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IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Academy building is now closed until further notice. All key worker families requiring childcare are receiving this at Sparken Hill Academy. Please use the contact details below to request provision if your circumstances change.
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The office can be contacted at our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org and this should be the first point of contact for any queries you may have. To contact the school office by telephone, please ring 07841 151824 (and use only if you are unable to use email as the first point of contact) The usual school phone number will not be monitored.
Welcome to FSU! We are a unit for children aged 3-5 years to play and learn together. Our amazing indoor and outdoor environments allow us to learn our letters, sounds, numbers, shapes and much more! We enjoy sharing the company of adults to develop our communication and language skills as well as our knowledge and understanding of the world.
Everyone is welcome to join us on our learning journey, you might need your wellies!
Welcome to Year 1! Mrs Snowden is the lead teacher and is supported by Mrs Letherd. In Year 1 we build upon and extend the experiences that children have had in the Foundation Stage. Learning through play continues to be an important part of the school day, with the children being gradually eased into more formal learning as the year goes on. Our topics in Year 1 are All About Me’, ‘Toys’ and ‘Change’. We go on exciting visits to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park, the Build-a-Bear Workshop, Southwell Minster, Mr Straw’s House and also on a ‘Worksop Walkabout’. Phonics is taught daily in Year 1 and plays an important role in learning to read and spell words.
Welcome to Year 2! Mrs Andrews is the lead teacher for Year 2. This year the children will embark on an exciting learning journey and explore a variety of inspiring topics. Our Autumn term topic allows the children to learn about the world around them through a variety of high quality books. They will become super geographers, learning about the continents and oceans of the world, and curious scientists, learning all about animals and humans. In the Spring term we will journey back to September 1666 as the children learn all about the Great Fire of London. We will discover the cause and effects of the fire and also find out how it has impacted on our lives today.
During the Summer term the children will deepen their geography knowledge and acquire new skills in locational studies as we find out all about the British seaside in Bridlington (of course we’ll njoy a donkey ride whilst we’re there so we can get the all important star stamp in our 100 things to do passports!)
Welcome to Year 3! This year the children get the opportunity to study a variety of new and exciting topics, with opportunities to ask questions and find the answer to these in their lessons. Our autumn term topics focus on keeping healthy, where the children become experts on healthy living, and a study of Ancient Egypt, where the children find out about the Egyptians and how they lived. In the spring term, we learn all about the weather and climate of this country and in Brazil. The children will also have a visit in this topic to Perlethorpe and will use speacilist equipment to help them understand the weather more. Finally, in our summer term, we go back in time to study the Stone Age. The children have the opportunity to understand how life now is different to how it was in the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. We also visit Creswell Crags to learn about how these eras have impacted on our local history.
Welcome to Year 4. Miss Ward is the class teacher and is supported by Mrs Smith. We have some very exciting things to look forward to between now and Christmas. The children are learning all about World War Two. We are going to research the allies and axis of the war. We will look at evacuation and rationing and we will be finding out about The Blitz. For our topic, we will be having a trip to Eden Camp.
In English, we will be writing traditional stories and diaries. We will be looking at the diary of Anne Frank. Our class book is ‘Goodnight Mr. Tom’.
Welcome to Year 5!
Miss Cottingham is the lead teacher and is supported by Mrs Patterson. In Year 5, we are working hard on our new knowledge and lots of fun new topics. In science, our topic is Earth and space and we will be learning lots of facts about the planets in our solar system. Our Viking topic work is all about the difference between workers and warriors, we will be looking at why the Vikings came to invade Britain, and we will be using our geographical knowledge to look at where they settled. Our topic will conclude with a fun and exciting trip to the Jorvik centre to see some real Viking artefacts.
In maths we will be introducing using a protractor to measure angles, whilst working hard on our times tables. In English, we are doing our mystery and suspense piece of work which will include new terms such as ‘modal verbs’.
Welcome to Year 6!
Mrs Larkin is the lead teacher in Year 6. She works with Mrs Howard and is supported by Mrs Smith and Miss Taylor. In Year 6, we enjoy growing our knowledge and applying it in lots of interesting and fun ways to make it stick. Year 6’s make the most of every opportunity available to them: representing our house teams as House Captains; leading training and supporting other children as skilled Negotiators, Take 5 Breathing Ambassadors and Anti-Bullying Ambassadors; and taking a lead role in sports both in school and in events across the county!
Our Vision & Values
Thought for the day
Holles Street, Worksop,
Nottinghamshire, S80 2LJ
Monday to Friday:
7:45 – 8:40am – Breakfast Club
8:40am Playground Line up
8:50am Register and Learning begins
3:20pm School Day ends /Twilight Begins /After School Clubs Begin
4:15pm After School Clubs end
5:30pm Twilight ends
Tel. 01909 478886
Wednesday 4th March
Project Check-up Day 2
Thursday 5th March
World Book Day
Monday 9th March
KS2 SATs meeting for Y6 parents at 3.30pm
What Parents are Saying
“This school has provided everything I could possibly want for the education of my three children. Friendly, approachable teachers and a wide ranging curriculum.”
“My child enjoys school so much! What more can I say!”
“I love all the extras, like the clubs, singers and ‘ringers’, and all the sports activities!”
After School Clubs
Get In Touch
Location: Holles Street, Worksop, Notts S80 2LJ
Telephone: (01909) 478886
School Hours: M-F: 7:45am – 5:30pm