The aim of the House System is to promote friendly competition and the opportunity for children across the school to learn with and from each other in a variety of different contexts.
The four houses are named after significant and inspirational people in British history.
is named after Emmeline Pankhurst, who was a political activist who showed confidence, passion and courage.
is named after Ernest Shackleton, who was an Antarctic explorer who was adventurous, optimistic and showed enthusiasm.
is named after Charles Darwin who was a scientist who was inquisitive, reflective and inventive.
is named after Florence Nightingale who was a nurse and social reformer who was kind, empathetic and resilient.
Within each phase, House Presidents are selected by the Heads of House by the end of the first term. Therefore, each House Team has three House Presidents.
The House Presidents are chosen for their traits and qualities e.g. reliable, enthusiastic, resilient, motivating, confident, team player.
During each event and competition, one pupil from each house team in each phase is awarded the House Hero. These are chosen because the pupils have shown the following:
• empathy and understanding which creates a positive and respectful ethos within their house;
• teamwork, effort and fair play to create equality and opportunities for all;
• or inspiration by being a positive role model and leading their house.
If everyone within a House Team participates in an event/competition, their House Team earns 10 points.
Additional points are awarded based on the positions of each House at the end of the competition:
Every child who earns their behaviour band, earns 10 house points for their House Team.
Every child who has 100% attendance at the end of a half term earns 10 points.
The top three Gem Winners in each class earn House Points for their Team: 1st = 50 points, 2nd = 30 points and 3rd = 15 points
At the final assembly, the overall House Cup will be awarded to the House Presidents and Heads of House of the Team that has received the most points during the Year, and the winning House Team will be given a reward.
|Autumn 1||Autumn 2||Spring 1||Spring 2||Summer 1||Summer 2|
|Event||House meeting explore the significant and inspirational person, design logo, choose house song.
|Maths challenge (focus on arithmetic-3 children per year group)||Spelling bee (3 children per year group)||Singing||Performance Poetry||House Quiz|
|Crazy hoops (KS1)
|Tug of War
Tag Rugby (KS2)
|Football (All phases)|
Pankhurst - 19476
Darwin - 17629
Shackleton - 17596
Nightingale - 15230
On Thursday, we held this term's house team challenges. Well done to those children who represented their house team in the competition, 'Who wants to be a Math's Mastermind?' They showed great resilience and speed in answering the mental arithmetic questions, whilst being cheered on by the rest of their house team. We were also very proud of the staff, who competed against each other and showed just how determined they were to win points for their house team.
All of the children showed their enthusiasm during the dance competition, and it was wonderful to see them all take part with smiles on their faces. A massive thank you to those parents who have helped their children practise their dance routines at home - it really paid off! The following house teams won the dance competition in their phase:
KS1 - Nightingale
LKS2 - Pankhurst
UKS2 - Nightingale
Within both events, we also identified a House Hero for each phase in each House Team. These children were chosen because of their enthusiasm, determination and hard work to practise their mental arithmetic and learn their dance routine.
The House Heroes during 'Who wants to be a Math's Mastermind?' were:
Carter Howe (KS1)
Olivia Ryan (LKS2)
Finlay Craggs (UKS2)
Toby Wallace (KS1)
Ivy Hendry (LKS2)
Lucas McKenzie (KS1)
Halle Buddin (LKS2)
Harrisson Nelson (UKS2)
Evie Spence (KS1)
Ayden George (LKS2)
Jack Moore (UKS2)
The House Heroes during the dance competition were:
Connie Hanmer (KS1)
Dakota Bilgin-Darvishi (LKS2)
Mia Gibson (UKS2)
Millie Stephenson (KS1)
Archie Spencer (LKS2)
Harry Maskell (UKS2)
Mason Griffiths KS1
Gracie-May Walton (LKS2)
Mia-Lilly Walton (UKS2)
Ruby Hirst (KS1)
Evie Goundry (LKS2)
Gracie-Lea Henry (UKS2)
Today we held our first house team challenge…Crook cross country race. Well done to all who participated and helped cheer each other across the finish line. It really was a fantastic effort from all (including the staff who ran as well!) The following children earned points for their houses:
In Key Stage 1:
Lewis Johnson, Seth Goundry, Madison O'Prey, Ollie Cole, Toby Wallace, Jamie Gibbon, Lucas McKenzie
3rd-Declan Irwin, 2nd-Lucas Norman, 1st-Hallie Green
In Year 3/4:
Jack Beasley, Freddie Sproat, Grace Piper, Arthur Hendry, Lennon Dent, Jaycob-Jay Henry, Lennon Beveridge
3rd-Noah Best, 2nd-Hallie Buddin, 1st-Rowan Freeman
In Year 5/6:
Harry Gibson, Bobby Dobson, Jack Sproat, Bailey Harrison, Noah Ross, Lilly-Anne Reed, Shay Cavagin
3rd-Syd Meisuria, 2nd-Kayden Bestford, 1st-Noah Ballon
As well as winning runners we also identified a House Hero for each phase in each House Team. These children were chosen because of their resilience, good sportsmanship and team spirit.
The House Heroes were:
Danielle Slack, Gabriella Slack, Kayden Bestford
Elsie Hamilton, Savannah Klinj, Gracie-Mae McGinn
Layla Jobey, Xavier Stainthorpe, Maisie Clarey
Evie Clarey, Jude Johnson, Harrison Binyon