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Our School Day

Start of the Day

Currently the start of our day is staggered to allow for children to arrive in smaller groups.

Oak and Beech Class children with no siblings in Willow Class: 8.20am

Oak and Beech Class children with siblings in Willow Class: 8.25am

Willow Class children: 8.30am

The Daily 'Dash and Chat'

Once the register has been taken, the whole school prepares for our 'Dash and Chat' session. Depending on the weather, we ALL take part in some form of exercise and conversation. This may be a 'dash and chat' around the school field or a 'hike and chat' up Levin Down, or a 'wake, shake and chat' session in the hall or playground. We believe this start to the school day, is vital for everybody's physical and mental wellbeing, and ensures that we are 'ready to teach & learn'.

Lessons

The longer morning is divided into focused learning sessions of Maths, English, Phonics and Spellings, PSHCE, French and Music.  The lessons are taught in 4 classes, except for Phonics and Spellings, which are taught in smaller groupings, according to a child's need and stage of development. The shorter afternoon focuses on the broader curriculum and is taught in three classes. The children have two  P.E. lessons a week as a class.  The children in Key Stage 2 will have a weekly swimming lesson during the Autumn  Term. 

Worship

As a Church School, daily Worship is an important aspect of our day. We come together to worship, sing, pray, celebrate and learn, in a variety of groupings. We have a weekly focus, reading and hymn, which is shared on our newsletter. 

Lunch

Lunchtime is an hour long, giving children time to calmly eat their lunch in our school hall and then go outside to play.  Children either have a hot lunch provided by an external provider or may bring a packed lunch to school.

Play Time 

There is a daily morning play for 15 minutes, starting at 10.00am ( Beech and Oak) 10. 20 am (Willow). Children play on the school playground or field during their morning and lunch playtimes.  We try and get outside whatever the weather, but if it is raining heavily, the children are supervised while they play indoors. During indoor play, children are supervised in either their classroom or hall, and for a proportion of the time will take part in a physical activity, led by the adult on duty and our Playground Pals.

End of the Day

Currently the end of our day is staggered to allow for children to depart in smaller groups.

Oak and Beech Class children with no siblings in Willow Class: 2.35 pm

Oak and Beech Class children with siblings in Willow Class: 2.40 pm

Willow Class children: 2.45 pm