Our school day has lots of learning in it but it has some other bits too!
Breaktime - School Milk & Healthy Snack
There is a strong emphasis in the Early Years Foundation Stage on purposeful play, both indoors and outdoors. The children have regular access to the outside areas and will have their playtimes in the front playground areas. They join the rest of the school on the playing fields in the summer terms.
At morning break children are offered a carton of milk and a healthy snack. A healthy snack is provided for each child every day. Snacks vary each day and include apples, pears, satsumas, carrots, tomatoes and bananas.
Children under the age of 5 years are entitled to free school milk. Your child will be offered this during fruit and milk time in school.
Once your child reaches their 5th birthday, they can still have milk during the school day but it needs to be paid for, in advance, by the parent/carer. Those children who qualify for free school meals can claim free school milk; please speak to the school office once your child is 5 years of age.
If you wish for your child to continue to have milk after their 5th birthday, School Milk Services will automatically send you a booking form to return to them direct. DO NOT hand this form into the school. If you have any questions or queries, please telephone School Milk Services on 01934 510950 before 3.30pm, Monday-Friday.
We ask that you provide a NAMED water bottle for your child so they can have a drink of water throughout the day.
Lunchtime takes place in the hall. It is a busy time within school so your children are accompanied by the class teachers for the first few weeks, until they are settled. Children can choose to have a hot school dinner, which needs to be booked in advance, or if they prefer, they can bring a packed lunch from home.
We will help your child to choose their hot school meal and cut up any food they have difficulty with. If they continually eat very little we will let you know.
If they choose to bring a packed lunch, we will not throw away any contents of their lunchboxes, so that, at the end of the day you will know what your child has eaten.
Click on the link below to visit our 'Positive Play & Lunchtime Pages'. This explains everything from playtime activities to free school meals.
Other Bits in The Day
We hold assemblies, whole school, key stage and singing, on each day of the week. EYFS children will have time to settle into school before participating in these.
We will listen to your child read within school, through guided reading. However, our input will be mainly in the teaching of reading skills. You can help your child by spending 5-10 minutes daily sharing their book with them. Your child will not receive a new book every day. We are teaching the children the skills they need to start and continue the reading process and so it is important that they have the opportunity to practice these skills. Your child’s book and reading record needs to be brought into school every day in their book bag.
Accidents & Illness when in school
Physical accidents are dealt with by a first aider. If your child has a bump to the head your child will receive a bumped head sticker and slip. We will contact you via text or phone call if necessary. Toilet accidents happen, don’t be worried; we will use spare underwear and P.E kit for your child. If your child is poorly at school we will telephone home and ask for a parent to collect them.
End of the day
Once your child has settled and is in school full time (week 3) the school day finishes at 3.15pm. Children are handed over to parents or guardians one at time by their teacher. It is important that we know if somebody else will be collecting your child from school. Please inform your child’s class teacher in the morning. If arrangements change during the day, please call the school office to make us aware.