The School Day

Reception and Key Stage one

School is open from 8:50am – parents of children in Reception are encouraged to bring their children into the classroom where the children self-register. Parents may also wish to catch an adult if they want to pass on some important information at the start of the day. Children in years one and two usually enter school independently and complete their morning tasks.

Registration is at 9:00 – 9:05am. Any child arriving after registration will need to enter via the School Office, accompanied by an adult, who must sign the late book giving a reason for lateness.

Snack time for children in Reception is around 10:20am - fruit is provided and so is milk if you have requested it

Morning play is from 10:45 – 11:00am – Children in Years 1 and 2 usually take their fruit and milk out to play with them.  

Lunch time begins at 12:00pm - every child in Reception, and key stage on is entitled to a free hot school meal which is provided by Chartwells. There is a choice between two dishes and one is vegetarian. Children also have access to vegetables, fruit, pudding and a drink. If you prefer, you can provide your child with a packed lunch. All children sit in the main hall and eat their lunch together.

Afternoon starts at 1:00pm

Afternoon play is usually between 2:30 – 2:45pm

School finishes at 3:15pm: The teachers will bring your children out to meet you and will not let them leave until they have seen their adults who will be collecting them. If a different adult than usual is collecting them, please let their class teacher know.

Children are organised into two mixed aged group classes (Year R & 1 and Year 1 & 2). For 3 mornings a week the two classes are split into their separate year groups for focused learning of phonics, writing and maths.

Wren class operate a free flow system with direct teaching interspersed with self-initiated learning. We have a wonderful outside learning environment that the children can access throughout the day.

KS1 has a more structured day than Early Years. Every day children will experience English, Maths, Phonics and Reading. PE is timetabled twice a week, The rest of the day will cover all other curriculum subjects. We have a creative curriculum and make links across subjects. We strongly believe in giving learning a purpose and context enabling children to apply skills across the curriculum.

KS2 - Years 3 & 4 and Years 5 & 6

School is open from 8:50am  All children enter school via their external classroom doors and ensure they are ready for learning by 9:00am. 

Registration is at 9:00 – 9:05am. Any child arriving after registration will need to enter via the School Office, accompanied by an adult, who must sign the late book giving a reason for lateness.

Snack / break time is around 10:45 - 11am – Parents may provide their child with vegetable or fruit snack.  Our school council run a healthy school tuck shop on a Tuesday and Thursday morning where children may purchase a healthy snack.

Lunch time begins at 12:10pm - You can request your child to have a hot school meal which is provided by Chartwells. There is a choice between two dishes with one being a vegetarian option. Children also have access to vegetables, fruit, pudding and a drink. Or you can provide your child with a healthy packed lunch. Children in Key stage 2 usually eat their lunch in their classrooms or outside if the weather is reasonable.

Afternoon starts at 1:00pm

School finishes at 3:15pm  - Teachers will release the children at their external outside door. If children cannot find their adult to go home with at an arranged meeting point they are asked to go back to the class teacher. 

KS2 has a structured day. Every day children will experience English, Maths and Reading. PE is timetabled twice a week and Computing and French once a week. The rest of the day will cover all other curriculum subjects. We have a creative curriculum and make links across subjects. We strongly believe in giving learning a purpose and context enabling children to apply skills across the curriculum.