celebrating success

The House System

All pupils belong to one of three houses:  Clover, Fisher and Campion. Within these houses, pupils compete for the House Cup by gaining points awarded for effort, achievement, behaviour, uniform, courtesy, conduct and consideration.  Five bonus points can be awarded each week for exemplary behaviour and uniform.  The House Cup is presented in assembly each week.

Other House events are held throughout the year to encourage competition and success.  Pupils compete in their Houses at our annual Sports Day and against each other in various competitions held throughout the year, such as competitions on general knowledge and times tables. 

Accelerated Reader 

We use Accelerated Reader to manage and monitor children’s independent reading. Each child picks a book at their own level and reads it at their own pace. When finished, they take a short quiz on the computer to check their understanding of the book. Accelerated Reader gives the teachers feedback based on the quiz results, which they then use to help each child set goals and direct ongoing reading practice.

Children using Accelerated Reader choose their own books to read, rather than having one assigned to them. This makes reading a much more enjoyable experience as they can choose books that are interesting to them.

The class teachers guide each child to choose books at an appropriate level that are challenging without being frustrating, ensuring that each child can pass the quiz and experience success.

Times Table Challenge

All pupils are challenged to learn their times tables as soon as they are ready.  Each half term we hold a times tables testing week for pupils to achieve a Bronze, Silver or Gold Times Tables Star Badge to wear with their school uniform.  We hold times tables competitions throughout the year and a Times Tables Champion is announced at our annual Speech Day ceremony.

Praise and Reward

The School places a strong emphasis on praise and reward.  Rewards are given to recognise success and to motivate the children. In addition to achieving personal satisfaction, pupils who demonstrate excellence in terms of achievement and/or effort in any area of school life may be  acknowledged by:

  • Being verbally praised during lessons when trying to the best of their ability and/or attaining high standards.
  • Having their achievement recognised and recorded in their marked work, subject assessments and reports.
  • Having their best quality work placed on display.
  • Being entered on the ‘Roll of Honour’.
  • Being awarded House Points for appropriate achievement, effort, behaviour, courtesy, conduct and consideration.
  • Being selected for positions of trust and responsibility.
  • Receiving awards at the annual Speech Day ceremony.