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School Day

From September 2022 we will be following the latest Government guidance and ensuring that we deliver a school week of 32.5 hours.

Our school day will run from 08:50 to 15:20 (8:50 am to 3:20 pm)

 

The 32.5 hour minimum expectation includes the time from the official start of the school day (morning registration at 08:50) to the official end of the compulsory school day (15:20). The 32.5 minimum includes breaks and lunchtimes as well as teaching time. It does not include after school clubs or wrap around provision.

It is vital that all pupils are on site before the whistle blows at 08:50. Any pupils arriving after this time will need to sign in at the school office and will be marked as late in the register.

 

Here are the timings of our school day:

TimeActivity
8.50am                                           Start of the School Day
9.00 to 10.30amTeaching Session 1
10.30 to 10.45amMorning Playtime
10.45 to 11.05amCollective Worship (Assembly)
11.05 to 12.15pm

Teaching Session 2

12:00 to 1:00pm

12.15 to 1.15pm

Lunch and Playtime (Ash Class - Reception)

Lunch and Playtime (All other classes)

1.00 to 2.00pm

1:15 to 2:00pm

1:15 to 2:15 pm

Teaching Session 3 (Ash Class)

Teaching Session 3 (Holly Class)

Teaching Session 3 (Oak and Willow Class)

2.00 to 2.15pmAfternoon Playtime (Ash and Holly Class)
2.15 to 3.20pmTeaching Session 4
3.20pm

Home Time

 

Be in the Line at ten to Nine!

The whistle blows at 8.50am each morning and children are expected to be in the playground by this time. Pupils can be dropped at the school gate from 08:45 and will be supervised on the playground until the whistle.

 

 

 

Morning Teaching Sessions 

This session starts promptly at 08:50am. Lesson timings vary from class to class but are generally based around literacy and numeracy. In Maths lessons the youngest of our children will be developing confidence and fluency with whole numbers, counting and place value as well as shapes and measures. As children progress work will include the four number operations as well developing the ability to solve a range of problems.

English lessons include aspects of speaking, listening reading and writing as well as the teaching of specific skills such as spelling, handwriting, punctuation and grammar.

Early reading is taught through the Floppy Phonics programme in EYFS and Key Stage 1; together with a range of activities and experiences aimed at developing understanding and nurturing a love of books and reading. As pupils progress in their decoding skills, there is more emphasis on independent language comprehension and analysis of different writing styles.

 

 

Playtimes 

A member of staff supervises play time and there is always plenty for the children to do at break time.

They have access to a variety of playground equipment, can use the adventure trail, play tag on the playground or field or just still quietly on the benches or in the playhouses with their friends.

 

 

 

 

Collective Worship

Our Collective Worship is based upon 'Values for Life' and in particular nine key Christian values. Each half-term we concentrate on one value through music, prayers and a variety of stories including those from the Bible and other faiths.

Other assemblies include our Gold Book celebration and Musical praise when we practise our singing. We also have a weekly visit from our 'Open the Book' team who dramatise bible stories. Assemblies always include an act of worship.

 

 

Lunch Times

Lunchtime Supervisors look after the children during this time. We can offer a hot meal at lunch time prepared cooked and transported by the Red Hen Cookery. Ordering from healthy option menus can be done by parents online on the Red Hen website. Children may also bring a packed lunch to eat at midday if they wish to.

 

 

 

Afternoon Teaching Sessions

In the afternoons children will generally be carrying out topic work. These topics are based on the objectives of our broad and balanced curriculum, include a wide range of subjects and are designed to suit the needs and interests of the children.

Sometimes particular subjects or themes are taught in a block over several sessions for example E-Safety Week and Science Week. Other subjects taught in afternoons sessions include PE and Religious Education. For more information please visit our curriculum pages.

 

 

Home Time

At the end of the day the children will be brought out by class teachers to meet parents at 15:20. We always ensure that children are met by a parent or known adult and take any uncollected children back into school for safety.

If you are going to be late do contact us as soon as you can. If someone different to the normal routine is collecting your child, please enter their details in the collection book located in the school office.

 

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