2018 - 2019
This is a busy month, we have chosen our school council members, House captains and each class has set it's mission statement.
Our head pupils have been chosen and prefects given their roles. All of them look smart with their new badges.
We have asked the children what challenges and rewards they would like and used this to draw up our timetable of events for this year - looks like it's going to be a fun and exciting year!
Our first House Challenge of the year was a bake off for Macmillan with lots and lots of wonderful cakes made. The cakes were judged on appearance and taste and then sold to raise money for Macmillan. This was a fantastic event enjoyed by all
This Month the children have been working towards their class targets hoping to get a class reward at the end of the half term. At the start of the next half term they will set a new class target.
The house captains have been adding the house points each week and the winning house got the reward of an afternoon in the hall playing board games they had brought in from school along with a drink and biscuits.
This month we have had both our next house challenge and house reward. Along with this the pupils have been working hard on their class and personal targets.
Our house challenge was a fantastic paper plane challenge, the heats were held in the classes and then we had the final in the hall with the whole school watching and supporting their friends. We had 4 finalists from each class (one from each house). In the hall we had the house finals with the challenge being how far the plane could fly. After that the 4 house winners went head to head to find an overall winner. This was a really fun event which filled the School hall with cheers and clapping.
The reward for the winning house this month was a movie in the hall, we watched ELF and our Friends of St Christophers were kind enough to bring along their popcorn machine so the pupils could enjoy a snack.
A new year brings new challenges and fun rewards.
Time to start collecting newspapers for this half terms house challenge. Not forgetting to set new class and personal targets for the term ahead.
This month we had another fantastic house challenge. Who can build the tallest free standing tower using the newspaper we have been collecting. A huge thank you to all of those who donated newspaper.
This challenge took place in the hall with teams of 5 from any year group. For an hour the school hall was full of children ( I expect the classrooms were quiet) they worked together really well to try and create a tower that stood tall without them holding it. It was wonderful to see them listening to each other and co operating.
The tidying up took almost longer than the challenge, there wasn't a part of the hall not covered in newspaper!
The House Challenge this half term was a spelling bee with the heats held in class. The final was held in front the whole school. One child from each class took part in the final. It was a nail biting contest with all the finalists getting safely through the first few rounds. As the difficulty increased the contestants were gradually narrowed down to one winner.
As this half term finished at Easter the house reward was an Easter egg hunt. the pupils thoroughly enjoyed this rewards tearing around the school grounds looking for plastic eggs to exchange for chocolate ones.