Lessons

The Sprowston Community Academy curriculum aims to enable students to become better learners and improve the outcomes they achieve through four key Learning Habits. The subjects offered and lessons provided have clear links to these habits which the school feels are crucial for students during their time at school and into the world of work.

Learning Smart

Make Decisions
Make Links
Ask Questions
Imagine
Create
Memorise
Summarise
Be Logical
Reason
Apply

Learning to Achieve

Practise
Organise
Monitor
Manage Time
Question
Refine
Develop
Improve
Reflect
Responsibility

Learning Hard

Focus
Engagement
Perserverance
Proactivity
Concentration
Resilience
Involvement
Effort
Self-Discipline
Challenge

Learning Together

Co-operate
Feedback
Listen
Contribute
Share Ideas
Teamwork
Collaborate
Manage
Respond
Empathise

Learning Smart

This habit directly links to the need for students to think. Being able to complete work and remember it is not often not enough, and therefore the need to practice applying new knowledge and skills, making links and thinking flexibly are crucial for students to maximise their achievement. Improving this area will be through activities such as mind maps, creative activities, starter activities in lessons, investigations and questioning for example.

Learning Hard

As students move through the school, the academic demands increase and students need to have developed good habits in terms of work ethic, being disciplined in their studies and striving to improve and be the best they can be. Learning hard refers to the characteristics we want students to develop so that they are persistent, work on problems without giving up, overcoming problems and being resilient. The opportunities for this area include assessments, low stake quizzes, mock/end of year exams, using knowledge organisers and other home learning opportunities and the links to the Attitude to Learning scores that are reported on at tracking points and sent home.