The School Day
Our school doors open and the children are welcomed at the start of the new school day in their classroom by their teacher or teaching assistant. We ask for parents to not come into the school building in the morning, to support us in promoting independence. Children come into school, hang up their own coat and sort out their own book bag (with help from the teacher or teaching assistant if needed).
The start of the day is a good time to pass on any quick messages or updates that might affect your child’s day. The teachers have more time at the end of the school day if a longer discussion is needed.
9:00 am – 10:45am
Learning activities for the day begin. Your child’s class teacher will have planned a range of experiences for the class, which help to ensure that our commitment to high standards and a broad and rich curriculum are met.
The children all have a drink of water or milk (ordered via the CoolMilk scheme) and some fruit. The fruit is currently provided by the government and forms part of our “Healthy Schools” initiative. Children are not allowed to have other food at this time and we do not eat snacks on the playground for safety reasons. Water is freely available during the school day.
10.45am – 11.00am
Playtime. The children enjoy the opportunity to play with friends in our well supervised and exciting outside environment. We have a range of play equipment and apparatus available and areas for quiet activities.
10:45 am – 12:15am
Teaching and Learning time.
Lunchtime (12:15pm to 1:15pm)
We offer a healthy school lunch cooked on the premises or alternatively the children can bring packed lunches. The children sit in friendship groups and are encouraged to help each other and have good table manners. We have a friendly and professional team of lunchtime supervisors who make sure the children are happy and help to develop their play skills.
1:15pm at 3:10pm
Teaching and Learning time continues, including a daily act of worship
School ends. The children are brought out by their class teacher and again this is an opportunity for you to talk with the teachers.
8.00 am – 12.45 pm
1.15 pm – 4:30pm
A private company provides before and after school care on the school site:
Breakfast Club: 7:45 am – 9.00am
After School: 3.10pm – 6.00pm
Holiday Club: 7:45pm – 6:00pm
(subject to demand)