In the morning we operate a 'Drop and Go' system which is run by a member of staff, Mrs Carol Little, together with a rota of volunteer parents. This came about through the work of one of our governors and a working party from the local community and has helped to significantly improve the movement of cars and the safety of pedestrians in the school car park. Parents can drop children off and they will be escorted safely into school by our volunteers.
Children can start to arrive from 8.45 a.m. when they will be able to go straight into class as the teachers will have set up activities to ensure a productive start to the school day. As the playground is unsupervised, please do not leave children unaccompanied before this time. The classroom doors and side gates are closed at 9.00 a.m. so parents arriving after this time are asked to come in through the main entrance and complete the Late Book.
We have some exciting large outdoor apparatus which is available to children during playtime as it is supervised by school staff. Children are not allowed to play on the outdoor apparatus before and after school unless supervised by school staff. We also have Huff and Puff equipment. These are boxes of play equipment such as stilts and skipping ropes which are available to use during breaktimes.
9.00 a.m. School starts/Registration
10.25 to 10.40 Worship (except Mondays when we have Golden Worship at 3.00 p.m.
10.40 to 11.00 a.m. Morning Break
12.00 to 1.00 p.m. Lunchtime
3.30 p.m. School Day ends
Free fruit and veg. is available to all children in EYFS and KS1 and this is distributed at breaktime and often during the day as well if we have some spare. We also provide milk for all children under 5.
We have two sittings at lunchtime. Children who have ordered hot school meals will be in the first sitting from 12.00 to 12.30 after which they will go outside to play. The second sitting will have their playtime first and will sit down to eat their lunch at 12.30 p.m.
We have a large bicycle shed which is opened at 8.40 a.m. for bikes and scooters to be left. Children should get off and push their bicycles and scooters once they come through the school gates as it can be dangerous at the beginning and end of the day when there are lots of people around.
As the playing fields and grassed areas tend to be rather muddy for much of the year we encourage children to keep a named pair of indoor shoes/slippers to wear in the classroom in order to protect the carpets.
We have an act of collective worship daily for the whole school. On Monday at 3.00 p.m. this will take the form of our 'Golden Worship' to which parents are invited. This is an opportunity for the children to share some of the work they have been doing in school and also to celebrate their achievements through the awarding of certificates and trophies from activities both in and out of school. At the end of each term we award Haine & Smith trophies to children in Key Stage 2 who have shown particular skill and effort in their sporting endeavours as well as trophies in recognition of our 6Rs. We also have a class attendance trophy.