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A Typical School Day including Collective Worship

The school day begins at 8.50 am, when the doors are opened and the children are welcomed into their classrooms.  All children must be in school by 9.00 am, when the bell rings and registration takes place.  Many parents find this morning time valuable to talk to other parents and their child’s class teacher, in addition to looking at their child’s classroom door for any notices along with curriculum and lunch information.

 

Reception Morning:

Reception children begin with a whole-class input at 9:00. After this, the children are invited to access the continuous provision whilst teachers and teaching assistants complete objective-led provisions and lead children through play. The children tidy at 11:10 (approximately) and gather for a final whole-class input before lunchtime.

 

Key Stage One (Year 1 & 2) Morning:

The morning consists of two sessions.  The first begins at 9.00 am and ends at 10.45 am.  This is followed by a 15 minute playtime, after which the children can have a drink, a piece of fruit and listen to a story.  By 11.15 am they are ready for their second session.

 

Lunchtime:

Lunchtime begins at 11.50 am for Reception and two Year One classes, followed by the other two Year One classes and Year Two at 12.35 pm. Lunchtime ends for all children at 1.10pm.

 

Reception Afternoon:

The register is taken and is followed by a whole-class input. After this, the children are invited to access the continuous provision whilst teachers and teaching assistants complete objective-led provisions and lead children through play. The children tidy at 2.20pm (approximately) and gather for a final whole-class input before collecting their things for home time.

 

Key Stage One (Year 1&2) Afternoon:

The register is taken and is followed by the first of the afternoon activities.  The children have a 10 minute discretionary 'Learning Break' at 1:45 where some classes choose to complete the 'daily mile' and come back into the classroom for their final learning session.  The bell is rung at 3.00 pm. Parents/carers greet their children outside the classroom.

 

Collective worship:

Assemblies are held daily in the hall at  9.10 am. As part of our Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural provision, Jigsaw lessons are taught within classes as these form part of the Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE). The Jigsaw programme is used as a vehicle to teach these skills. 

 

Collective worship by one of the local religious leaders takes place once a week.  This is a time for the children to learn about different faiths, as well as learning new songs and listening to religious stories.

 

Termly, each class presents an assembly to their parents.  This is an opportunity for the children to demonstrate the knowledge and skills they have learned, develop their confidence when performing and talking in front of an audience as well as sharing their achievements.


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