The School Day
The school day starts from 8.40am until 3.15pm with a range of learning activities and breaks throughout the day. We hope the information below will help to explain the way the day is organised.
Morning session: 8.40am – 12.10pm
The children's entrance gate opens at 8.40am and there is a 10-minute window for all children in school to enter the building before the bell is rung at 8.50am, the gate is closed and registration begins. Children must be in the classroom by 8.50am for registration. Parents of children in Reception Year will be able to drop their child off at the classroom door as their children gain awareness and confidence of new routines, many children quickly feel able to come in by themselves from the school gate. There is always a member of staff on the school gate to ensure the safety and security of all children upon entry to school.
All pupils in school have a morning break for 15 minutes. During break time pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are offered a free piece of fruit / vegetables as a snack as part of the government initiative. You may wish your child to take advantage of this but, if any snacks are provided from home, they must be fruit / vegetables / cheese portion / yoghurt (such as a squeezy tube).
School milk is also available and is free to pupils until their fifth birthday, after which it is subsidised. The milk scheme is operated by Cool Milk.
Reception, Year 1 and Year 2: 10.15am - 10.30am
Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6: 10.30am - 10.45am
Assembly: Daily between 11.50am and 12.10am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
We focus on our character strength of the week, make links to ongoing events and activities and reflect on linked bible stories and how these can impact on the way we live our lives and our aspirations.
On Friday we have paired reading between 11.50am and 12.10pm - this is where children across the whole school mix together to share reading and is a positive and supportive session.
Friday afternoon is celebration assembly and this is from 2.40pm - 3.00pm. This enables us to reflect on the week and celebrate achievements and successes.
Dinner time: 12.10pm - 1.10pm
Children will have the opportunity to eat a packed lunch or hot school dinner and take part in play / relaxation / sports activities.
Afternoon session: 1.10pm – 3.15pm
Registration is taken again and children take part in learning activities. Children in Reception. Year 1 and Year 2 may have a break during the afternoon.
Collection at the end of the day: 3.15pm
At the end of the day children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 must be collected directly from their outside classroom area and door. Children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 are to be collected from the bottom playground. There will be a member of staff on duty to open the gate and support with pick up. Please can all parents come into the bottom playground to wait for their child to limit congestion outside the school.
If someone different is collecting your child it is important that you inform the school office so that we can make sure that we know who they are going home with.
For all other access to school during the day please use the main entrance next to the war memorial.