House Competition Updates - February 2019
The children have continued this half term to work hard on their house competitions. They have continued to compete in knowledge, sport and charity competition as well as gaining house points for their attendance and exemplary behaviour.
Knowledge - Mental Maths Competition
Firstly a huge thank you for supporting the children with practising for their mental maths competition. We have been so impressed by the children's efforts and can really see how their recall of number facts has improved as a result of their hard work! We had a number of children representing their houses in the competition and even had a teacher round in the final assembly. Whilst all children showed great sportsmanship, the team with quickest number knowledge was Team Resilience.
Sport - Football Tournament
We have been supported by Superstar sports this half term in running a football tournament within PE lessons. The children have worked well in teams to demonstrate and apply their football skills within matches. Just like the world cup we had preliminary matches, quarter finals, semi-finals and a final. All children were fully committed to participating, as well as supporting their peers from the sidelines. The winning house was Determination.
Charity - Sponsored Skip
We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our families with the contributions to the sponsored skip. Even though we had to postpone the skip, due to weather conditions, and it took part a week later the children remained focused and determined to complete their challenge. This was another fantastic display of teamwork as the children worked in a relay style to ensure the skipping ropes kept going all day. We raised a massive £865.30! The individual houses worked extremely hard to contribute to this whole school total. We can reveal that the total raised by each house was: Perseverance £125.22, Positivity £208, Determination £216.63 and Resilience £315.45. So the house that received the 1st points token were Team Resilience.
For each competition all houses are rewarded a relevant number of tokens for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place. As you have seen in our previous updates the points from the competitions are not the only ones taken into account to calculate the overall winners. Attendance is an extremely important part of the puzzle! The winners of house attendance this half term was Determination.
This means that the overall winning house for the Spring term are Determination.
House points are added over the terms to so that we will have an overall winner at the end of the year. Currently Team Determination won Autumn 1, Team Perseverance won Autumn 2 and Team Determination have won the Spring 1 term. This means that the house winning overall at the moment is Team Determination We look forward to seeing how next half terms competitions affect the overall leader board! Well done everyone and keep up the hard work!
Poitiers Care Charity
We are supporting the Poitiers Care Charity as part of our house competition this half term.
What do the Charity do?
Poitiers Care is a Registered Charity that delivers food to people who live in and around the wider Southampton area, and who would otherwise go hungry. Some of the areas that they cover are Maybush, Millbrook, Lordswood, Lordshill, Itchen, and Bitterne.
By supporting this Charity your donation will make a massive difference to vulnerable children and adults. This Charity works closely with Social Services and other agencies who refer clients to them for short-term help. They do this tirelessly all year round supporting the overlooked and desperate without prejudice.
Their clients include: women needing support and refuge; parents with learning and management difficulties; families in chronic debt; people with health problems and many, many others.
“If they are hungry, we will feed them. It’s as simple as that. “
Poitiers Care works closely with Social Services and other agencies who refer clients to them for short-term help and they can make up to 80 deliveries of food each week.
Poitiers Care in Ashurst is staffed by volunteers who carry out a range of activities, including: managing information; receiving and storing food; collating bags of food; delivering food bags and fundraising.
Poitiers Care Charity No. 1141270. Address: Poitiers Care, Cornerways House, School Lane, Ringwood, Hampshire BH24 1LG