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Our House point system             

 

We have introduced a new house point system to help promote positive behaviour and team spirit amongst our children.  In the summer term we asked the children to come up with suggestions for house names and the decision was to use children's authors.  So we decided on Freedman which is the blue house, Seuss the yellow house, Dahl the green house and Donaldson the red house.

 

                                                                          

 

Each child in school has been placed into one of the four houses, along with all the staff members.  Siblings will be in the same house to avoid confusion.  Children can earn house points from any of the school staff for positive behaviour, excellent learning, being polite and well mannered, helping other children an so on.  There are bonus 5 points from the Head teachers.  These points are placed into the correct house box in the classroom or the hall and on Friday afternoons the year 2 children will count that weeks points - along with help from Mr Moran.  The results will then be announced on Monday mornings during collective worship and the winners coloured ribbon will be tied on the house cup for the rest of the week.

 

We hope that this is a really positive step in rewarding the children in school and helping to reward good behaviour and learning and to encourage team spirit in our School Community.

 

Our house Captains for this year have been selected from year 2 and we were very pleased to have a number of volunteers for this very important job!  Congratulations to our House Captains who are:

 

Dahl                                                                                       Donaldson

Elizabeth Hazelwood (Maple class)                                       Aariz Marbin (Rowan class)

Charlie Matthias (Rowan class)                                             Kihanna White (Ash class)

 

Freedman                                                                               Seuss

Keeleigh Howell (Maple class)                                                Ed Leigh (Maple class)

Anthony Batt (Ash class)                                                       Lucy Haskins (Rowan class)

 

A little bit about the authors:-

 

 

 

Claire Freedman              

 

Began to write after joining a creative writing class. She had no success with article writing, or short stories, or fiction, but the first children’s story she wrote, for a magazine called Twinkle, was accepted for publication.  She now writes full time and has over 50 books published and she still goes to the same writing class!  She has written books such as Aliens love Underpants, Superkid, Snuggle Up Sleepy Ones and Monstersaurus.

 

 

 

Theodor Seuss Geisel,       

 

Better known to the world as Dr. Seuss, was born in 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts.  His mother, Henrietta, often soothed her children to sleep by "chanting" rhymes remembered from when she was young. Seuss said it was thanks to his mum that he created the rhymes for which he became so well known. He wrote and illustrated 44 children's books, including such all-time favourites as Green Eggs and Ham, Oh, the Places You'll Go and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

 

 

 

Roald Dahl                       

 

Was born in 1916 in Llandaff, South Wales.  When Dahl was thirteen, his family moved to Kent, in England.  At his school, every few months, the chocolate company, Cadburys, sent boxes of chocolates for the students to test. This happy memory gave Dahl the idea for his most famous novel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  The last years of his life were very happy and he wrote some of his best books during this period: The BFG, The Witches and Matilda.

 

 

 

Julia Donaldson              

 

Grew up in London with her parents, grandmother, aunt, uncle, younger sister Mary and cat Geoffrey, but now lives in Glasgow.  She started to write books in 1993, when one of her songs, “A Squash and a Squeeze” was made into a book. Before that she wrote songs for children’s television. In her most famous book, The Gruffalo, she used the word Gruffalo because she found it too tricky to find words to rhyme with tiger!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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