The School Day

8:40 Gates & Doors Open Children enter the school and get organised for the day ahead.
8:50 Registration The register is taken
9:00 – 10:30 Session 1
English/Read Write Inc.
Wednesday - Assembly takes place at 9:05am-9:40am
10:30 – 10:50 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.
10:50 – 12:00 Session 2  Typically, classes will use this session for maths.
12:00 – 12:15 Get Active  Each day all children will have the opportunity to get active for 15 minutes through a series of different activities, including cross country, dance or playground activities.
12:15 - 1:00 Lunchtime Children will enjoy time to ear their lunch, as well as time to spend on the playground.  Classes eat and play on a rotation basis.
1:00 – 3:05 Session 3 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 (Planning, Preparation and Assessment time) of one afternoon per week. The teachers are not present in the classroom so during these afternoons the children are taught by our team of qualified HLTA’s (Higher Level Teaching Assistants) who plan lessons in discussion with the teachers, then deliver them.  
Throughout the autumn and spring terms, Friday mornings include a swimming session for every class in the school at Polkyth Leisure Centre.  Classes swim on a rotation basis.
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. 
During the year we hold a Science week and an Arts week, both of which are extremely popular.

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