The School Houses
As part of our Behaviour for Learning Policy, we emphasise positive re-enforcement of behaviour. This means that when we see something good going on, we praise it. This could be good behaviour, following our School Code of Conduct, being polite and helpful or showing good learning.
We know that all the children can do these things and should be rewarded for them.
A large part of our rewards is to award House Points.
Children are assigned to Houses (red, blue, green, yellow) and we appoint House Captains from amongst our year 6 children.
We rename our houses each year. This year, we thought it would be good to name the Houses after inspirational figures from history and to focus on equality by ensuring that race and gender were represented.
In our collective worship and teaching of British Values we have heard the stories of inspirational figures. We took these figures and asked our House Captains to choose two of them for their House to choose between by vote. The members of each House met and the House Captains told the children about the two figures they had chosen and why they had chosen them. The children then voted for one of the figures.
These are the inspirational figures the Houses chose:
Red House – Harriet Tubman
Green House – Nelson Mandela
Blue House – Martin Luther King
Yellow House – Marie Curie
So we have Tubman House, Mandela House, King House and Curie House!
At the end of each ‘big’ term (Autumn, Spring, Summer) the House with the most house points will have a House treat.