Totternhoe Academy

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House System

Autumn Term Winners 2021


Christmas House Challenge Results!


With lots of squeals, cheers and fantastic teamwork, everyone had a great time taking part in the House Challenges.


KS1 and EY took part in a very energetic series of games and story-telling outside on the playground, earning lots of points for their houses.


KS2 took on the challenge of building the tallest towers and the strongest bridge using just newspapers and sticky tape! The winning tower in Oakamore was built by Fire house, Earth and Air came joint second, and Water house was in fourth place. Fire and Water house also earned the bonus 5 house points for their bridges! The winning tower in Hazel was built by Air House, with Earth in second place, Water in third place and Fire in fourth place. Earth also earned the bonus 5 house points for their bridge.


The grand totals for this term are


Water House - 1219 House Points


 Air House - 1241 House Points


Earth House - 1362 House Points


… and the winners are:


Fire House with 1412 House Points!! Well done Fire House!

House Cup Winners 2020-2021


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 week in their house, building team skills and working together to complete challenges, as well as gaining a deeper understanding of our Christian Values. 

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. House points are also awarded for attendance, improved attendance, representing the school and participating in a class or school production.

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.

When we introduced the Houses, the first task for the newly formed houses was to choose names for each house, and to design a house logo.  The winning designs were made into the House Captain and Vice Captain badges.  They were created in 2016 by: 

Fire - Kaya (Y3)
Water - Holly (Y2)
Air - Jade (Y2)
Earth - Bojta (Y2)
The House and Vice Captains are decided each year by a vote amongst the house members. Each of the children putting themselves forward for a position are required to present themselves to the other members of their house.  Our new House and Vice Captains for this year are

Captain - Harry

Vice Captain - James
Captain - Dexter
Vice Captain - Maisie
Captain - George
Vice Captain - Bella
Captain - Christian
Vice Captain - Julia


Sponsored Walk
​Christmas Challenge
Pancake Races
Easter Challenge
Half termly Value Tree competitions
Sports Day
House Kwik Cricket
House Fun Sports Day