On entry to Willowdown, every child from nursery to Y6 is put into a house:
Children earn house points for upholding our school values - showing love and enthusiasm, achieving well and, respecting and nurturing others. Our House Captains collect the points, total them and announce them in our Celebration Assembly, every Monday. In addition to the house points, children can be awarded a gold coin for exceptional work or behaviour. Our House Captains update their house boards to reflect the current standings. The winning house for the term receive a 'treat' decided by the house.
Other Awards given at the Celebration Assembly:
Children are acknowledged for their focus and effort in sports, for demonstrating a Growth Mindset, table manners and for respecting their classroom for keeping it tidy. In addition the class with the highest attendance for that week, wins the attendance cup!
We also have a school Sports Day where the children compete in their houses. There are plans to extend the house system this year to include and House Poetry Competition in the Spring of 2022.
Every Monday, two children per class are awarded a scented certificate, one for following our school values and the other for being an amazing learner. Parents are also invited in to share in their success.