Our Nine Standards Challenge

As part of our wider school curriculum, children at KSPS undertake the “Nine Standards Challenge”. Each child in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 will have a set of 9 challenges to try and meet by the end of the school year in order to earn a special “KSPS Nine Standards” badge.

The challenges involve promoting children’s self-esteem, resilience and life skills and helping them to become more confident and independent as they grow. They are arranged into 9 themes which go across all year groups. The challenges are:

Year Dexterity Green Know Myself Community Food Helping at Home Health & Wellbeing Enjoying Outdoors Global & cultural
Year 1Button a shirtGrow a plant from seedWrite own name and date of birth complete & correctClear litter from an areaUse a knife and fork correctlyHoover your bedroomKnow how to apply a plasterWalk a mileVisit a castle
Year 2Tie shoelacesObserve and record wild animal in its natural habitatWrite home address and postcode complete and correctMake a neighbour or vulnerable person smile (with a picture/plant etc)Make a sandwichSet a table for a mealExplain how to contact emergency services: Mock Phone Call with Emergency Services stating addressPaddle in open waterTry food from a different culture
Year 3Thread a needleHarvest a plant you’ve grown and make something with itCreate a fact-file about myself including height/weight/shoe size/allergies etcJoin a club outside schoolMake a saladMake your own bedDemonstrate the recovery positionRide a bikeVisit a museum or art gallery
Year 4Sew a buttonImprove a habitat for wild animalsKnow home phone/mobile numberRandom act of kindnessCook a simple hot mealFold/tidy and put away your own clothesExplain how to deal with chokingSkim a stoneWatch live music
Year 5Tie 3 different knotsPlant a treeIdentify personal strengths/weaknesses and goals for the futureRaise money for a charity Cook a hot meal with two or more elementsClear and wash dishes after a mealEmotional/mental health and wellbeing: demonstrate a yoga pose or a breathing technique for relaxationClimb a mountainWatch live sport
Year 6Check and oil a bike and repair a puncturePreserve or restore a local environmentCreate a family tree including info about parents/grand-parents birthplace and jobsVolunteer for charity/ community causeCook a two course mealChange/wash a bedEmotional/mental health and wellbeingexplain/ demonstrate a mindfulness technique Swim in open waterWrite a letter/ make contact with someone in another country