The Gem Project

Published on Thursday 20 June 2019 by Crook Primary.

Hopefully over the last few days you have heard your children and their teachers talking about Emerald, Diamond, Ruby and Sapphire powers. We received some very exciting training last week on 'The Gem Project' by Dr Tom Robson. This project is designed to build on the work that we already do in school on building resilience and challenge. It will give the children a metaphorical language to help them explain how they are feeling as learners as well as to help them understand that no matter what they think their ability is, they can always improve.

These are the powers and this is what they mean:

Emerald Power

When children feel challenged in their learning and at other times in their lives, they make adrenaline and this can make ‘butterflies’ in their tummy.  This is Emerald Power and we are working to help the children to control it rather than it controlling them so that they can face challenges without emotional overreaction.


Diamond Power

This is the ability to solve problems and learn.  We encourage children to identify problems and solve them without being prompted. Each class has their own diamond power problem and they try to earn more diamonds than their teachers by solving it themselves because the more problems children solve for themselves the better they get at learning.


Ruby Power

This is to do with supporting each other and pointing out each other’s success.  Doing this helps children to make oxytocin and this helps us to work well as a team.  Ruby Power is also about developing a sense of well-being by making serotonin when you laugh and smile.


Sapphire Power

This power is about not allowing those ‘Monster Distractions’, such as fidgeting with paper and playing with hair, to get in the way of concentration and learning.


Each week in our phase assemblies on Wednesday, a 'power' will be discussed and a challenge given. Please ask your child more about it and hopefully you will see some of these 'powers' being demonstrated at home!

Weekly Awards

Published on Friday 14 June 2019 by Crook Primary.

14 June 2019

Pupil of the Week

RR Delisha Marie Stanard
RS Anya Atkinson
1L Ethan Koch
1M Niamh Cleary
1D Leland Emmerson
2G Max Anderson
2N Harry Fairhurst
3A Mckenzie Taylor
3F Serene Clark
4M Symone Meisuria
4R Lexi Bowron
5A Archie Alderson
5T Draven Fairhurst
6L Kaitlyn Wilson
6O Kyrell O'Connor

Challenge Awards

RR Harry Maskell
RS Estelle Gent
1L Rosie Davies
1M Harriet Parvin
1D Amelia Faith Hope
2G Scarlett Grainger
2N Ava Anderson
3A Thomas Buliga
3F Hollie Poulter
4M Ryan Donaldson
4R Jamie May Patton
5A Katie Warriner
5T Oliver Harris
6L Charlotte Healer
6O Emily Ramsey

Dojo Champ

R Harrisson Nelson
1 Emily Gatens
2 Elijah Blenkinsop Weston & Jayden Dunn
3 Rhys Slack
4 Jacey Coleman
5 Rhianne Longmoor
6 Niamh Walls

Bike UK Week

Published on Monday 10 June 2019 by Crook Primary.

Bike UK Week

This week is Bike UK week. How many times can you get out on your bike?

Weekly Awards

Published on Friday 7 June 2019 by Crook Primary.

7 June 2019

Pupil of the Week

RR Skyla Rose Milburn
RS Maisie Clarey
1L Poppy Wallace
1M Harry Gibson
1D Paul-Mason Stewart
2G Lucy Donaldson
2N Willow Routledge
3A Jakob Savoury
3F Devon Taylor
4M Kate Scott
4R Harry Alderson
5A Lilly May Hope
5T Isla Defty
6L Dylan Patton
6O Delta Hoult

Challenge Awards

RR Karl Coulson
RS Paddy Lambert Cousins
1L Mia Lily Lambert
1M Fiona Norman
1D Ethan Crawford
2G Jayden Dunn
2N Annabelle Collinson
3F Serene Clark
5A Roxanne Heslop
5T Lily Whittaker
6O Emily Nichol

Dojo Champs

R Charlie Miller
1 Ryan Newton
2 Alfie White & Elijah Blenkinson Weston
3 Sophie Newman
4 Harry Alderson
5 Taylor Wilkinson & Oliver Harris

Well done to 2N Mrs Nicholson's class on this weeks best class attendance; 98.8%

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  • Attendance drops on a Friday especially before a holiday. Please make sure your child is in school every Friday and does not miss school because you have planned a long weekend.
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