place where we are all free to be ourselves.
Thank you to all the parents, carers and guardians of Sixth Form students who filled in the parent view questionnaire at the last parents' evening, the responses of which can be on the Parent View page.
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.
Each year Carers Trust organises Young Carers Awareness Day.
The purpose of the day is to raise public awareness of the challenges faced by young people because of their caring role, and to campaign for greater support for young carers and their needs.
This year’s Young Carers Awareness Day will take place on Thursday 31 January 2019.
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.
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.
|Chester Boone||Thomas Sartain|
Learning about different countries and their cultures is always fun. Currently, Year 8 are working on a topic relating to Kenya. In this topic we learn about weather and climate, tourism and development issues.
This week we have asked some Year 8 classes to produce a creative 3D map of Kenya to help them learn about this distant place but also to help improve their locational knowledge.
What students have produced has been great. These are just a few samples. Prizes were given out for the teams that worked the best together and for the most informative maps.
Thank you to all the parents, carers and guardians of Year 11 students who filled in the parent view questionnaire at the last parents' evening, the responses of which can be on the Parent View page.
We would like to share some important information regarding the support offered to the Year 11 students following Tuesday’s assembly (PDF below), as well as an outline of the revision and preparation for each subject; designed to maximise individual success.
Firstly, with this article please find a PDF outline of the GCSE revision sessions taking place at lunchtimes and after school (3.30-4.30pm). The programme runs from January through to the May half term. These sessions are to support the revision and preparation that the Year 11 students will be completing at home. Some pupils will be specifically advised to attend certain sessions based on their tracking data and Mock exam results. It is crucial that they attend these, as subject teachers will have specifically highlighted areas to work on and improve, prior to the final exams.
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|