The School Day

Breakfast Club

We offer a Breakfast Club to help those families with working parents. It runs from 8.00am in the Learning Centre, a purpose-built room on the school grounds. There is a cost of £3.00 per day for regulars or £3.50 ad hoc, which includes a healthy breakfast with a range of choices, together with a range of independent and adult-led activities. The children are escorted over to the school building at 8.40am and infants are taken directly to their classrooms.

Start of the school day

The School doors open at 8.40am and we expect the children to be in their classrooms by 8.50am in time for the register and morning work. The children only have 10 minutes to complete their morning work before Assembly so it is important that everyone is on time.  Any child arriving after the register has been taken is classed as late and will require a late pass from the office.

Assembly

The school day begins for everybody with an Assembly. Four days out of five, this is with the whole school and is led by one of the senior leaders. By starting the day together as a whole school, we emphasise our sense of team spirit and ensure that all our children hear key messages from stories and songs, to help them to play their part as caring and co-operative citizens.

Mornings

All our pupils study Literacy and Numeracy during the morning. For infants and Reception pupils, this also includes a 20 minute phonics session. Juniors also study Grammar for Writing and cover some of the smaller subjects, such as PSHCE and RE.

Afternoons

In the afternoons our pupils study a themed topic from the IPC (International Primary Curriculum). These change on a half-termly basis and usually cover a range of subjects, although they often focus more strongly on one or two particular subjects e.g. Holidays (focusing more strongly on History and Geography). PE lessons also take place in the afternoons. Reception pupils also make a weekly visit to the school Allotment as part of their ‘Forest School’ work.

Playtimes

Infants and Juniors go out to play separately in the morning, to ensure that they have plenty of space to run around and to protect newly arrived Reception pupils from the potential of bumping into much larger children. At lunchtime, there is a white line painted across the middle of the playground; infants play on one side of it and juniors on the other, to ensure that they can play safely. Reception and infant children do not have an afternoon playtime.

Lessons

We follow the National Curriculum and our lessons in Years 1 – 6 include:

Literacy
Numeracy
ICT (computers)  

Science
History
Geography

Music
Art
PE

RE
PSHCE *

* = Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education

In Reception the pupils follow the Foundation Stage Curriculum and are taught across 6 areas of learning:

Communication & Language
Physical Development
Personal, Social & Emotional Development
Expressive Arts & Design

Literacy
Mathematics
Understanding The World

After-School Club

After-School Club provides childcare for working families in the Learning Centre, a purpose-built room on the school grounds. The club runs from 3.10-6.00pm daily during termtime, with a charge of £7.00 per session. Children are escorted to the club across the playground straight after school, by After School Club staff. Parents collect their children from the club via the main entrance on Moss Street, which is 20m along from the school main entrance. The club provides a range of interesting activities to engage the children and refreshments are also provided. The After-School Club can be contacted on 07500982830 between 3.10-6.00pm.

If you would like to enquire about a permanent place for your child at the After-School club please contact the main school telephone number (01904 653569) rather than the afterschool club phone number mentioned earlier.