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The School Day

How is the school organised?

 

Our school is organised into 14 classes - two classes in each year group.  Each class has an assigned class teacher and we have a team of higher-level teaching assistants, teaching assistants and learning support assistants who work across the school in an effort to ensure 'Success for All'.  

 

To help every child reach their full potential and to ensure the smooth running of our school, the school day is different for each key stage.  We have detailed a typical day for a Reception class, a Key Stage 1 class and a Key Stage 2 class below.

 

What does a typical day look like in a Reception class?

 

08:45 - Children enter school with their parent/carer, being greeted at the door by their class teacher before the register is taken.

09:00 - Busy Fingers: a range of activities designed to improve fine motor skills (i.e. to help with pencil grip and self-care)

09:15 - Maths: a daily lesson following the challenging and fun Mathematics Mastery programme of study

09:35 - Group activities: these may include focused work with the teacher (e.g. a writing activity)

10:00 - Child-initiated learning: children will independently access the indoor and outdoor learning environment, learning through play with the teacher and teaching assistants challenging children's learning and assessing how they behave and work

11:00 - Phonics: a daily session to develop children's word reading skills (i.e. the ability to say the sounds in words)

11:30 - Lunchtime: the children's class teacher and teaching assistants join the children at the start of lunch to encourage healthy eating

12:45 - Carpet session: a daily lesson (e.g. a music lesson, a geography lesson etc.)

13:05 - Child-initiated learning

14:35 - Sharing session and story time: children share their successes during the day (e.g. a child may show something they created on the woodwork bench) followed by a story read by the class teacher

15:10 - Children are dismissed from their classroom door to a parent/carer on their pick-up list

 

What does a typical day look like in a Key Stage 1 class?

 

08:45 - Children enter school, being greeted at the door by their class teacher before the register is taken.

09:00 - Phonics: a daily session to develop children's word reading skills (i.e. the ability to say the words written down)

09:25 - English: a daily lesson focusing on handwriting and writing composition (e.g. retelling familiar stories)

10:20 - Break time: the children in Key Stage 1 have their own playground at the front of the school with play equipment

10:35 - Maths: a daily lesson following the challenging and fun Mathematics Mastery programme of study

11:45 - Lunchtime

12:45 - Guided reading: a daily session where children read with an adult to strengthen comprehension skills (i.e. ability to understand what they've read) 

13:15 - Science or a foundation subject (e.g. Art, Geography or Physical Education)

15:00 - Maths Meeting: a daily session to revise key mathematical concepts (e.g. telling the time)

15:15 - Children are dismissed from their classroom door to a parent/carer on their pick-up list

 

What does a typical day look like in a Key Stage 2 class?

 

08:45 - Children walk up the path by themselves, entering their classroom, being greeted at the door by their class teacher before the register is taken

09:00 - Arithmetic: a daily session to develop children's calculation skills (i.e. the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide numbers quickly)

09:25 - Maths: a daily lesson following the principles of mastery in mathematics, challenging all pupils to deepen their understanding through reasoning and problem solving activities

10:35 - Breaktime: the children in Key Stage 2 have their own playgrounds and a field at the back of the school with play equipment

10:50 - English: a daily lesson focusing on reading comprehension, writing transcription (i.e. handwriting and spelling) and writing composition

12:15 - Drop Everything and Read (D.E.A.R) time: a daily session where children read for pleasure (N.B. children in Year 3 have guided reading)

12:30 - Lunchtime

13:30 - Science or a foundation subject (e.g. Design Technology, History or Spanish)

15:15 - Children are walked down to the front playground with their class teacher and dismissed from there to a parent/carer on their pick-up list

 

Late Collection

 

Children not collected from their classroom (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) or from the playground (Years 3-6) will be taken to the Dining Hall.  A parent/carer should go to the School Office to collect their child.  

 

After-school Clubs and Wraparound Care

 

We have a range of after-school clubs on offer which are organised on a first come, first served basis - the details of our current after-school clubs can be viewed here.  We also have wraparound care for those working parents/carers who are unable to collect their child at 3:15pm - the details of which can be viewed here.    

 


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