Houses and Form Time
We have form time first thing every morning, from Monday – Thursday. This is time that you spend with your form group and your form teacher, where you complete activities that will set you up for the day ahead. On a Friday afternoon, we celebrate success as a form, year group or as a whole school. We also have six House groups at KWS and every student and member of staff is part of a House. There are many opportunities to earn House Points that contribute to your House’s points total and each year, we crown the House Champions, based on the number of points accumulated.
What are the different houses? How did we decide these were to be our houses?
Each form had a different theme to choose from, with a list of 6 inspirational people from that field. As a form we researched each person, did a presentation on each one, and finally had a vote on which person we wanted to represent our form.
These were our decisions:
- Red form – Nikola Tesla
- Purple form – Helen Keller
- Yellow form – Neil Armstrong
- Green form – Florence Nightingale
- Orange form – Aretha Franklin
- Blue form – Mohammed Ali
Will the new year 7s be part of the same houses?
Yes! Each house will have a form in each group. The houes will come together for events such as Interhouse sports and Sports Day.
What happens in form time?
“Sometimes we read a book or do independent study, in our form on a friday we watch newsround”
“In form time we do quizzes together, read through our homework independently or with a classmate, and even sometimes organise assemblies”
“Form time is where you get to relax”
“Sometimes we compete in challenges against other houses”
“We sometimes do Time Tables Rock Stars! And Estimation 180!”
What is it like being in a form?
“It’s fun and a safe space”
“Being in form is very fun because you get to chat to your friends and the people around you”
“My favourite thing about form is the quiz because you get to compete against the other forms”
“It is nice having a form because you have been with your teaching group the whole day and it’s nice to be with other friends”
“My experience from being in form is a very good one, because we are all like a big team/family that looks out for each other”
“It is very nice being a form because you have people you can rely on and your form is your team”
“My favourite thing about being a form is that we can have a laugh, and have trust in the people”
“Form time is fun because it gives you a second class that you know”
Why do we have houses and forms at KWS?
“I think we have forms at KWS because to get to know people and talk to people you didn’t know before”
“At school your form is like your school family”
“Because it’s a nice way to socialize away from lesson and for competitions”
“Forms help us bond with different people outside of our normal friendship groups”
“We have forms to get to know people more and to have a team you can rely on”
What is a form-tutor?
“They are someone who you can talk to and be comfortable around”
“A form tutor is a teacher that leads the form”
“A form tutor is someone who helps you if you are worried”
What do you like about your form-tutor?
“They are understanding, whether it is about any problems or worries I may have”
“They are easy to talk to”
“The thing that I like about my form tutors is, she is so nice to talk to, and so much fun when we do the quizzes”
“The thing I like about my form tutor is that he is funny and but can also be serious and caring at the same time”
“They are competitive and cheers us on during competitions”
“The thing I like about my form tutor is that she let us have a laugh and relax”
“My form tutor is someone I can approach and tell him what is worrying me and he will deal with it”
What is an inter-form competition?
“The best thing ever!”
“An interform competition is technically your form competing against other forms”
“Sometimes a sport is chosen, and the students in each form signup to compete, if they want to play and represent their form”
“It is a sport for a quiz that the class does to get house points for their form. It requires teamwork”
What competitions have we done so far?