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The School Day

The start of the day

School opens for Early Birds at 8.00am. The gates open to all pupils at 8.45am to give families and children a chance to chat to each other and staff before the bell is rung at 8.50am.  All children are expected to be outside their classroom doors to be greeted by their teacher by 8:50am.

The morning

Early Work begins at 8.50am ensuring all children are ready for their first session or lesson ay 9.00am.  The register is taken at 9:00am.  At 10:20am there is a break where the children come together to play outside.  The children enjoy a wide range of toys and equipment and can use our wonderful field all year round by having their wellington boots in school.  This also gives time for drinks and snacks before learning continues up to lunchtime.  Snacks are provided free for Early Years and Key Stage One.  Key Stage 2 pupils may provide their own fresh fruit or vegetables.  The children supply their own sports top, transparent water bottles which can be refilled in class throughout the day.  Milk can be ordered through the school office.


All of our children enjoy a hot or cold lunch made on site and sit together in places of their choice to enjoy social interaction over a delicious meal at 12.00pm.  The Junior class join the younger children at 12.15pm.  Children are encouraged to try new foods and eat with their cutlery correctly.  They pour water for each other and often enjoy a second helping of the food on offer.  Children who show super manners or appreciation of the food with a clean plate, may be chosen to sit on our special table the next day.  Once the children have eaten, they enjoy our outside space once again until the bell is rung at 1.15pm.

The afternoon

Lessons continue including a break to complete our daily mile until 2.50pm when we come together for an assembly before either going home or to a club at 3.15pm.  The assemblies link to our school values, Jigsaw themes or celebrate learning, achievements and birthdays.  All members of our community are welcome to join our Friday Celebration Assembly at 2:45pm.

The end of the day

At the end of the day, the gate is opened again and parents and carers collect their children from the classroom door.  This offers a lovely opportunity for teachers and parents to make contact if needed and for children to share their learning in their classroom if they would like to.  Children staying longer for clubs or wrap around care are taken to the lead adult.

After school clubs continue until 4.15pm.

Our Night Owls wrap around care ends at 5.15pm.