Every child and adult in school belongs to a house.
The children chose the names of the houses - they are named after mythical creatures.
Hydra - Blue
Dragon - Green
Griffin - Yellow
Phoenix - Red
Every house has a house captain and vice captain. Children in Foundation Stage earn house points which they can put towards their houses' weekly total. Years 1-6 earn dojo points which are also totalled giving weekly, termly and annual winners.
Why have Houses?
We feel the children benefit from being members of mixed age school teams. It helps develop opportunities for year groups to work together, encourages children to support each one another, it gives the children a strong sense of responsibility and belonging and provides them with a range of additional activities to take part in.
How many House Teams are there?
There are four houses with balanced numbers of boys and girls and numbers from each year group. Family members are in the same house. assigned every member of staff and all Governors to a house. We have chosen Hydra, Phoenix, Griffin and Dragon as the names of our houses.
When is the house system used?
There is a house point system with a cup awarded every half term. It is also used on Sports Day. There is a meeting of houses every half term, led by one of the teachers and the house captains.
How are the houses managed?
Each house has two house captains, one from Y6 and one from Y5, the Y5 will step up to be the senior house captain when they get to Y6. Children put themselves forward and are elected by the members of their house. Each house has a logo and characteristic. There is a house board in the hall, a house colour and a house cup. A teacher leads each house.
How do children get house points/dojos?
House points are awarded for various reasons including achievement, intra house sports competitions and good behaviour throughout the school day. Any member of staff can award house points/dojos.
How does a house win the house cup?
House points are recorded in each classroom. The house points are collected each week by the House captains and the current totals read out each week in the following Monday’s whole school assembly. At the end of each half term, points are totalled and the winning house is awarded the cup in our Special Mentions assembly. They will also have an afternoon off timetable and will receive a house treat - this may be watching a film, taking part in a sports activity, baking or another treat decided upon by the House Captains and Senior Leadership team.
Dragon won the Foundation Stage sports day
Griffin won the Year 1-6 sports day