Our School Day

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The school day starts at 8.45am and finishes at 3.05pm.  Registration is from 9.00am to 9.10am. Nursery sessions are 8:30am - 11:30am and 12:15pm - 3.15pm.

Assemblies

There is a whole school assembly every Monday and Wednesday and our Special Achievement assembly on a Friday.  On a Tuesday and Thursday, children have a whole class assembly in their learning zone where they reflect on moral, social or spiritual issues.

Morning Session

On a normal day, children’s morning learning consists of Handwriting, Maths, Letters and Sounds, Enjoyment of Reading and Literacy.  In addition to these learning opportunities, children are exposed to a wide range of continuous provision areas where they work independently on specific tasks.  These take place indoors and outdoors.  Children are expected to use there learning skills, independent problem solving abilities and team work capabilities.

Lunchtime 12:00 - 1:05pm

Children have lunches that are prepared on site over two sittings in the school hall and then experience Positive Playtimes with lunchtime staff. They are encouraged to work together, be friendly, helpful, kind and caring towards other children in the playground.

In the dining hall, children are expected to use their manners and knife and fork correctly (or at least have a go!).  Look at our dinner menu for up and coming options from our fabulous kitchen staff.

Afternoon Session

Firstly all learning zones take part in Guided Reading where they can apply their reading skills in a variety of adult guided and independent activities. After that is our topic session where we use cross curricular links to build on literacy and numeracy skills learnt in subjects such as Science, Art and Design, Computing, Design and Technology, History and Geography. 

PE

All children will have at least two sessions of PE a week where they will experience a broad diet of Ball Skills, Gymnastics and Dance.  Look at our PE policy on guidance on kit, jewelry and exemptions from participation in PE.

End of Day

Parents are encouraged to go to their appropriate zone to collect their children.  If normal arrangements have to be altered (eg you are delayed or another person is collecting your child), please let us know.  This avoids any confusion or upset. If you need to update your collection list please see the office to do so.

Getting to school

To get to and from school, walking is definitely the best option! There are lots of benefits: it’s healthier than travelling by car, it improves the safety of pedestrians and road-users, and it respects nearby residents and parking regulations. Please enter by the pedestrian access off Common Road,  ensuring that you are holding your child's hand for safety purposes.  If you do need to travel by car, please park wisely as there is limited space in the car park and surrounding areas and observe the times when the gates are opened and closed.