On this page you will find useful information regarding daily school routines and procedures.
The school day begins at 8:45 when children are invited to come in and complete 'Early Work'. A bell will sound to signal the start of the session and after 10 minutes a further bell will indicate that it is time for the register to be taken.
The school day ends at 3:35pm
Our lunch break runs from 12:00 - 1:10 for key stage 1 pupils and12:05 - 1:10 for key stage 2 pupils
School uniform consists of a white or navy blue polo shirt (or cotton sleeved shirt), grey or black trousers/skirt and navy sweatshirt or cardigan. Items of school uniform with the logo embroidered on them can be ordered from the school office but children may wear uniform without the logo.
PE kit consists of navy shorts and a plain white T shirt without sports logos. A pair of plimsolls is useful for indoor PE but worn depending on the activity. In cold weather and for outdoor PE children may wear black or navy jogging trousers without logos, a white T shirt and black or navy sweatshirt. Trainers can be worn for outdoor PE.
Children are given a reading and homework diary at the beginning of the year. Children are expected to read, practise spellings and multiplication tables for short periods of time on a regular basis. This can be recorded with a tick in the homework diary which the teacher will check. In key stage 1 children are also encouraged to take part in a topic based thematic piece of homework which might involve 'creating' a model or a presentation. An exhibition is held at the end of term when these pieces are celebrated and evaluated.
Children are encouraged to select texts from our 'Recommended Reading' list, also found in the diary. This list provides breadth and variety and introduces the children to a broad range of contemporary and classical texts. Children are rewarded with a bookmark, stickers, prizes and badges to acknowledge their resilience and enjoyment of text. These texts are read in addition to the child's levelled reading book.
Children are rewarded with Golden Time every week for maintaining good standards of behaviour. Our behaviour policy is based on a positive and restorative method. Golden Time activities are exciting and take place for half an hour during the last session of the week. If a child has lost golden time this will be monitored by the deputy headteacher.
Children earn badges for participating in enrichment activities and for going the extra mile. The children value these highly and strive to achieve the full range.
We use a phonics scheme called Read, Write Inc across the school to teach phonics, reading and spelling. We hold regular meetings for parents so that children can be supported at home with this strategy.