SCHOOL DAY – Reception – Year 6

The school doors open at 8.40 am. when the staff are expected to be in their classrooms preparing for the school day.  Children who have arrived should come into their classroom as soon as the doors are opened.  We must point out that we cannot accept responsibility for children who arrive earlier.

Registration                 :           8.50 am.

Lunch time                  :           Infants   –   11.45 am. – 1.00 pm.    Juniors   –   12.05 pm. – 1.00 pm.

School will finish at 3 .10 pm.,  Infant children will leave class at 2.58 pm. to collect their coats and will leave school at the bell.  At 3.10 pm. after the bell, the Junior children will stop work, put their chairs up, say their prayers before leaving for home.

THE EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE CURRICULUM

The foundation stage follows the standards and principles set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile 2014. We aim to ensure that children learn and develop well, and are kept healthy and safe. We promote teaching and learning, through adult led and child initiated play, to ensure children’s school readiness and to give them the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.

YEAR 1 – YEAR 6 CURRICULUM

  • There is a daily English and Maths lesson in every class.
  • In line with the Bishop’s recommendation, 10% of the curriculum is devoted to the teaching of Religious Education.
  • The majority of the learning takes place through themed cross-curricular topics, covering objectives from the National Curriculum.
  • Other cross-curricular issues such as road safety, e-safety, citizenship and working with the police, firework safety; water, gas and electricity safety, dealing with strangers and health education are drawn out of the cross-curricular topics and themes where appropriate and through Fitness Fortnight
  • The school uses the SSELP calculation policy: Addition Subtraction Multiplication Division

Please visit the class pages to find out more about the curriculum for each year.

 

 

PUPIL HOURS

Reception and Key Stage 1

Years 1 and 2

Key Stage 2

Years 3,4,5 and 6

Teaching time

21hrs 15mins

23hrs 40 mins

Collective Acts of Worship

1hr 15 mins

1hr  45 mins

Registration

0hr 25 mins

0hr  25 min

Total:

22hrs 55 mins

25hrs 50mins

 

HOMEWORK POLICY

Children should be encouraged to take books home to read,  either for paired reading practice or just for their parents to read to them.   Parents and their children may also borrow books from the library for pleasure or knowledge.  The school library is open to all parents on Wednesdays from 8.30a.m. – 9.00a.m.

Nursery and Reception children may also borrow books from the Nursery.

  • Children should be encouraged to concentrate on learning to spell words they use in conjunction the words set out in the National Curriculum.  Links can be found below.
  • Children should be encouraged to learn and practice multiplication and division tables and the metric system at home.
  • From time to time the class teacher may ask the children to collect data from home for their topic work i.e. surveys.
  • Parents are encouraged to ask what themes or topics the class teachers are covering this term or half term.
  • Parents may, if they wish, develop the themes at home by visiting their local libraries and borrowing books to compliment the teacher’s work.