At Barnburgh Primary School we have four Houses and everyone who comes to our school becomes a member of one of them. Our four Houses are;
EINSTEIN HOUSE: 'You never fail until you stop trying'
HAWKING HOUSE: 'However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.'
TERESA HOUSE: 'Kind words are short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless.'
MANDELA HOUSE: 'The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall.'
We have Captains and Vice Captains for each team who are elected into their role at the start of each year. Our current house captains are:
EINSTEIN HOUSE: Dominic (Captain) Kayra (Vice Captain)
HAWKING HOUSE: Ella W (Captain) Harriet (Vice Captain)
TERESA HOUSE: Joshua T (Captain) Ruby (Vice Captain)
MANDELA HOUSE: Maddison (Captain) Eva (Vice Captain)
SCHOOL LEADER: Thomas
Every day children at our school work hard to be rewarded with House Points. At the end of every week the House Captains work out how many House Points each team has achieved and the winning House is announced in our Achiever's assembly. We keep a cumulative tally of the House Points and at the end of the year the House with the most House Points will win the trophy.
Any children who fill their House Point log receive a certificate in assembly and have the opportunity to exchange their log for a new book for their class library.
Finally, every week the class teachers do a House Point draw. All our house point tokens get placed together and the teacher draws one token from the pile. The child whose name is on the token enjoys a VIP experience by having dinner at the Top Table with the Headteacher and sitting on a chair next to their teacher during assembly.
Every half term the House Captains and Vice Captains organise a House Event to raise money for a chosen charity.
The Great Barnburgh Bake Off 2019
On Tuesday 12th November 2019 our House Captains ran their first event - The Great Barnburgh Bake Off . We were overwhelmed with the quality of the entries and our Junior Leaders very quickly realised how difficult judging is! The children raised £280.80 of which they donated half to cancer research (the children’s chosen charity) and half remained in the children’s bank.
Barnburgh's Got Talent 2019
Our last House Event for this year was the famous Barnburgh's Got Talent. It was just as popular as ever this year with 30 acts auditioning from across school. The House Captains and Vice Captains invited these children to audition for them. The auditions were so good that we invited all the entrants to the Barnburgh's Got Talent Finals. We held a Mini Barnburgh's Got Talent on Tuesday 25th June at 10am for our Early Years entrants and then KS1 and KS2 Barnburgh's Got Talent on the same day after school.
There were comedians, dancers, singers and musicians. It was a fabulous day with some great talent on show.
Please watch the video below for all the auditions. Please see the images below of all the winners and 2nd places in each of the categories:
Key Stage 1
Lower Key Stage 2
Upper Key Stage 2
From all the auditions, each act received 5 house points, 30 house points for all the 2nd place acts and 50 house points for all the 1st place acts. This meant overall in this event Einstein won 85 points, Teresa won 100 house points, Mandela won 115 points and Hawking won a massive 155 points. Well done to everyone who auditioned!
Barnburgh's Got Talent Auditions
Key Stage One Winner
Key Stage One - 2nd Place
Lower Key Stage 2 - Winner
Lower Key Stage 2 - 2nd Place
Upper Key Stage 2 - Winner
Upper Key Stage 2 - 2nd Place
Wear Purple for JIA day
On Friday 14th June, we held a fundraising event in school to raise money for JIA - at - NRAS. This is the Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) branch of the charity National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society.
This was so special to us at Barnburgh Primary School as one of our youngest pupils in school is an advocate for this charity. Heidi Willis, in Reception, has raised over £800 already for this charity and received a special award at the Houses of Parliament. JIA is the most common type of arthritis in children. It causes inflammation in a child’s joints and can be very painful.
Every year, the charity runs this as a national event. We wore anything purple for the day…this could have been purple socks, a purple headband, a purple t-shirt or a full purple outfit. Purple hair and accessories were also allowed on this day.
We asked everyone who wore purple to kindly donate £1 to this worthy cause. Thank you to everyone who took part and donated. We raised £185. Thank you.
Pictures of the classes in purple can be found below.
Wear Purple for JIA day
Comic Relief 2019 - The whole school dressed in red for the day and donated £1 to Comic Relief.
Red Nose Day/Comic Relief 2019
For Comic Relief 2019, the House Captains and Vice Captains decided to run two competitions. One was a 'Design a Red Nose' competition and the other was a 'Best Joke' competition.
Children from every class and every house entered. A winner and second place was chosen from each class for each competition. The winner received 30 house points and second place received 15 house points. Every one who entered received 5 house points. A massive 66 children took part in the 'Design a Red Nose' competition and 37 children entered the 'Best Joke' competition.
We raised a massive £228 for Comic Relief - thank you to everyone!
The winners were... 'Design a Red Nose' competition...
Foundation Stage 1 - 1st - Ava 2nd - Eloise
Foundation Stage 2 - 1st - Austin 2nd - Llewyn
Year 1 - 1st - Perri 2nd - Liam
Year 2 - 1st - Harry 2nd - Ateesha
Year 3 - 1st - Lillia 2nd - Amelia
Year 4 - 1st - Evie 2nd - Maisie
Year 5 - 1st - Harry 2nd - Ella W
Year 6 - 1st - Ava 2nd - Saffron
The winners were... 'Best Joke' competition...
Foundation Stage 1 - 1st - Henley 2nd - Ethan
Foundation Stage 2 - 1st - Austin 2nd - Ollie
Year 1 - 1st - Zac 2nd - Frankie
Year 2 - 1st - Ateesha 2nd - Ellie
Year 3 - 1st - Oliver 2nd - Ethan
Year 4 - 1st - Mayah 2nd - Evie
Year 5 - 1st - Harriet 2nd - Harry
Year 6 - 1st - Saffron
Thank you to everyone who entered and well done to everyone for taking part!
'Design a Red Nose' and 'Best Joke' competition entries
Foundation Stage 1 - Design a Red Nose Winners
Foundation Stage 1 - Best Joke Winners
Foundation Stage 2 - Design a Red Nose Winners
Year 1 - Design a Red Nose Winners
Year 1 - Best Joke Winners
Year 2 - Design a Red Nose Winners
Year 2 - Best Joke Winner
Year 2 - Best Joke 2nd Place
Year 2 - Best Joke competition entry
Year 2 - Best Joke competition entry
Year 3 - Design a Red Nose Winners
Year 3 - Best Joke Winners
Year 4 - Design a Red Nose Winners
Year 4 - Best Joke Winners
Year 5 - Design a Red Nose Winners
Year 5 - Best Joke Winners
Year 6 - Design a Red Nose Winners
Year 6 - Best Joke Winner
Children in Need 2018
For Children in Need 2018, the House Captains and Vice Captains decided to run a dance competition aptly named 'Strictly Barnburgh'. Please see the 'Children in Need' page for the 'Strictly Barnburgh' auditions all the way from Foundation Stage 2 to our Year 6 children. Thank you to all 20 acts who auditioned.
On Friday 16th November, all children in the whole school were asked to dress in their best dance clothes, non-uniform or Children in Need themed clothes and donate a £1 to the worthy cause. We raised just over £200 - a fantastic amount!
We then held our 'Strictly Barnburgh' finals where all the acts performed for their key stages and the judges and winners were chosen. They were...
Foundation Stage - 1st - Ollie 2nd - Brogan
Key Stage 1 - 1st - Millie C 2nd - Ellie
Lower Key Stage 2 - 1st - Lewis and Rosa 2nd - Olivia and Holly
Upper Key Stage 2 - 1st - Ethan 2nd - Ella and Poppy
Well done to everyone who took part! A great time was had by all - 'Doing our thing'!
The Great Barnburgh Bake Off 2018!
On Friday 19th October 2018 we held 'The Great Barnburgh Bake Off' in school! Children and adults had to bake their best biscuits, cakes, scones or buns and bring them to school to be judged by our House Captains and Vice Captains. There were a massive 51 entries from across school! Thank you to everybody who entered.
All the entries can be seen in the photos below. The top three winners in each category are also announced below. Congratulations to everyone who entered and will receive their certificates and house points in as assembly next week.
Bake Off Entries
Foundation Stage Winners
Key Stage 1 Winners
Lower Key Stage 2 winners
Upper Key Stage 2 winners
Please see below to view some of the House events that have taken place in previous years.
SPRING 2 HOUSE EVENT
GREAT BARNBURGH BAKE OFF!
Please see images of the winning cakes below
The images below show some of the other amazing entries.
SPRING 1 HOUSE EVENT
BARNBURGH'S GOT TALENT!
Please see images of the winners below.