Opening and Closing Times
Our school day officially starts at 8.50am and finishes at 3.15pm. There is at least one member of staff on the school gates to welcome the children into school at 8:40am. The children are then greeted by a member of staff as they come into their classroom to start some early morning activities with their friends.
Our assemblies are at 9.00am on Monday and at 10.15am Tuesday - Friday.
On Monday, we have a whole school assembly with Ms Adams, she likes to set us up with a thought for the week which is based around British Values. During this assembly, we also look at our attendance - which class will Gertie Goat visit this week? At this time, we choose some ICU/Goat tokens from the pot which we receive for showing our school values and positive behaviours throughout the previous week.
On Tuesday, we sing our hearts out with Mrs Jones and Ms Adams.
On Wednesday, we have another whole school assembly with Mrs de Roeck and there’s often a lesson about our school values, team work, friendship or working together. These assemblies might also focus on a special religious festival happening that week, or special days such as Commonwealth Day.
On Thursday, we have key stage assemblies, class assemblies or visitors in school. These are led by different teachers and children from across the school.
On Friday, we end the week with our 'Celebration Assembly' where we find out who has achieved ‘Pupil of the Week’ and of course our infamous dancing owl always makes an appearance! During this assembly, we might also give out some presentation awards for children who have tried hard with their handwriting in all of their books. In addition, if anyone has received a certificate from outside of school, e.g. swimming we also celebrate this. Sometimes this can be a very busy assembly but we think that it is important to celebrate everyone’s achievements.
Children have a morning break from 10.30am to 10.45am. In addition to the adults who are outside, we have play leaders from Pygmy class who help everyone to have a happy playtime and play a variety of games.
Billy class have their lunchtime at 12.00 -1.05. Angora and Alpine have their lunch from 12.05 – 1.05 and Kinder, Cashmere and Pygmy have their lunchbreak from 12.15 -1.15. We have a wide variety of school dinner options available to our children and they are provided with a menu to take home, as well as using the menu on display in the dinner hall. You can find a link to the menu under the parent tab - catering. We also have a ‘serve yourself’ salad bar which is available every day. We think it is very important for the children to eat together and to learn excellent table manners - a skill for the future! The younger children have a playtime after their lunch and the older children have 15 minutes before they eat and 15 minutes afterwards.
End of the school day
The school day finishes at 3.15 for all classes. The children are collected from the classroom doors that lead into the playground. If the children are attending any of the after school clubs on offer, they will be taken to the adult running these clubs. Additionally, if they are attending the after school club in the community centre, the children enjoy a book with a friend (or an adult) in our library area until they are collected.