JEMS Award Scheme

Hillcrest Early Years Academy

Our 6 JEMS values

RESPECT

We respect everyone in Team Hillcrest, our Hillcrest family and our Community.

 TOLERANCE

Everyone is welcome at our Academy whoever they are. Everyone has something special to add to our team. COURAGE

We work together to ensure we tackle all our work and challenges, even when we feel at bit afraid. FRIENDSHIP

We look after each other in Team Hillcrest and ensure when we get upset, we are always there for our friends.

INSPIRE

We all aim high and achieve. We want to help everyone to do their best at all times.

KINDNESS

Everybody is cared for and looked after at Hillcrest. If we see anyone who needs support, then we always help.

 

What is Hillcrest JEMS ?

This scheme replaces Hillcrest Heroes. This is driven by hard work and our pupils are rewarded for it. It is open to all pupils throughout the Academy.

Hillcrest JEMS is a new reward scheme for all our pupils. Our pupils choose an award to aim for and work through the levels of activity to gain that award. Pupils who gain the awards will invite their parents to an award ceremony. Award ceremonies will take place twice a year.

Pupils who achieve their award will receive a certificate and medal of the relevant colour .

Your child will need help from their parents and other adults known to them to complete some of the tasks. Any work requested should be completed by the child and not an adult. The child’s file of work and confirmation of tasks letters will go to a panel of judges made up of staff from the Academy who will decide if their file of evidence is good enough to achieve that award. If your child’s misses out, you will be sent a report with advice how to change or redo a section so your child achieves.  Pupils who take the gold award or the diamond award, will have their work assessed by a team of governors from Hillcrest. All awards will be ratified by the governing body before they are awarded.

These awards encourage our children to achieve but also develop the values we wish to represent. We hope the activities are enjoyable and something that most families will take part in.

Each medal can be earned by completing a set of tasks set by the teaching team. If a child is asked to join a club or attend a sporting activity, you will need photographic and written proof of completion.

Every child will have a file in which to bring their evidence in and a portfolio will be put together. This will mean that each child will have a file of evidence to keep at home to show everyone how they achieved their award.

In order to achieve these medals, pupils must undertake them in order. A child cannot go straight to winning Gold. They must have obtained bronze and silver first. Therefore every child starts at Bronze level.

Two further levels will be added as the scheme gains momentum. A Sapphire and Diamond award will be drawn up over the next few months.

 Bronze Award

Evidence needed to achieve this level –

1) Read 10 books

Books need to be listed on a sheet of paper and the date written by an adult when they read that book. An adult then needs to sign the list of books to verify it before it is handed in.

2) Join a club in school and produce some evidence

A teacher will verify attendance at the club which the child has joined and either take a photo of the child involved with the club and sign it to confirm attendance at 6 sessions or over or the child makes something at the club and submits it as evidence.

3) Make or paint a family portrait

At home, either paint a family portrait or make one out of craft materials. The judges will be looking for the child’s own work ( if adult help is detected, it will be rejected) and will expect to see a clear representation of the child’s family.

4) Visit a place of worship

An adult should take a photo of the child at the place of worship. The place of worship does not have to be a church. An adult should sign and date the photograph.

5) Take part in a physical activity on the playground

A staff member should take a photo of the child taking part in the physical activity and sign and date the photo

6) Join the Gainsborough Library

Go the Gainsborough Library and get your child to become a member. It is free to join and borrow books. Your child will then need to bring their library card in and have it photocopied as proof of their membership.

7) Carry out a good deed for a neighbour or family friend

The job can be appropriate to the age of the child. Please take a photo of the child completing the job and the date or get the neighbour or family friend to write a letter as evidence to show the child being kind. The child should be supervised at all times when carrying out the job by an appropriate adult.

 8) Walk two kilometres

Either complete this as a family or measure your walk to school. An adult should sign to say you have completed this and take a photo of your walk

 

Silver Award

Evidence needed to achieve this level :-

1) Read 25 books

Books need to be listed on a sheet of paper and the date written by an adult when they read that book. An adult then needs to sign the list of books to verify it before it is handed in.

2) Join a club outside of school

A club can be anything from a sports club, swimming club, dancing or Beavers, Rainbows, Cubs or Brownies. A membership card or a signed photo of the child at the club from the club leader is needed as proof.

3) To learn the first verse of the National anthem and sing or recite it

The child should learn all the words to the first verse of the national anthem. When the child is ready to be tested, parent to inform a member of staff and then the staff member will test the child. The staff member will then take a photo of the performance and sign and date it.

4) Make a family shield or crest

The child should make a shield or a crest for their family at home and illustrate on it all the things which represent their family and the work they do. The child should bring the crest or shield in as their proof. Only genuine children’s work will be accepted.

5) Attend a service at a place of worship

The pupils should attend the service. This does not have to be a church. The vicar or lead of the place of worship should sign to say the pupil has attended and the pupil should have their photo taken whilst taking part as proof.

6) Try a new sport at the Academy

The class teacher will take a photo, print it and sign to say which new sport the child has taken part in.

 7) Carry out a good deed for the community

The job can be appropriate to the age of the child. Please take a photo of the child completing the job and the date or get the community observer to write a letter as evidence to show the child being kind. The child should be supervised at all times when carrying out the job by an appropriate adult.

8) Walk four kilometres

Either complete this as a family or measure your walk to school. An adult should sign to say you have completed this and take a photo of your walk.

9) Learn to say Hello and Goodbye in another language. Draw a picture of the country flag and draw a picture of a famous landmark of that country e.g. France – Eiffel Tower

Class teacher to verify that the child has spoken the language and has produced the flag and a picture of the countries landmark. Class teacher to sign after seeing the evidence.

 

 Gold Award

1) Read 50 books

Books need to be listed on a sheet of paper and the date written by an adult when they read that book. An adult then needs to sign the list of books to verify it before it is handed in.

 2) Take part in a community event

This could be a community fundraiser or something the archaeological dig that took place on the Middlefield estate earlier this year. A photo should be taken and printed and signed by the event organiser as proof the pupil has taken part in the event.

 3) To learn the first verse of the National anthem of either Scotland, Wales or Ireland and sing or recite it

The child should learn all the words to the first verse of the chosen national anthem. When the child is ready to be tested, parent to inform a member of staff and then the staff member will test the child. The staff member will then take a photo of the performance and sign and date it.

 4) Research and make a picture of your family tree

This should be your child’s own work and they should draw pictures of their family members. You do not have to go far back as you can go on the internet search sites. The child’s work should be brought in and verified and signed by the class teacher.

 5) Write your own jingle to perform to your class.

When the child is ready to perform their own jingle, parent to inform class teacher. They will organised for the pupil to perform it to their class and they will take a photo of the performance and date and sign the evidence.

 6)Learn to play a simple tune on an instrument of your choice.

When the child is ready to perform their simple tune on the instrument of their choice, parent to inform class teacher. They will organise for the pupil to perform it to their class and they will take a photo of the performance and date and sign the evidence.

 7) Try a new sport at a local club

Join a local club in any sport and give the new sport a try. Ask your club coach to sign a photo of you taking part in your new sport as proof.

 8) Keep a diary of all your activities for a month.

The child keeps a diary of their activities for a month. This should be the child’s own work and should be hand written by them. Hand the diary in as evidence.

 9) Walk six kilometres

Either complete this as a family or measure your walk to school. An adult should sign to say you have completed this and take a photo of your walk.

 10) Learn to say Hello ,Goodbye and count to 10 in another language. Draw a picture of the country flag and draw a picture of a famous landmark of that country e.g. France – Eiffel Tower

Please note that this should be in a different language to the one used for the silver award. Class teacher to verify that the child has spoken the language and has produced the flag and a picture of the countries landmark. Class teacher to sign after seeing the evidence.