At St Stephen’s Junior School we have four different houses. These are Blackwell (yellow), More (red), Cossham (blue) and Grace (green).
The different houses represent famous people from our local history.
Each week children around the school earn house points for being polite, being kind and considerate, helping others and working hard. These are given by adults and the children record these in their classrooms. House point monitors from Year 6 tally the total number of house points from each classroom. During Friday’s celebration assembly, 12 children are given either Write of the Week, Mighty Mathematician or Top Times Tabler certificates (earning 10 house points) and 12 children are given a Head Teacher’s certificate (earning 20 house points). At the end of each term there is a Shining Star chosen from each class who earn 100 house points!! All of the house points are combined by the house captains and a running total is created. Whichever house is in the lead ties their house colour around the House Cup for that week.
Throughout the year we have a range of different inter-house competitions (the Easter Quiz, Pancake race, Sports Day, Talent show to name but a few!) where the children can earn additional house points!
To see who is currently in the lead, please look at the home page of our website!
We ended Term 1 2015 with an Autumn Quiz. Each team, made up of one person per year group, had to answer questions of the following themes - Harvest, Halloween and Bonfire Night. Each correct answer earned the house 10 house points. In addition, the audience could earn their house additional points for being good supporters. The quiz was intense with lots of correct answers from all the teams but there can only be one winner and that was Blackwell who scored 27 out of 30. Well done Blackwell!
Our Easter quiz took part on the last day of Term 4. The captains chose a team of 4 to represent their house and supported their teams by encouraging them to do well. There were three rounds of ten questions focusing on the Easter Story, traditions and, ofcourse, chocolate! The winners, scoring 232 points were.....Cossham and More!
On Tuesday 28th February we held our annual Pancake Race. We gathered in the playground and braved the wind and rain. Teams consisted of the captains and two teachers from each house. Each team had to run the length of the netball pitch and back, tossing the pancake once on each stretch. It was a close race, but the eventual winners were Cosshaml!
Towards the end of Term 2 we had our very popular talent show- 'St Stephen's Got Talent' as we refer to it! As ever we had auditions where House Captains selected the best three acts to represent their house. We had a variety of acts that went through- pianists, dancers, singers and even some magic.
On the day our judging panel all felt that the standard was extremely high but the overall winner was Sophie May from 5CP with her amazing dance routine representing Blackwell House. Everyone who took part in the final received a medal with Sophie taking away the winners trophy.
Well done to everyone who took part.