On joining our school, all children are put into houses and the staff divided equally among them. These houses are used for sports days, in school competitions and other events. Siblings are put in the same houses.
House points are given for a range of things such as attendance at an after school club, reading at home, completing homework on time, other home leaning tasks such as individual projects, playing a phonics game from the game library, wearing the correct uniform, good attendance etc. Please help your child gain house points by supporting their learning at home.
Keep reading for more information on our school houses:
Banksy is an anonymous England-based graffiti artist. Banksy’s work originated in Bristol and since has been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world – even a local school in Bristol got a surprise when they went into school one day to find Banksy had left them a graffiti on one of their school buildings!
Isambard Kingdom Brunel was a famous engineer. He was born in 1806 and died in 1859. Brunel was very clever and loved Maths. He went to Bristol and won a competition in 1831 to build a bridge over the River Avon – the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Brunel was also a great designer of ships and you can visit one of these around the Bristol Harbourside – the SS Great Britain.
Blackbeard is the most famous and notorious pirate in the history of seafaring. Blackbeard was known for his lit fuses in his beard! His real name was Edward Teach and he is known to have originated from Bristol.
In 1817 a mysterious person surfaced in a small village near Bristol, England. She wore a dark turban and spoke a language that was unintelligible to baffled locals. She claimed that she had been abducted by pirates, whom she escaped by jumping over board and swimming to shore through the stormy English Channel. She called herself “Princess Caraboo” and claimed to be an expert in martial arts and magic!