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Pro-Social Behaviour and Rewards 2021-2022

Pro-Social Behaviour and Rewards

As you may be aware, each year group within the school takes part in a pro-social reward system. The class or year group help to decide on two pro-social reward recipients or activities and every time a child is seen to be doing something pro-social during the school day they are rewarded with a bead. The child chooses which pro-social reward jar will receive their bead and when a jar is full, that particular reward is earned.

Pro-sociality has been defined as a positive, voluntary, and altruistic behaviour - the delivery of help or a benefit to one or more people which has a major positive impact on personal and social quality of life. Pro-social activities might be demonstrated by pupils sharing toys and resources, helping their friends, assisting a member of staff, tidying up the classroom or teaching/supporting other children with their learning.

 

Helping one’s neighbour is a theme that is common across religions. As a value, it establishes norms and procedures for aiding others, being part of a religion entails a feeling of unity and responsibility for others, as well as a tendency to search for the common good. According to Jesus' teachings, one’s neighbour is a peer who is often weaker or needy. We should treat our neighbours as if they were oneself; therefore prosocial treatment is sought through unconditional love toward others: “Cry beside those who cry and rejoice when our brothers enjoy victory”

 

"Do All the Good You Can,
By All the Means You Can,
In All the Ways You Can,
In All the Places You Can,
At All the Times You Can,
To All the People You Can,
As long as Ever …
… You Can!"

John Wesley’s Rule for Christian Living

 

Pro-social behaviour fits perfectly with our school vision to encourage our pupils to show a love of one another and mankind itself. Our vision inspires the whole school community to engage in social action and to be courageous advocates for change in our local, national and global communities. We recognise that life is full of ups and downs and that at times all people will face challenges that they need help and support in overcoming. We aim to instil the values of service and compassion for others among our pupils. Our Christian values ensure that opportunities to discuss the big issues, to challenge injustice and to engage in activities that can bring about change are always present.

2021-2022

Our classes chose activities for their pro-social behaviour rewards for 2021-2022 as follows.

The purple text highlights those that have already been earned and completed.

 

Year Group

 

Reward 1

Reward 2

Reward 3

Reward 4

Reward 5 Reward 6

Little Gems (Pre-school)

 

Adopt a Snow Leopard from WWF

Buy some plants for the school garden.

Send the Hungry Caterpillar book to our partner school

 

 

  

Reception

 

 

Sending games to Mr. Clayton’s school in Ghana

Planting a crab apple tree in the orchard

Card and Flowers for Darwin Manor retirement apartmentsBird feeders for the FS2 courtyard.Give a Teddy Bear to a local Preschool.Be Performer of the Week

 

Year 1

 

Amber

The EACH £23 challenge: https://www.each.org.uk/get-involved/23-challenge

Make a donation to the WWF to help Pandas

 

Make a donation to help Red Squirrels 

 

  

Topaz

Adopt a Penguin from the WWF.

Cards for the retirement complex in Cambourne

Making a shoe box of small essentials for Jimmy’s night shelter.

 

  

 

Year 2

Emerald

Planting a crab apple tree in the orchard.

Making a card to make the recipient of their choice smile.

Read a story with someone in the other class

 

 

  

Jade

Year 3

Turquoise

Adopt an animal from the WWF

Perform songs to others.

 

 

  

Jasper

Adopt an elephant.

Adopt a cheeta.

 

 

  

Year 4

Moonstone

Make cards for Cambourne residents as a pick me up after the traumas of Covid.

Hold a cake sale and raise money for Tearfund.

 

 

  

Sapphire

Provide a book for each class in school.

Litter pick

Adopt an animal from the WWF.

Making something/donating to Wood Green Animal Shelter

  

Year 5

Amethyst

Adopting an Orangutan

Adopting a dolphin

Planning a  lesson for a younger year group.

A charity PJ day to raise money for refugees.

A charity Chess competition 

Tanzanite.

Litter pick around the local area.

Adopt a panda from WWF.

Organise a sporting event for a younger year

Organise a booksale for charity

  

Iolite

Sponsoring a puppy from the RNIB.

Decorating rocks to hide around Cambourne for residents to find.

 

 

  

Year 6

Pearl

Local community litter pick.

Adopting a jaguar from the WWF.

 

 

  

Opal

Donating some food to a local foodbank.

Donating money for a refugee charity.

 

 

  

Quartz

Adopt an animal from the WWF

Do a cake sale to raise money for a local charity.

 

 

  

 

 

Some of the rewards earned in pictures:

 

Amethyst class (Year 5) adopted an Orangutan via the World Wildlife Fund:

Year 2 planted a Crab Apple tree in the school orchard:

Jasper class (Year 3) adopted an Elephant via the World Wildlife Fund after completing their first jar:

Turquoise class  (Year 3) performed a superb song and dance routine to 'Fruits of the Spirit' to spread joy throughout the school:

Topaz class (Year 1) have adopted a Penguin via the World Wildlife Fund:

Sapphire class (Year 4) provided a 'Little People, Big Dreams' book for each class in school:

Pre-school adopted a Snow Leopard via the World Wildlife Fund after completing their first jar:

Reception have given a Card and Flowers to Darwin Manor retirement apartments in Cambourne AND purchased Bird feeders for the FS2 courtyard after filling two marble jars:

Tanzanite class (Year 5) have adopted a Panda via the World Wildlife Fund after filling their first marble jar:

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