Our Trotts Hill Houses promote responsibility, good learning, team work and competition. Every child from Nursery to Year 6, and every adult who works in the school, is placed in one of our four Houses. Each House takes it name after an inspirational person, who has achieved something outstanding in their lifetime.
Children can earn House points for displaying excellent learning behaviours and showing positive manners around the school.
Each term the House Captains will collate each class’ House Points and a winning House will be announced in assembly.
Head of House: Mrs Jordan
House Captains: Elana and Preston
Head of House: Mrs Flack
House Captains: William and Amelia
Head of House: Mrs Chumbley
House Captains: Hannah and Alanna
Head of House: Miss Ruddock
House Captains: Aayat and Louie
It has been fantastic this term to see so many children earning house points for following our school rules, gaining house points in inter-house sporting games and showing high standards of behaviour, learning and achievement. The house winners this term are Picasso. Congratulations to them. Picasso will have a non-uniform day on Monday 9th January and they can wear the house colours of red if they wish to.
1st place Picasso 2457 house points
2nd place Hawking 2278 house points
3rd place Rowling 2202 house points
4th place Farah 2040 house points
The House Captains meet with Mrs Evans regularly and share any feedback. The House Captains shared that children were not moving around the school as safely as they could be and some were rushing outside. The House Captains introduced wonderful walking to the children and demonstrated how to walk safely and sensibly around the school site. The House Captains gave house points for wonderful walking around school.
European Day of Languages
This morning we gathered together in our different houses to celebrate the European Day of Languages.
Rowling -Italian 🇮🇹
Picasso- Romanian 🇷🇴
Hawking- Turkish 🇹🇷
Farah- Polish 🇵🇱
We thought about the different cultures, geographical locations as well as exploring the languages through stories. We were impressed with all the PRIDE learning values we could see being displayed by the children.
There are 22 different languages spoken in Trotts Hill and we are so proud of our diverse and vibrant school community!
The new House Captains have met with me twice in the first week of term. We started to plan our first house day on Monday 26th September "European Day of Languages". There are 22 different languages spoke in our school and we have chosen 4 countries to look at in more detail: Turkey, Romania, Italy and Poland. The House Captains will support Mrs Evans and Mrs Chumbley to lead this whole school event.
The House Captains will meet regularly. In each meeting one of the House Captains will take minutes, we will agree and actions and discuss AOB (any other business)
The House Captains reviewed and agreed a job description. They have made an exceptional start to the school year.
On 21st February we held a house day with an eco focus. The House Captains led an assembly and we discussed how if each of us made a small change it would make a big difference to our planet. In houses we looked the 5R’s, different ways we can save energy and the impact of plastic on marine life.
The pupils worked collaboratively and shared outcomes with energy and confidence. It was a fantastic morning and each house showed our PRIDE learning behaviours. Well done to the House Captains for planning and supporting this event.
The House Captains have been busy working alongside Mrs Chumbley and Mrs Evans to plan the next house day for Spring term 2. This will be an eco-day focusing on marine life/plastics, the 3 R's and energy. the House Captains have brainstormed ideas for the day and have given advice to the house leaders. They also plan to lead an assembly and support the pupils to review their learning.
It has been fantastic this term to see so many children earning house points for following our school rules, gaining house points in inter-house sporting games and showing high standards of behaviour, learning and achievement during the Autumn term. The house winners this term are Hawking. Congratulations to them. Hawking will have a non-uniform day on Friday 7th January and they can wear the house colours of blue if they wish to.
1st place Hawking 2314 house points
2nd place Picasso 2045 house points
3rd place Farah 2037 house points
4th place Rowling 2011 house points
The House captains have been busy supporting our school this term. On September 22nd the House Captains attended the Reception welcome meeting during and after school. They shared with our new parents the house system in our school and how children can gain house points by following our school rules and showing our learning behaviours. The House Captains spoke about our school with great pride and received positive feedback.
On Friday 8th October the House Captains led two assemblies for "Hello Yellow" to show that we are not alone with mental health. We talked about how we are all special, wonderful and unique and ways to stay mentally healthy.
It has been fantastic this term to see so many children earning house points for following our school rules, showing high standards of behaviour, learning and achievement. Congratulations to Rowling our house winners this term! All children in Rowling house will have a non-uniform day to celebrate this achievement. They can wear something with their house colour (purple) should they wish. The non-uniform day will take place on Monday 19th July.
1st place Rowling: 1258 points
2nd place: Picasso 1196 points
3rd place: Farah 1129 points
4th place: Hawking 1050 points
Thank you to our house captains; Freya, Will, Aroosa, Alfie, Poppy, Hayden, Sienna and Carlo who have led their houses remotely and so successfully this year.
Congratulation to our new house captains: Joshua, Katy, Brighton, Penny, Jaydon, Lily, Charlie and Candalyn. I know they will continue the good work.
It has been fantastic to see so many children earning house points for following our school rules and showing high standards of behaviour, learning and achievement.
Congratulations to Rowling who are our house winners for the spring term, they will have a non- uniform day on Friday April 23rd and can wear house colors of purple should they wish.
1st place Rowling 288 points
2nd place Hawking 232 points
3rd place Farrah 222 points
4th place Picasso 188 points
Congratulations to our house winners Farah!
1st place Farah- 863
2nd place - Picasso 797
3rd place - Rowling 788
4th place Hawking- 705
Our House Captains led a ‘Round the World Day’.
During the week beginning Monday 23rd November all classes took part in a ‘Round the World’ day. Each class learnt about a country and during their day they investigated and explored the country. This enabled children to further develop their understanding of the world alongside developing their geographical knowledge and skills. Classes visited countries including: Brazil, Poland, Zimbabwe and India and dressed up in the colours of the flags. The children used atlases, Google Earth, photos and video clips to explore and learn more about their country. Thank you to the House Captains who will lead virtual assemblies for children to share their learning with each other.
On Wednesday 6th November the House Captain led a "Dream Big" house event. They introduced the event with a powerpoint about people who inspire them. Each house talked and learnt about aspirations and hopes and dreams for the future. They made dream catchers, dream jars, dream mobiles and leaves to hang on the aspiration tree. The children worked together, supporting and helping each other, showing the Trotts Hill learning behaviours. The houses then came back together and shared their hopes and dream for the future.
The career aspirations for our pupils reached far and wide. Some aspirations for future jobs were:
Sophie- Hairdresser, Freya- Paleontologist, George- Rugby Player, Scout- Police, Grace- Journalist, JB- Accountant or Gamer.
During the year we hope to invite visitors to our school to inspire children and expose them to various different professions.
Thank you to Mrs Altringham for coming to talk to the children about her job as a midwife during assembly today. Mrs Altringham has been a nurse and then a midwife for 40 years and has delivered thousands of babies. We learnt that to work in the medical profession you need to be caring, respectful, patient and hard working.
As part of our dream big project people from different professions have visited our school. So far we have learnt about being an athlete, a police office, a scientist, and a lawyer. We have learnt that it is important to work hard at school, read widely and to use a computer. In order to be successful you need to persevere, be determined and resilient, which are some of our Trotts Hill learning behaviours.