Our Team Captains are Year 6 children who have been voted in by their teammates. Each November, in conjunction with UK Parliament Week we teach our children how important it is to let your voice be heard and your vote be counted!
Voting is one of the primary ways we participate in our democracy, but it can be hard to know how to talk to children about voting, however this annual involvement in choosing/electing their own Team Captain is a great opportunity to help us teach our children how our country works—and to talk about the values you believe in.
For young children who are still learning how to be considerate to others and their perspectives, this is the perfect way to teach that it is perfectly fine to disagree with people—and that we can all practice listening to other ideas with respect.
Bedivere (undoubtedly brave and loyal)
Galahad (renowned for being courteous and strong)
Gawain (honoured for being a mighty warrior)
Percival (known nationwide for being courteous and strong)
In keeping with our family ethos, North Cadbury Church of England Primary School operates a team system. When children join our school they are assigned to one of the four school house teams. Siblings are assigned to the same team. Each house team also has staff members and throughout the course of the year we have special focus activity days, where the children work together in their teams, rather than in their classes.
Our Sports Day is also organised around our teams. Children are awarded team points for exemplary behaviour, for excellence in their work and for demonstrating perseverance and determination. The team points are recorded on a weekly basis and our older children take responsibility for collating and recording the totals from each class. There is a termly ‘reward’ afternoon for the winning team and in our final Celebration Assembly of the year, the team cup is awarded to the team that has earned the most team points during the course of the year.
We are very proud of our place within the ‘Camelot’ parishes and our school teams are named after Knights of the Round Table, to reflect this link and also to encourage our children to reflect the ‘knightly qualities’ that will help them to face challenge with enthusiasm and confidence.