CELEBRATING PUPIL PROGRESS

As our parents will know, at Spark Academy we have just finished completing our Spring term assessments. Although we see progress every lesson when we see our students, we understand that it’s important for students and parents to see progress in test scores too – both at Spark and at school. We have been very…

REAL LIFE MATHS

MATHS IS EVERYWHERE! Whether you hope to study biology, economics, sociology, psychology, physics or many other subjects, Mathematics is used all the time. You will need to solve numerous Maths problems, as part of your studies. SHOPPING Maths is all around you the minute you step into your local supermarket! You will pass through automatic…

10 TOP TIPS FOR ENJOYING READING

WHY IS READING SO IMPORTANT? It is a known fact and evidence backs this idea up that children who read for pleasure everyday do better in reading tests, have a wider range of vocabulary, increased knowledge of different cultures and better general knowledge. An enjoyment in reading is important to allow this to come to…

EAT THAT FROG!

Imagine you have a job and that job was to eat frogs every day, how would you go about it? Which type of frog would you eat first? The smallest frog or the biggest frog? Mark Twain famously wrote: “IF IT’S YOUR JOB TO EAT A FROG, IT’S BEST TO DO THIS FIRST THING IN…

FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT

WHAT IS FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT?  25 February – 10 March 2019  This event happens every year to celebrate the people who grow our food. These are the people who live in the poorest countries of the world and are often exploited and poorly paid. This year the big focus is on the people especially the women. These are…

COMPANY VALUES – RESPECT

COMPANY VALUES – RESPECT RESPECT AND DIGNITY – VALUE EVERY PERSON Respect is something that we all expect. This is the same whether it is from our work colleagues, students, or our family and friends. However, time and time again it seems that respect is forgotten by those around us. It could be as simple…

BRITISH SCIENCE WEEK

WHAT IS BRITISH SCIENCE WEEK?  British Science Week is run by the British Science Association. It is a 10 day celebration of science starting on 8th March – 17th March. Every year there is a theme, with the theme this year being ‘Journeys’.  Journey into Space  This year, on 20th July, we will mark 30 years since the first moon landings. This is probably still…

CHARITY AND GIVING BACK

“Spark Academy is an organisation with a strong social and moral conscious. We care about people, embrace growth, and learning is in our DNA. We are incredibly passionate about our work and always believe in generously giving back to local and wider communities through charitable work. It is our mission to open schools in countries where child slavery…

A PARENT’S GUIDE TO YEAR 6 SAT’S

Here is some important information about the Year 6 SAT’s. They will be starting on 13th of May 2019 until Thursday 16th of May 2019.  Below is the timetable of when your child will be sitting each SAT.  There are no tests on the Friday of that week.   Monday  The children will need to complete the Grammar, Punctuation and Vocabulary Test. It includes…