Beginning the Day in Great Form
Between 08.30 and 08.55 students are greeted on entry to School by a senior member of staff and the Head. They shake hands and learn to make eye contact and offer a firm, confident handshake when they say good morning.
Arriving at Class, Organised and Ready
Students make their way to their classroom where they meet with their class teachers. Homework is handed in and homework diaries are checked and there is time to organise themselves for the day ahead.
Class registration is at 8.55 a.m. by which time all students are expected to be present in the classroom. The roll is called and all unexplained absences are entered. Parents and carers are asked to telephone the School Office if their child is to be absent and an absence note is required on return.
On Monday morning, Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 attend a Virtues and Singing Assembly. On Thursday morning, Years 3 to 6 attend their Virtues and Singing Assembly. These are held in the Red Room. The virtue is a weekly focus across the school. On Friday afternoon a Celebration Assembly is held from 14.30 in the Nursery. Student of the Week Certificates are presented as well as regular Class Assembly items.
Lessons and Playtimes
Morning lessons start at 09.05, continuing until the morning break at 10.35. Lessons resume at 10.55 until lunch at 12.35. Lunchtime lasts for one hour. A packed lunch is eaten in the classroom supervised by school staff. Lunchtime is a good time to talk over the events of the day and share conversation. Following lunch, students enjoy supervised play in the playground. Afternoon lessons recommence at 13.25
The End of the Day
Class finishes at 15.15pm for the Reception class and 15.30pm for the rest of the School. Students are dismissed from the front door at 15.30 where they shake hands with their teacher and then are then passed over to the adult nominated to collect them.
After School Homework and Care Programme
Aftercare is available from 15.30 to 18.00 p.m. Aftercare staff provide a wholesome snack and a myriad of games and activities for younger children, Older children are able to finish their homework. If it is warm, children can play outside. Home time is strictly18.00
Clubs and Extension Studies
These activities take place from 15.45 to 16.45 p.m.