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TEACHER TALK: CREATIVITY AND PERFECTING POETRY

English at Spark Academy is nothing if not varied: from persuasion to poetry, and comprehension to creative writing. You only need to see our previous Teacher Talk posts to see that – you can read all about our work on political speeches and information retrieval by looking back through Spark Ideas. At the moment our Year 6 students are…

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PARENT PERSPECTIVES: RAVES IN OUR REVIEWS

In this week’s Parent Perspectives post, we thought we’d look somewhere a little different than usual. Many parents have been rating and posting reviews for Spark Academy for years – it’s time we celebrated their views! Where can you rate and review? Spark’s Facebook page is a perfect place for anyone looking to give us a rating…

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TEACHER TALK: COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS!

In this week’s Teacher Talk we asked the Maths department to give us a taste of some of the fun things they do at Christmas. One fun starter or plenary is playing Countdown – let’s have a look at how they do it. Onto the Countdown to Christmas! On behalf of the Maths department at…

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WHO IS DECEMBER’S STUDENT OF THE MONTH?

It’s time to celebrate another student of the month here at Spark Academy. Our holidays mean that our lessons end this week – but that doesn’t mean that our student of the month is any less deserving. As you know we’ve already nominated two students to celebrate: Neha Patni and Shreya Kumari. You can read all about their nominations…

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SPARK TOP TIPS FOR GCSE MATHS EXAM SUCCESS

For those of you who are looking towards your GCSE revision now, here are our Top Tips for GCSE Maths success! Getting formulas onto one page. When revising for Maths, creating a formula sheet is an effective way to kick-start your work! You should include formulas that will and will not be given to you…

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HEADTEACHER TALK: MAKING AN IMPACT

As always at the end of the month, we turn to our Headteacher Gemma for some words of wisdom. At the start of the new year, a new term and the beginning of our time in our new building, she’d like to talk to us this month about making an impact. Why making an impact?…

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