Silas and Me (S.A.M.) is our very own personalised character education programme. It is designed to ensure our children become amazing citizens of the future. It builds on our vision and our four values - Love, Belonging, Service and Thankfulness and involves school, home and the local community.
Every week in our celebration worship a child from each class is awarded a S.A.M. Star Certificate by their class teacher. This is awarded for being the best that they can be in either their work or their character.
Every half term a special certificate is awarded to a child in each class. This is a very special award because the children in the class vote for the child they think has upheld our vision and values best. The children receive a badge to sew on their jumper.
Finally we have our SAM Challenge. This is a series of planned activities for our children to work on at home, at school and within the community depending on their age. These challenges are designed to take two years to complete and children can choose from a range of activities. The aim is for your child to collect four badges - Love, Belonging, Service and Thankfulness in KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper KS2 .
KS1 Years 1 and 2
For each badge children will complete 5 school challenges.
Lower KS2 Years 3 and 4
For each badge children will complete 5 school challenges and 2 home challenges.
Upper KS2 Years 5 and 6
For each badge children will complete 5 school challenges, 4 home challenges and 1 community challenge.
For all ages, within each challenge, children will need to show how they have completed it. It could be a song, a picture, a poem or letter, a model or piece of art, tell the class what they’ve done, take photos, design a poster or create a PowerPoint. Children only need one piece of evidence for each challenge.
To earn a badge, you need to have completed and shown evidence for the number of challenges for their age group challenges. Badges are to be sewn onto the arm of the school jumper.