Our School Day

The School Day

Early Years Foundation Stage

Foundation 1 (Nursery): 3 – 4 years old

F1A (15 hours per week)

Morning sessions: 8.30am – 11.30am

Afternoon sessions: 12.30pm – 3.30pm

· Registration as the children enter the setting

· Free flow activities with access to snack table

· Circle time with phonics, maths, ICT, physical development focus

· Focus activities such as music, PE, visiting the school library and nature walks

· Free flow opportunities with Adult Led activities for children to access e.g. fruit printing, obstacle courses, etc. with continuing access to snack

· Tidy up time

· Story/Singing

· Home time back in corners with plenary of the day

F1 (30 hours per week)

8.55am – 2.55pm

· Registration as the children enter the setting

· Free flow activities with access to snack table

· Circle time with phonics, maths, ICT, physical development focus

· Free flow opportunities with Adult Led activities for children to access e.g. fruit printing, obstacle courses, etc. with continuing access to snack

· Tidy up time

· Lunch time in the dining hall followed by a quiet time (with an option to nap if needed)

· Outdoor play

· Circle time with an introduction to the afternoon activities

· Focus activities such as music, PE, visiting the school library and nature walks.

· Snack time

· Free flow opportunities with Adult Led activities and continuing activities

· Tidy up time

· Story/Singing

· Home time back in corners with plenary of the day

 

Foundation 2 (Reception): 4 – 5 years old

The School day begins at 8.55am and ends at 3.00pm for all children in Foundation 2. Children arrive on the back playground from 8.45am and when the whistle blows at 8.55 am the children line up, in classes. The Teacher and Teaching Assistant walk the children into class and the day starts at 9.00am. Children are dismissed from the same place on the back playground, between 3.05 – 3.10pm. The following timetable is broadly as follows: (N.B. times of sessions will vary throughout the year in response to children’s needs e.g. Writing sessions may be extended when the children are ‘ready to write’.

Through the day, the children will take part in adult led activities, child initiated play and supported play.

* Phonics

* Free flow

* Mathematics

* Handwriting

* Music, ICT, Library, Circle times, PSED, Thinking Skills, Assemblies

* Story time

Key Stage 1

In Years 1 and 2 children arrive on the back playground from 8.45am and when the whistle blows at 8.55 am the children line up, in classes. The Teacher and Teaching Assistant walk the children into class and the day starts with registration at 9.00am. Children are dismissed from the back playground between 3.05 – 3.10pm.

Year 1: 5 – 6 years old

Throughout the day the children will take part in adult led activities and adult initiated play in The following timetable is broadly as follows:

* Mental Maths

* English Skills

* Phonics

* Mathematics LUNCHTIME

* Guided Reading

* Topic (RE, Humanities, science)

* PE, Computing, Music

Year 2: 6 – 7 years old

The children are taught in ability or mixed ability groups within a whole class, either teacher led, adult supported or independently. The approach is more formal as children can concentrate for longer periods of time. The following timetable is broadly as follows:

* English Skills

* Phonics

* Mathematics LUNCHTIME

* Guided Reading

* Topic (RE, Humanities, science)

* PE, Computing, Music

Morning Playtimes: Early Years Foundation Stage children enjoy free flow periods during their sessions in school and child initiated play which means that designated ‘playtimes’ are not timetabled for F1and F2 children. Years 1 and 2 have a 15 minute designated playtime in the mornings.

Lunchtimes: All children in main school all day (F2, Y1, Y2) are entitled to a free, hot school meal as per the Universal Infant Free School Meal (UIFSM) initiative introduced by the Government from September 2014. Foundation 1 children do not qualify although if they subscribe to the Wraparound Care that includes the lunch period from 11.30am – 12.30pm then these children can access a free hot school lunch as part of the offer. Lunchtime is from 11.45am to 1.00pm.

Assembly times: Whole School Assemblies take place on Mondays and Fridays at 10.15 am

Year Group assemblies happen at other times during the week. Assemblies may focus on any one or more of our 6 Values: Virtue, Aspiration, Loyalty, Unity, Empathy and Self-Respect through a story and discussion or celebrate special days in history or specific religions e.g. Guy Fawkes day, Remembrance day, Diwali, St. George’s day.

Sunflower Club: The school offers a club facility to all children from 8.00 – 9.00am and again from 3.00 – 4.00pm, bookable through Parent Mail.