A typical day at Biscovey Academy

8:50 – 9:00 Registration The register is taken
9:00 – 9:45 Lesson 1 Read Write Inc A whole school approach using the RWInc scheme. Supporting children with their reading and spelling within a group of similar ability.
9:45 – 10:40 Lesson 2 English
10:40 – 11:00 Tuck Playtime All tuck is now eaten indoors. All tuck is encouraged to be healthy. When the weather is ‘good’, all children are expected to go outside for fresh air, a note from the parent/guardian is required if your child is to stay in.
11:00 – 12:00 Lesson 3  Numeracy
12:00 – 12:10 12:10-12:55  Activities Lunch  For example, whole school cross country    Clubs run from 12.30-12.55pm
12:55 – 3:05 Lesson 4 Depending on year groups and rotas, the longer lesson length is ideal for science investigations and project work. ICT time is used throughout the school on a rota basis, as is the indoor hall for PE.
Throughout each term, children study the core subjects of Literacy, Numeracy and Science. Other subjects covered over the year include Geography, History, RE, Art, Design and Technology, ICT, SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspect of Learning), and PE.   Every year group has PPA (Preparation and Assessment time) of one afternoon per week. The teachers are not present in the classroom so these are afternoons are covered by our qualified HLTA’s (Higher Level Teaching Assistants) who plan lessons in discussion with the teachers, then deliver them.   Friday mornings include a swimming session for every class in the school at Polkyth Leisure Centre.   Assemblies are also held on a regular basis, with Monday being the Achievers assembly where we celebrate children’s weekly achievements with work and behaviour. From time to time we have guest speakers in our assemblies. Father Malcolm and Father David are also frequent visitors to the school.   During the year we hold a Science week and an Arts week, both are extremely popular.