Organisation of the School Day

The school day begins at 8.50am with registration at 9am.

During our staggered entry period for our Reception children at the beginning of each academic year, children attending morning sessions should arrive at 8.50am for registration at 9.00am, with children attending afternoon sessions to arrive at 1.05pm for registration at 1.15pm.

We encourage children to:

  • Hang up their coat
  • Self register
  • Put their reading book into the box to be changed if they have read it
  • Put their book bag in their drawer

At the start of the day, some children can find it difficult to say goodbye. If they are upset it is helpful to reassure them and then leave as quickly as possible with a smile and a wave. You will be amazed at how quickly they will become involved with their friends. If you are feeling upset after leaving a crying child call into the office, or telephone when you get home and the staff will check on how your child has settled.

Our day is divided up into three basic sessions, with a playtime at 10.30am and lunchtime from 12.00-1.05pm. The day ends at 3.15pm and children are collected from the classroom door. If your child is being collected by someone other than you please let us know at the beginning of the day and confirm it in writing.

At playtime and lunchtime children are supervised by staff and have a chance to play with children from other classes.

Your child will be involved in a range of both informal and formal learning situations with opportunities to work as a class, in a group and individually.

If you have any concerns about your child we do want to help in any way we can. We are always available after school to discuss matters in confidence.

R.E and Assemblies
There is a daily assembly for the whole school. This is broadly Christian, however the format is sensitive to the needs of children of other faiths. Reception children have a gradual introduction to these assemblies.

You have the right to withdraw your child from Religious Education and assembly but please speak to your child’s class teacher first.

Water, fruit and milk
Your child will receive a piece of fruit each day as part of the Healthy schools Scheme. This is eaten in the afternoons. You may want to provide your child with some fruit to eat at morning playtime and this should be in a named container. If your child is four they are entitled to free milk. We offer a paid milk scheme to any children who wish to opt in. The contact details are School Milk Services – 01934 510950

All children should also bring a named water bottle which they can access throughout the day. This should be kept separate from their packed lunch and not carried in their book bags in case of leakages.

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