Our School Day, playtimes, meals and homework

School Hours

The school times are:

Key Stage 1 (i.e. Owlets and Barn Owls- year R,1,2): 8:50am – 12:00 noon and 1:00pm – 3:05pm

Key Stage 2 (i.e. Snowy Owls and Eagle Owls- year 3,4,5,6): 8:50am – 12:00 noon and 1:00pm – 3:10pm

The school doors are open from 8:40am. The playground is open from 8:30 and teacher is available to look after children.

Find out why many of our pupils arrive at school on a bike…

Playtimes

All children in Foundation Stage, Years 1 and 2 are entitled to a  piece of fruit or vegetable provided by the school each day under the National School Fruit Scheme. Children receive apples, bananas, pears, cherry tomatoes and more as part of this scheme.

Older children in Key Stage 2 may wish to bring an apple, carrot or similar for morning break. We encourage children to eat a healthy balanced diet and so ask that no other snacks or sweets are eaten.

There are drinking fountains available at both ends of the school. Children are also encouraged to bring a labelled bottle of water for the classroom.

There are two playgrounds and a field (for use when it is dry) on which children can play.

School Meals

All children in Foundation Stage, Years 1 and 2 are entitled to and encouraged to have a Universal free School Meal or you may choose for your child to bring a packed lunch from home. For children in Key Stage 2 free meals are available for those in receipt of Income Support or Job Seekers Allowance, otherwise there is a cost of £2:10 for a meal.

We provide a choice of freshly cooked food, on site, each day and work closely with Carillion to ensure that the food offered is of good value and nutritionally balanced. Details current menus can be found under the School Office section of this website.

Packed lunches should be brought in a sealed container clearly marked with the child’s name. Please work with us in promoting healthy choices. No fizzy drinks and sweets.

Homework

Children are expected to work hard and to the best of their ability at school. We hope that parents will actively encourage this.

We have a home/school reading policy and we ask you to regularly support your child in their reading at home. Research shows that reading to your child regularly and listening to him/her read will greatly enhance the skills needed for reading.

From time to time teachers may ask children to finish work at home that was not completed in class. Children may also bring home other tasks which may continue classroom activities including practice in spelling, handwriting and number tables. More formal homework is introduced in years 5 and 6.

The best kind of homework for a primary child is to promote their enthusiasm for learning and good work habits.