It was fantastic to see so many year 11 students and parents/carers attending our revision evening last week. It speaks volumes about how determined year 11 are to get it right and the support that we have from our families. This Thursday evening we welcome the parents and carers of our year 7 students to discuss how well students have settled in and to discuss if there is anything else that we can do to support students in terms of progress and well-being.
We are really keen to work with parents and carers to get it right. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are concerned about anything or have any questions or queries. Last week a parent pointed out to us that there was a mismatch between our uniform policy on the website and in the journal; we are working to fix that now. It is always helpful for us to know how things are perceived by parents and if there are things we could think about doing differently. We are absolutely determined to be a High school that the Sprowston community can be really proud of and your views and feedback are an important part of our reflection and development.
The School Photographer, Vancols will be collecting the last lot of proofs on Tuesday 27th of November 2018. Sadly we will be unable to process any proofs after this date. Kind regards, Ann Burton
Well done to all students who took part in reading challenge. Some of them met in Mr Jones's room on Wednesday lunchtime and discussed what they had been reading. The range of books was very wide, and the enthusiasm was excellent.
Look out for more reading events through the year.
If you weren't able to come to the meeting and would like to hand in your form, bring it to Mr Jones in WS07
In July some of our students participated in a competition run by maths games website Mangahigh.
The competition was called 'Boss of the South' and it involved over 600 other Secondary schools in the South of England competing for prizes (and a £250 Amazon voucher!).
The students were challenged with the task of earning over 150 points during the competition. To earn these points, they had to complete various Mangahigh Maths challenges and play Mangahigh Maths games.
Well done to our top scoring students in Mangahigh's Boss of the South competition. The school won £100 and many students received individual prizes.
A great team effort!
As a school we have high expectations for student’s attitudes to learning and behaviour.
We want all of our students to come to school and experience lessons that are calm, purposeful and challenging and where they are motivated to achieve.
All students in our school deserve the chance to learn and to make the progress they are capable of.
Our expectations include the following.
A group of 23 Year 9 students took park in Discover Your Voice debate training on Friday 29th June. These keen talkers had a series of morning activities to help their reasoning, providing evidence to back up a point and listening and response skills. This included playing Ma Ma Moo Election, a game where you have to get elected varying tone and pitch but only using the words ‘Ma, Ma, Moo’! It’s amazing how much you can convey using pitch, tone and body language!
We learnt about the Extended Mace format for debating and in the afternoon had a chance to put our skills into practice! There were two motions:
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|