House Teams

Aim of the Crook Primary House System

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.

House Teams

Pankhurst 
is named after Emmeline Pankhurst, who was a political activist who showed confidence, passion and courage.

Shackleton
is named after Ernest Shackleton, who was an Antarctic explorer who was adventurous, optimistic and showed enthusiasm.

Darwin 
is named after Charles Darwin who was a scientist who was inquisitive, reflective and inventive.

Nightingale 
is named after Florence Nightingale who was a nurse and social reformer who was kind, empathetic and resilient.

 

House Presidents

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.

House Heroes

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.

How do the children earn House Points?

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:

Position House points
1st 50
2nd 30
3rd 15

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.

House Team Events and Competitions 2023-24

  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.
team building
Maths challenge (focus on arithmetic-3 children per year group) Spelling bee (3 children per year group) Singing Performance Poetry House Quiz
Competition Cross Country
(All Phases)
Dance Off
(All Phases)
Crazy hoops (KS1)
Netball (KS2)
Tug of War
(All Phases)
Scatterball (KS1)
Tag Rugby (KS2)
Football (All phases)

 

Scores

Pankhurst - 37731

Shackleton - 36971

Darwin - 36724

Nightingale - 33645

 

House Team Spelling Bee

Published on Thursday 28 March 2024 by Miss Taylor.

To end the term, the children created a buzz by competing in a Spelling Bee in their House Teams. What better way to learn and practise how to spell while having fun doing it!

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The following house teams won the Spelling Bee in their phase:

KS1 - Darwin

LKS2 - Pankhurst

UKS2 - Shackleton

House Team Spelling BeeHouse Team Spelling Bee

The House Heroes of the spelling competition were:

Darwin:

Liza Savyztska (KS1)

Jaycob-Jay Henry (LKS2)

Ruby Violet Buckle (UKS2)

Pankhurst:

Annabelle Cannon (KS1)

Joshua Bowes (LKS2)

Estelle Gent (UKS2)

Shackleton:

Charlotte Kirkbride (KS1)

Indie-Mai Sung-Brown (LKS2)

Paddy Lambert-Cousins (UKS2)

Nightingale:

Olivia Hardy (KS1)

Oscar Fullarton (LKS2)

Aura Weston (UKS2)

    House Team Tug of War

    Published on Thursday 28 March 2024 by Miss Taylor.

    All of the children took to the rope yesterday afternoon during the Tug of War. This competition really demonstrated the children's competitive spirit, and it was fantastic to see the sheer determination of each child as they worked together as a house team. The highlight of the afternoon was without a doubt the Heads of House competing against each other whilst being cheered on by the whole school.

    House Team Tug of WarHouse Team Tug of War

    The following house teams won the 'Tug of War':

    KS1 - Nightingale and Shackleton

    LKS2 - Pankhurst

    UKS2 - Pankhurst, Shackleton and Darwin

    Heads of House - Pankhurst

    House Team Tug of WarHouse Team Tug of War

    The House Heroes of our 'Tug of War' competition were:

    Darwin:

    Raul Fonio (KS1)

    Dakota Bilgin-Darvishi (LKS2)

    Chelsea Hodgson (UKS2)

    Pankhurst:

    Ollie Sproat (KS1)

    Abigail Bowes (LKS2)

    Jack Sproat (UKS2)

    Shackleton:

    Hunter-James Hutchinson (KS1)

    Steven Atkinson (LKS2)

    Eve Ross (UKS2)

    Nightingale:

    Robyn Charles (KS1)

    Alfie Lawson (LKS2)

    Charlie Agar (UKS2)

    House Team Tug of War

      Singing Sensations

      Published on Friday 1 March 2024 by Miss Taylor.

      On Wednesday 14th February, we held our first house team singing competition in each phase. It was wonderful to see the creativity that the house teams showed when performing, and in some cases writing their songs, the enthusiastic adult participation in some house teams, especially the hidden singing talent of Miss Bunce and the passion that all children showed as they sang their hearts out.

      Singing SensationsSinging Sensations

      The following house teams won the singing competition in their phase:

      KS1 - Darwin

      LKS2 - Pankhurst

      UKS2 - Pankhurst

      Singing SensationsSinging Sensations

      The House Heroes during the singing competition were:

      Darwin:

      Harvey-Roy Westwood (KS1)

      Isla Jordan (LKS2)

      Rose Colcombe (UKS2)

      Pankhurst:

      Austin Egglestone (KS1)

      Sophie Hird (LKS2)

      Emily Grady (UKS2)

      Shackleton:

      Lucas McKenzie (KS1)

      Gracie-May Walton (LKS2)

      Harriet Mills (UKS2)

      Nightingale:

      Seth Goundry (KS1)

      Lennon Beveridge (LKS2)

      Jiayue Yang (UKS2)

        Crazy Hoops and Benchball

        Published on Monday 12 February 2024 by Miss Taylor.

        On Monday, we held our first 'Crazy Hoops' house team competition in KS1 and 'Benchball' in LKS2 and UKS2. All the children represented their house teams with resilience, great determination and good sportsmanship. It was also wonderful to see the children cheering on their team mates during each game.

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        The following house teams won the competitions in their phase:

        KS1 Crazy Hoops - Nightingale

        LKS2 Benchball - Pankhurst

        UKS2 Benchball - Pankhurst

         

        Crazy Hoops and BenchballCrazy Hoops and Benchball

        The House Heroes during 'Crazy Hoops' and Benchball?' were:

        Darwin:

        Rayan Fonio (KS1)

        Hallie-Marie Ashurst (LKS2)

        Ethan Koch (UKS2)

        Pankhurst:

        Rosabelle Riley (KS1)

        Charlie McIntyre (UKS2)

        Shackleton:

        Lewis Johnson (KS1)

        Paul Junior Quinn (LKS2)

        Harrison Pollock (UKS2)

        Nightingale:

        Declan Irwin (KS1)

        Jak Beasley (LKS2)

        Harry Gibson (UKS2)

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          Mental Maths and Magical Moves

          Published on Friday 24 November 2023 by Miss Taylor.

          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.

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          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

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          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:

          Darwin:

          Carter Howe (KS1)

          Olivia Ryan (LKS2)

          Finlay Craggs (UKS2)

          Pankhurst:

          Toby Wallace (KS1)

          Ivy Hendry (LKS2)

          Shackleton:

          Lucas McKenzie (KS1)

          Halle Buddin (LKS2)

          Harrisson Nelson (UKS2)

          Nightingale:

          Evie Spence (KS1)

          Ayden George (LKS2)

          Jack Moore (UKS2)

          The House Heroes during the dance competition were:

          Darwin:

          Connie Hanmer (KS1)

          Dakota Bilgin-Darvishi (LKS2)

          Mia Gibson (UKS2)

          Pankhurst:

          Millie Stephenson (KS1)

          Archie Spencer (LKS2)

          Harry Maskell (UKS2)

          Shackleton:

          Mason Griffiths KS1

          Gracie-May Walton (LKS2)

          Mia-Lilly Walton (UKS2)

          Nightingale:

          Ruby Hirst (KS1)

          Evie Goundry (LKS2)

          Gracie-Lea Henry (UKS2)

          Mental Maths and Magical Moves

            Crook's Cross Country Race

            Published on Friday 6 October 2023 by Miss Taylor.

            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:

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            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

            Crook's Cross Country RaceCrook's Cross Country Race

            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:

            Darwin:

            Danielle Slack, Gabriella Slack, Kayden Bestford

            Pankhurst:

            Elsie Hamilton, Savannah Klinj, Gracie-Mae McGinn

            Shackleton:

            Layla Jobey, Xavier Stainthorpe, Maisie Clarey

            Nightingale:

            Evie Clarey, Jude Johnson, Harrison Binyon

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