The School Day

What do we do?
 
The school day begins at 8:40am when we open our gates and children can enter the classroom. Parents can drop children off from this time. We start the day with a Thinking Skills activity which is designed to wake up the brain before the register is taken at 8:50. 
 
In the morning we have two active sessions in between lessons to help with focus and concentration. Children all take part in  a T.E.A.M activity (Ten Extra Active Minutes) which is a guided yoga, dance or Daily Mile session at 10:00 and a break time at 11:00 to ensure that they stay active throughout the day. Active children are not only healthier, but also can concentrate more and their academic performance increases.
 
At lunchtime we have PlayPod equipment, which the children use to stay active and engage in creative play. They can dress up, build dens, act out role play and generally have fun!
 
The School day ends at 3:10pm. Children are collected from the classroom door on the playground. 

Medicines and Illness

If your child is unwell, please keep them at home until they are fully recovered. It is fairly common for reception children to catch lots of new bugs until they build up their resistance to new germs. If your child becomes ill during the school day, we will contact you to collect them. Please do so promptly.

If your child has the following illnesses, they are not permitted in school until the quarantine period is over. This differs for each illness so please check. Generally it is about 7 days.

  • Conjunctivitis
  • Impetigo
  • Chicken pox, measles, German measles, shingles etc.

If your child is sick or has diarrhoea they must not return to school for a full 48 hours after the last bout of illness otherwise they will infect the whole class and their teacher. This means that if your child is sick in the night, they cannot return for the following two days. Ideally, they should return after they have managed to hold down food for 24 hours too.

Should your child need to take a prescribed medication during the school day you will need to complete a form giving the school permission to do so. The medication must be in date, bearing the original doctor’s sticker, with the dosage clearly shown. Other non-prescription medication will be authorised by the Headteacher on an individual case basis.