Academic Year 2020 - 2021
Christmas House Challenges 2020
EYFS and KS1 took part in a House Christmas Challenge, and all showed super teamwork and a great sporting attitude during their physical tasks. These included Feed the Reindeer, Snowman’s Nose Relay, Throwing Snowballs, Sleigh Racing, Wreath Toss and Elf Training! The children all put in their best efforts and were great at cheering each other on.
KS2 teamed up for a Christmas Quiz, working together to work out the answers to questions about Christmas songs, films, traditions and the First Christmas. The children really enjoyed pitting their wits against each other and showed a great sense of team spirit, as well as a healthy amount of competitiveness!
The House Points from both House Events were added to the House Points that have been earned over this whole term, and the totals are as follows:
Air House - 1727 House Points
Earth House - 1867 House Points
Fire House - 1953 ½ House Points
and the overall winners this term are
Water House with 2012 House Points!!
Well done Water House!
This is a huge amount of House Points! All of the children have worked so hard this term to earn House Points with their behaviour, their values, their efforts and their team spirit. Well done to all of you!
Sponsored Walk Event 2020
We held our first House Event in October, as part of the Sponsored Walk, with each lap completed earning 1 House Point. After lots of counting and adding up, I am delighted to share the following results
Air House - 503 House Points
Earth House - 546 House Points
Fire House - 562 House Points
and the winners are
Water House with 585 House Points!!
Well done Water House!
A superb effort from all children and, with preschool joining in as well, they walked a huge total of 2252 laps of the school grounds!
We have worked out that 4 laps equaled 1 mile, so the children walked (well, ran!) a grand total of 563 miles! An amazing accomplishment by all!
Head of House - Mrs van Vuuren
Captain - Leon
Vice Captain - Darcy
Head of House - Mrs O'Neill
Captain - Harrison
Vice Captain - Elliot
Head of House - Miss Jesson
Captain - TBC
Vice Captain - TBC
Head of House - Miss Needham
Captain - Lilia
Vice Captain - TBC
House Fun Sports Day photos
At Totternhoe CE Academy we use a House system. All the children and staff in school have been allocated a house and spend some time each half term in their house, building team skills and working together to complete challenges.
Throughout the year, children can earn individual house points for academic achievements, including showing great effort , and can earn house points for displaying our Christian Values towards their friends, peers and adults in the school.
These individual house points are then carried over into the main house tally and each week we announce the running totals and celebrate which house is the winner. We also celebrate the half termly and termly winners. At the end of the year we celebrate the overall winner and they win the House Cup, which is decorated with ribbons in the winning house colours.
The School Council decided on house names. They chose :
HOUSE CAPTAINS AND VICE CAPTAINS
The house and vice captains are decided each year by a vote amongst the house members. Hustings are held where each candidate answered questions before a closed ballot was taken. After the lockdown cut the last academic year short, we decided to carry the House Captains and Vice Captains over into this academic year. Two Vice Captains have left so those Houses have chosen new Vice Captains using the Voting system.
House Events planned for this academic year...
Half termly Value Tree competitions
House Kwik Cricket
House Fun Sports Day
House names and badges
When we introduced the Houses, the first task for the newly formed houses was to design a house logo. The winning designs were made into the House Captain and Vice Captain badges.
The winning logos were created in 2016 by:
Fire - Kaya (Y3)
Water - Holly (Y2)
Air - Jade (Y2)
Earth - Bojta (Y2)
Sports Day and Kwik Cricket Winners 2019