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You may request that your Year 6 child walks home independently. You must complete a consent form in the main office before this can be approved.
Morning Teaching Sessions
Phonics and reading lessons start promptly after registration so it is vital that children are on time. Lesson timings vary from class to class but are generally based around literacy and numeracy.
Maths lessons are taught through the White Rose mastery approach. In Maths lessons, the youngest of our children will be developing confidence and fluency with whole numbers, counting and place value as well as shapes and measures. As children progress, work will include the four number operations as well developing the ability to solve a range of problems.
English lessons include aspects of speaking, listening, reading and writing, as well as the teaching of specific skills such as spelling, handwriting, punctuation and grammar. Writing is taught through the Talk for Writing approach.
Early reading is taught through the Read, Write Inc Phonics programme, together with a range of activities and experiences aimed at developing understanding and nurturing a love of books and reading. As pupils progress in their decoding skills, there is more emphasis on independent language comprehension and analysis of different writing styles.
Members of staff, including trained first aiders, supervise play times in the morning and at dinnertime. There is always plenty for the children to do at break time.
They have access to a variety of playground equipment, can use the adventure trail and climbing equipment, play tag on the playground or field, or just still quietly on the benches or in the playhouses with their friends.
There are adult-led, organised activities to promote physical fitness, sports skills and teamwork during dinnertimes for Years 4-6 and we have ‘Daily Mile’ markings on our playground for Reception-Year 3.
Afternoon Teaching Sessions
In the afternoons, lessons will generally be science and wider curriculum subjects, such as history, geography, and art. These topics are based on the objectives of our broad and balanced curriculum, include a wide range of subjects, and are designed to suit the needs and interests of the children.
Sometimes particular subjects or themes are taught in a block over several sessions, e.g. Safer Internet Day and Science Week. Other subjects taught in afternoons sessions include PE, PSHE, and Religious Education. For more information, please visit our Curriculum pages.
We have weekly Phase Assemblies, during which the children learn about special events, festivals and celebrations from a range of faiths and cultures. Other assemblies include our Celebration Assembly which takes place every Friday to celebrate achievement and attendance. ‘Reflection Times’ take place daily, either in class or during assemblies.
At the end of the day, the children will be brought out by class teachers to meet parents and carers. We always ensure that children are met by a parent or known adult and take any uncollected children back into school for safety.
If you are going to be late, do contact us as soon as you can. If someone different to the normal routine is collecting your child, please inform the school office as we are unable to release children to an adult for whom we do not have collection permission.
For September 2024, we will be following the latest Government guidance and working towards delivering a school week of 32.5 hours for all year groups. The 32.5 hour minimum expectation includes the time from the official start of the school day (morning registration) to the official end of the compulsory school day (hometime collection). The 32.5 minimum includes breaks and lunchtimes as well as teaching time. It does not include after school clubs or wrap around provision.