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The School Day

Reception, KS1 and KS2

Drop off in front playground, gates and doors are open by 8.40am. Children should go straight to class where a member of staff will welcome them and settle them into their early learning task. 

Learning starts promptly at 8.55am.

Reception children finish at 3.05pm.

KS1 children finish at 3.10pm.

KS2 children finish at 3.15pm.

 

Nursery

Morning session 8:30 - 11:30

Afternoon session 12:30 - 3:30

Children are dropped off and collected from the Nursery entrance.

 

End of Day

School gates open from 14.45 in the afternoon for collection. 

 

TIMETABLE - KS1 and KS2

Monday - Thursday

From Monday to Thursday the children in KS1 and KS2 have a similar daily timetable

9:05 - 9:30 Assembly

9:30 - 10:45 Learning Activities

10:45 - 11:00 Break

11:00 - 12:00 Learning Activities

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch Time (including Lunch Time clubs)

1:00 - 3:10/3:15 Learning Activities

 

Friday

Friday is known as Fitness Friday the children have a day that has an emphasis on Fitness and Wellbeing for all.

All staff and children come to school in sports wear.

9:05 - 9:30 SHINE (celebration) assembly - parents of certificate winners will be invited to attend

9:30 - 10:45 Fitness activities (1 group of Y3/4 children go swimming for the morning)

10:45 - 11:00 Break

11:00 - 12:00 Fitness activities

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch Time (including House Cup matches)

1:00 - 3:10/3:15 Learning Activities

2:30 - Afternoon tea with Mrs Shrimpton - one person nominated by their teacher per class

 

 

ATTENDANCE

In order for children's potential to be achieved, regular attendance at school is essential.  Research suggests children who miss school may never catch up on the work they miss.  A child with 90% attendance will have missed the4equivalent of half a day each week. 

It is important for children to feel part of the class routines in the morning and it can be very unsettling for a child to arrive part way through registration, or a lesson or an activity that has already started.  So we ask that all parents and guardians make every effort to ensure their children are at school in good time. 

If your child is unwell please notify the school office as soon as possible on the first morning they are sick. 

 

Time away from school

The law states that parents / carers have a duty to ensure their children received a suitable education and do not have the automatic right to take their children out of school.  From September 2013 the Government  has said schools will not be able to authorise any holiday in term time.  The Local Authority can issue Penalty Notices or institute legal proceedings if parents or carers do not co-operate in ensuring their child's attendance at school.

 

All absences from school must be requested on the appropriate form held in the school office.  This includes absences for medical appointments, including hospital and counselling appointments.  In addition parents / carers will need to bring any letter or documentation detailing the absence to the school office so the school can take a copy.  For example, a letter from the hospital. 

 

The law requires us to regard any absence or lateness for which we do not have a reasonable explanation and evidence where it exists to be recorded as 'unauthorised' holidays. 

Emergency School Closures

During the day

In extreme circumstances (severe weather or failure of the heating system for example) it may be necessary to close the school early.  If this should happen, we will contact parents initially by text via Group Call.  We will follow this up with individual phone calls depending on the nature of the closure.  It is essential that we have contact details for all our families including friends/extended family should parents be unable to come into school. 

 

Before the School Day starts

In the event of severe weather meaning that the school cannot open in the morning, we will send parents a Groupcall text and post a message on our website.  We will also put out a message on local radio.  If parents do not receive a message before 8am then the school is safe to open and children should come in. One of the considerations the school has when making a decision not to open is the safety of staff travelling in from outside the local area and the impact travel difficulties for them may have on the pupil to staff ratio.  We will always do our best to ensure the school is open in the event of weather disruption.  

 

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