Children can enter school in the morning from 8:45am and our learning begins at 8:55am with registration and assembly.
Before school procedure:
Children will enter the building through the doors as listed below. Senior members of staff will be positioned at two key areas outside, ready to take your morning messages, should you have any. Messages will be passed onto teachers once all children are safely within the building.
|YR||Through front door (no change)|
|Y1||Through classroom back doors|
|Y2||Through classroom doors (no change)|
|Y3||Through KS2 entrance (between Y4 classrooms)|
|Y4||Through KS2 entrance|
|Y5||Through KS2 entrance|
|Y6||All through 6L classroom|
When new to the school we provide each child with a free clear plastic water bottle. This is because we understand and value the role water and hydration plays in learning. If the water bottle becomes lost or damaged, a new one can be purchased from the school office.
Learning takes place throughout the morning and a flexible playtime is taken at an appropriate break in the learning.
Every day children learn to write and practice writing; learn to read and apply reading skills; practice mental number skills; learn mathematical concepts and apply them to problem solving.
Literacy skills are developed using foundation subjects as the content of learning to enable smarter use of time.
Lunchtime is staggered for each year group to enable better access of our learning environments and play spaces. The learning doesn’t stop; our play volunteers help with equipment, clubs and activities as do our play mentors. There are plenty of exciting things to do during this break.
Hot lunches are provided at a charge to KS2 pupils, and preordered meals are provided to all KS1 pupils re the Government Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) scheme, by our kitchen or pupils can bring their own packed lunch. Older children independently choose to dine in our restaurant or in our outside environments.
During our afternoon learning pupils’ all-round skills are continued to be developed through subjects that develop the self and an understanding of the wider world.
After school procedure:
Staff working in classrooms in the afternoon will accompany children out to meet their parents/carers. Children will be lined up and passed over to a known adult unless they have written permission to walk home by themselves (children in Y4-6 only).
If you would like your child to do so, please complete the ParentPay form, which is now available (19/01/2023), giving permission for each child by 8am on Monday 23rd January. If you wish to give permission at a later date, please email the main school office.
If a different person to normal is picking your child up, please could you ring the school office and inform them of the name of the person. Teachers will then be notified of this before the end of the day.
We welcome conversations with teachers at the end of the day, should you need to do so, but please be aware that you may need to wait until all the children have been dismissed before you do so.
Children will need to be collected at the following times and from the following areas. Please note the change in pick up time for children in YR-Y3. This is to help with congestion and allow parents to collect children from various year groups.
|Year Group||Time||Dismissed from|
|YR||3.15pm||KS1 playground (no change)|
|Y1||3.15pm||Back classroom doors|
|Y2||3.15pm||Shared area outside classrooms|
|Y3||3.15pm||On running track under canopy|
|Y4||3.20pm||Between Y4 Classrooms|
|Y6||3.20pm||From 6L doors|
When the school day ends, after school clubs run on a volunteer basis by school staff, or outside partners begin.
At home pupils are expected to undertake out of school learning tasks as set by the class teacher. We appreciate parental support in helping and supervising homework tasks.
There are a number of after school clubs at our school click here for more information.
Before and after school care is provided by the Alphabet Club. This is independently run but takes place on school premises.
Edwards & Blake offer a breakfast service in the school dining hall from 8:30am for any pupil. There is no need to book and all pupils pay £1 on the door to the catering company on days that they access the service.