The children take part in various activities within the school and every child has the opportunity to achieve. Areas where they can achieve are:
During the year the teachers will acknowledge children’s achievements in many ways one of which is the merit award scheme. Children will be given merits for work, good behaviour or contributions that are recognised as being particularly good. As the children reach 15, 30, 50, 75, and 100 merit points they will be awarded certificates and badges that will be presented in an assembly on Wednesdays and their name will be published in the next week’s newsletter.
15 merit points – Bronze certificate and sticker with name published in the newsletter.
30 merit points – Silver certificate and sticker with name published in the newsletter.
50 merit points – Gold certificate and sticker with name published in the newsletter plus the opportunity to choose the activities they would like to do for one afternoon.
75 merit points – Platinum certificate and badge with name published in the newsletter and presented by a representative from the governing body.
100 merit points – Diamond certificate and badge with name published in the newsletter and local newspaper.
Bickleigh Learning Powers
This year we are going to be developing the strategies that children use to engage with their learning. Children will focus on one Learning Power per week and will be encouraged to use and practise it within their lessons. The Learning Powers for the first half of the Autumn Term 2016 will be;
w/c 12th September - Perseverance
w/c 19th September - Absorption
w/c 26th September - Noticing
w/c 3rd October - Empathy and Listening
w/c 10th October - Making Links
w/c 17th October - Managing Distractions
The children have the opportunity to go swimming on a Wednesday afternoon for 6 weeks. At the end of the 6 week session they then have the chance to receive various swimming certificates. The timetable for when children go swimming is:
Autumn Term - Class 4 (first half term), Class 2 (second half term)
Spring Term - Class 5 (first half term),
Summer Term - Class 3 (first half term), Class 1 (second half term)