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At Westbury Infant School we ensure every opportunity is taken to celebrate the children's learning, effort, attitude and achievement.

 

Behaviour Assembly (every Monday)                                   

Gold, Silver and Bronze Certificates are presented weekly to children in each class for their learning, attitude and effort.

                                                                                                                        

Gem Powers
We use our Gem Powers at Westbury Infant School!

This is a way of encouraging children to develop positive behaviours that will support their learning. A child could receive a gem powers certificate for using one of their Gem Powers. These are presented every Monday in assembly.                                                 

Each Year Group learns 2 new powers at the start of the new school year and so these build up over their time at our school.

Reception; Ruby (Kindness) and Sapphire (Focus)

Year One; Diamond (Responsibility) and Emerald (Being courageous)

Year Two; Amethyst (Working with a partner) and Topaz (Working with a group)

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Diamond – Being responsible

  • tried to solve his/her own problem rather than relying on an adult
  • used their learning ‘toolkit’ (different strategies they have been taught) to identify what they needed to do when they were stuck
  • used their talk partners/teachers to ask good questions to help move their learning on
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Emerald – Being courageous and sticking with it even when it gets tough 

  • brave enough to ‘have a go’ with their learning even though they know they might make a mistake
  • comfortable to make mistakes as they know these help them to learn
  • learn from their mistake and ‘bounce back’, they stick with it
  • remain calm even though they have been upset or angry
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Sapphire – Keeping focus 

  • keeps on task even though there are lots of distractions 
  • keeps listening to others (teacher and others in the class) even when there are distractions
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Ruby – Supporting others 

  • gives support to others by listening to them and smiling at them
  • praises others when they do well
  • helps others when they have a problem

Introduced at Year 2

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Topaz – Collaboration, learning in a big group 

  • shared at least one idea with the whole group 
  • taken turns to share ideas 
  • asked different questions in their group to make sure that they have known that their idea is in everyone’s heads
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Amethyst – Cooperation, learning with a partner 

  • shared ideas with their partner, talking and listening skills 
  • take in turns to listen and then share what they thought 
  • added a new idea to their old ones
                                                                                                                

Star of the Week                                                                                                                          In Key Stage One each class has a Star of the Week where they are celebrated for showing good learning behaviours, as well as being a STAR!  Their photo takes centre stage in each class display.   The winner of the gold certificate in assembly each Monday becomes the star for that week.                                                                                                                                   

Lunchtime Golden Box

At lunchtimes, the MDSAs will use diamond gems at each sitting to reward good behaviour. When the gem pot is full, that sitting will be rewarding by taking the Golden Box out to their lunchtime play session. The box is full of exciting treats e.g. bubbles, ribbons, pom poms etc.

The Celebration Book

A very special celebration book lives in Mrs Budge’s office. Throughout the week, when children have shown positive attitudes to their learning and/or produced fantastic outcomes, they will have their name written on a post it that goes on a special book poster in the classroom. Every Thursday the posters are sent to Mrs Budge and the names entered into the special celebration book. Occasionally, Mrs Budge or another senior member of staff will take the book on a special journey around the school to spot wonderful learning and attitudes. At these times, children are very excited to see their name written in the book straightaway!

Celebration Assembly                                                                                                                  Every Friday, Mrs Budge looks forward to the children sharing the wonderful work they have done during the week. The children explain their learning and show the rest of the school what they have done. They are given a certificate to take home to share and celebrate.

Positive Behaviour

At Westbury Infant School we use a traffic light system for behaviour.  This means the children all start the day off with a green card, if they cause low level disruption during the school day they will be issued with a yellow warning card, if this behaviour continues or escalates they will be issued with a red card, they will be sent to a member of the senior leadership team and their parents will be informed at the end of the school day.  Silver and Gold Cards

A recent addition to our well-established traffic light system (see below), children can earn a silver or gold card in addition to staying on green all day.

It is important to remember the children always start a new day on a green card.  Our teachers use positive behaviour awards throughout the day such as stickers and certificates.