The new system still has ERIC values and motivational rewards and will work as follows:
The immediate ERIC token:
This will be given to children in class and they will put it on a chart on the wall. The chart will indicate to the teacher the values most rewarded for and a target for the class to work towards, as well as reward individuals immediately.
The class reward:
These tokens will be totalled up each week and used towards a class total in order to be awarded a point and to keep ERIC for the week. Over the term classes will achieve points. At the end of the term the class with the greatest points will have an ERIC treat (a simple one!). You will probably recognise this as similar to a house system you had at school.
These will be continued and is a worthwhile bridge between home and school and gives children a chance to share with us small achievements and personal targets as well as cementing the values. These will be read out in assembly and then collected and put in a class book in the book corner of each classroom.
These will be differentiated for each year group. When your child achieves all targets for one of the values a ‘star’ will be shared in assembly and then sent home. when they achieve all 4 then a gold star will be displayed in the hall and sent home when the board is changed. They will also receive a prize.
This system gives children the chance to get immediate reward as well as having a group target and long term goal, thus [providing many opportunites for them to succeed.
Please click on the titles below if you would like to see copies of the key posters and resources linked to our Eric Project!
A copy of our Home Eric sheet so that you can send us in good news if your child has done something you are proud of. These are shared in assembly each week.
And not forgetting ....
A home lending resource from Eric to promote communication skills (as this is the hardest one to achieve).
There is a large sack including:
As this has proved so popular Year 1 and reception will have a second Eric Communication Kit to loan out and Year 2 will have a brand new Yeti Communication Kit as well as their Eric Communication Kit! We hope you enjoy using these :-)
Eric the Elephant is our school mascot who helps children develop their learning skills across the curriculum. His name stands for:
EFFORT RESPECT INDEPENDENCE COMMUNICATION
and the children can collect special awards during the year if Eric spots them consistently using these skills.
In Reception children work on their basic Eric skills as shown on the Reception Eric Card.
There are examples noted so you know what sort of things Eric is looking for when he gives out his certificates!
Your child will get a numbered certificate to bring home when they consistently use a skill in school and then you can colour in the appropriate box on the chart with your child.
Year 1 and 2 have a more advanced card to work on, and because they are that little bit older and more mature the expectations now increase!
The targets are the same but the examples show you the next stage in their development to being a great learner.
Just like in Reception, your child will get a numbered certificate to bring home when they consistently use a skill in school and then you can colour in the appropriate box on the chart with your child.
We have also printed a reminder on the back of each card to help you help us with this special project.
Some of our parents and governors thought it would be a good idea to involve parents in the project so we made some blank mini certificates that could be awarded by parents and then shared in school. A 'Home Eric' is a little certificate that parents can fill in to say why they are proud of their child FOR ANY REASON and then send this in to school.
In Reception these notes are shared and then collected into the children's Learning Journey which will be sent home to treasure at the end of the year. In Year 1 and Year 2 Mrs Lewis, our headteacher, reads out any 'Home Erics' in our special weekly Eric Assembly so that everyone knows who has made their parents proud. These 'Home Erics' are then stuck in Eric's Special Book which is on display in our entrance area.
ERIC has published four different leaflets to help families understand exactly what ERIC is looking for in each of the four areas. There will be helpful suggestions for you as well as a chance to celebrate the things you are already doing at home that will help your child achieve their next award.
Eric was a bit worried that the children who achieved his Eric Award might forget him. So he asked the children and parents what they thought and he has come up with some new ideas for our advanced learners!
When you have earned your Elephant Prize and achieved all 4 skills and had your name in the newsletter, Eric will watch our for you continuing to use your skills ALL THE TIME in your learning. If Eric spots that you are ALWAYS using your learning skills he will ask the teachers to fill in an Advanced Eric Post Card and you can post it in to Eric's Tea Time Tin (kept in Mrs Lewis's office).
There will be a special enamel Good Learner Award badge for any children who come along to Eric's Tea Party and we would love it if they could wear this badge every day with pride!
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