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  In Year 5 and 6 we will be trialling a new behaviour system beginning after half term. We hope that this system will help children to take ownership of their behaviour and celebrate those that make the right choices and demonstrate positive behaviour.

 The system we will be using instead of the warnings/ strike system is called ‘Good to be Green’. It will encourage children to not only behave well but give them a chance to correct their behaviour if they need to.

 In the classroom, each child will have a pocket with a green, blue, yellow and red card. Every child will start every day on a green card. If a child displays one of the undesirable behaviours below, then they will receive the appropriate card. It will be the child’s responsibility to change this card to show they are taking responsibility for their behaviour and choices. The benefit of this system will be that all children can earn their way back to green. We hope that this will encourage children to change their behaviour choices if needed as well as praise those that consistently make the right choice.

 As a team (staff and children) we have met and classified all of the unwanted behaviours into three groups. The children voted where the behaviour should appear and thought about which card would reflect the severity of the behaviour. All children have agreed to these choices.

 

  If a child receives a card based on the above and then demonstrates another undesirable behaviour (the same or different) then the next card up will be issued.

 Children receiving a red card will also have a phone call home to notify the parents/ guardians of their behaviour. A second red card offence will result in the children being given a RAG sheet for a week. This will mean that their behaviour will be tracked throughout the day and they will be given a red, amber or green for each section. They will then bring this home to show how they have behaved each day.

 At the end of each half term will be a reward afternoon. All those children that have been green throughout that half term will be entitled to the reward in its entirety. Those that have accrued red or yellow cards will have these added up and the time taken off of the reward. They will then be expected to reflect on their behaviour in a separate room until they have completed their time out. These cards will be tracked in school.

 If a child earns themselves back onto green and has shown they have corrected their behaviour then they will earn 1 minute back from their lost time.

 We hope that by involving the children in the creation of this new system that they will be able to understand the given card and consequence. It will also be a consistent approach for the whole of Year 5 and Year 6. Those that have stayed on green for the week will also receive a sticker. Please praise your child when you see these!

 We look forward to starting our new system after half term and hope that you will support us in our journey to support all children in making the right choices and celebrating their achievements.

 Kind Regards,

 Miss L Dalchow

Upper Key Stage 2 Phase Leader