The School Day
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 per day if planned or £3.50 adhoc, 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.
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.
All our pupils study English and Maths 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.
In the afternoons pupils in Years 1-4 study a themed topic that links to National Curriculum content. 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. Pupils in Year 5 & 6 study discrete subjects, often in blocks – this means that they may not be studying every subject every half term.
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.
We follow the National Curriculum and our lessons in Years 1 – 6 include:
* = 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
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.