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The School Day

We offer Breakfast club from 7.30am each day. See here for more information

School start and finish times

Years Start Finish
Foxes and Squirrels 9:00 am 3:00 pm
Bumblebees 9:00 am 3:00 pm
Year 1 and Year 2 8:35 am 3:05 pm
Years 3 – 6 8:35 am 3:10 pm
The School Day

Drop off and pick up

Years School Entrance School Exit To and collect from
Foxes and Squirrels Barrington Close Barrington Close Outside classroom near Barrington Gate
Bumblebees Gate nearest the car park near the outdoor sports enclosure (MUGA). Gate nearest the car park near the outdoor sports enclosure (MUGA) Through gate onto small playground and queue by the Nursery door
Reception

Years 1 – 3

Barrington Close Barrington Close Classroom door
As before, children will be released from their classroom door at the end of the day
Years 4 – 6 MUGA MUGA MUGA/Main Playground
Teachers will be in the MUGA at drop off and pick up times.

Please use the external gate by the car park at the front of the school

At drop off, if you are entering through Barrington Gate, please send your child to the MUGA to meet their teacher. At end of the day, you can pick up your child from the main playground when their class leaves to go to the MUGA.

As usual, if you have a child in Year 5 and 6 who you wish to walk home alone, slips will be given out to parents to complete in September to grant permission for this.

Cut through

We shall open the gate nearest the school kitchen for parents leaving the school at drop off and pick up times to avoid having to use the external public footpath to get to the school reception or to go home in the direction of the school’s front entrance off Liden Drive. This not to be used as an exit gate.

Face Masks

As the government has advised wearing a face mask is a personal choice. If parents wish to wear them on site then please do. There will no longer be a requirement to wear them in the school reception or for any meetings that take place in school. All staff will be given the same choice.

School Office reception

There will be no restrictions on the number of parents entering the school office reception area. Please be mindful that it is a small space and can become easily crowded.

Bubbles

We shall not be operating Bubbles from September. Bubbles will only be used for a temporary period if there is a significant Covid outbreak. In this case, as before, advice will be taken from Public Health England.

Self-isolation and Positive Covid Cases

Schools will no longer be responsible for contact tracing and closing whole bubbles. This is to be done by NHS test and trace service. They will work with a positive case to identify close contacts. Specifically:

  • Contacts from a school setting will only be traced by NHS Test and Trace where the positive case specifically identifies the individual as being a close contact.
  • From 16 August 2021, children under the age of 18 years old will no longer be required to self-isolate if they are contacted by NHS Test and Trace as a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case.
  • Instead, children will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace, informed they have been in close contact with a positive case and advised to take a PCR test. We would encourage all individuals to take a PCR test if advised to do so.

PE Days

Children are to continue to wear their PE kit to school when they have PE. This has worked really well and has meant that the children have longer sessions. As part of the new school uniform policy, children need to wear the following:

  • Plain white T-shirt (or shirt with school logo)
  • Plain blue/black shorts, track suit bottoms.
  • School hoodie or a school jumper.
  • Black daps (indoor PE for younger children) or plain trainers
7:30am Breakfast Club opens
8:55 am Registration

To ensure school starts promptly if you arrive after the doors have been shut at 8:55am please bring your child to the office to sign them in.

9:00 am Morning lessons in reading, English, Maths and phonics (Reception and KS1) and spelling (KS2)

The morning is punctuated by 20 minute break when the children can play outside

12:00 pm Lunch in our school hall. We run two sittings with opportunities for playtime either before or after eating.
1:00 pm Afternoon lessons include weekly PE, science and French. We ‘block’ our curriculum so will do a few weeks of subjects such as history, geography, religious education, PSHE, music, computing, art, design and technology
3:00/3:10 pm End of school day. After school clubs start

Signing children in and out during the school day

Parents should come to the office if children are brought late to school or picked up early (e.g. for unavoidable appointments, such as ballet exams or hospital appointments). The office will then sign the children in or out so our fire records are up to date.

Parents in school (entry to school site and signing in)

If you visit school between the hours of 8.55 am and 3.00 pm, please enter via the main gates and come to the school office.

Travel to and from school

We encourage walking to school as a healthy option where possible. If families are driving, we ask that parents and carers to do so with consideration for the local residents and also those families that walk, cycle and scoot to school.

Parking

Our school car park is for staff use only.

Road Safety

Please be aware that YOU are responsible for the safety of the children in your care coming on to and off the school site. If your child is allowed to walk, scoot or ride a bike to and / or from school unaccompanied please ensure you have completed a permission slip. We would encourage families to walk the route with their child to familiarise them with crossings and areas where they need to be particularly careful on their journey

Assemblies and Collective Worship

As a school in Britain, we are required by law to have a daily act of worship/thought for the day. We have a collective worship policy for parents to see if they want to find out more and parents are always welcome to come and see an assembly if they wish; please ask at the office.

Assemblies are planned over the course of each term and will follow broad themes such as ‘People who help us’, ‘British Values’, Inventors, International Festivals and Celebrations. Over the course of the week our assemblies will include:

Singing Practice

The whole school sings/learns a song together!

Celebration Assembly

Our celebration assembly for the whole school take place on Friday. House Points are added up and the Team of the Week is identified. Children who have been spotted as showing their gems will get a certificate in assembly.

Bringing Things In From Home

Toys – We do not allow toys in school other than for Golden Time or ‘Show and Tell’ in the Infants. If toys are brought in for these purposes they should be kept in your child’s tray and are your child’s responsibility. (Please ensure they are not precious as we cannot guarantee they may not get damaged or lost).

Phones – It is suggested that having a mobile phone is something that is left for secondary school. If your child travels to school independently and you feel they need to have a phone of their own, then it must be switched off during the school day and kept in the school office. Phones may not be used during the day (including taking photographs) without the express permission of their teacher.