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Timings of the School Day

Timings of the School Day

08.45  Gates open, children are welcome on the playground.

09.00 Start of the school day, registers taken.

10.45 Morning playtime to 11.00

12.00 Lunch break

13.00 Start of afternoon session, registers taken.

14.05 Afternoon playtime to 1420

15.30  End of the school day.

 

Foundation 1 (Nursery) operates Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from January to July. 

Daily routines for children in Foundation Class

 

Our start and end of day routines for Foundation Children are designed to bridge the gap between nursery / child care settings and the routines that all children follow from Year 1 (age 5-6) and above in our school. 

Parents and carers who are unable to walk their children to school are asked to use the Muskham Rural Community Centre or Muskham Ferry car parks.  Please observe the yellow road markings which ensure the safety of all children and be considerate of our neighbours. 

0845
Our main school gate on Nelson Lane is opened – this is only entrance for all pupils.  Children in Foundation Class are taken by their adult to the Foundation Classroom where they are greeted by the Foundation Team.  By the end of a child’s time in the Foundation Stage, we hope all children will be confident and independent – that they will say goodbye at the door, go into the classroom on their own, place their own book bag in their basket, hang up their own coat, and get themselves ready for the start of the day. 

At the start of a child’s time in Foundation Class, some children will already be able to do this.  Some will not.  This is OK! We ask parents and carers to work towards this clear goal of independence and welcome you into the classroom to support your own child in developing these skills and routines.  Staff will help you if your child “tries tactics to stop you leaving”, and will support any child who is struggling if their adult is unable to assist for any reason. 

0900
The day begins, the classroom doors are closed and parents and carers are expected to be leaving the site.  Our gate is locked shortly after 0900.  Parents and carers who wish to call at the school office are able to do so, however must leave by the front door after 0900.

1530
The Nelson Lane gate is opened for parents at approximately 1520.  At the end of the school day, children are dismissed directly to family members from the classroom door.  We expect children to apply the age-appropriate skill of recognising the adult collecting them and staff will dismiss children to adults one by one, checking their knowledge of who the collecting adult is.  Where it is necessary for you to send an “unknown” adult to collect, you should inform the school office in person and establish a password to be given for the safe handover of your child.  The school will only accept a password from the child’s parent. 

We have close working relationships with various local childcare providers and employ a safe hand-over system between school staff and childcare workers.  We ensure that any important day-to-day information, especially minor injury and head-bump notes, are passed directly to childcare workers and not simply left in book bags. 

 

Daily routines for children in Classes 1 to 6

 

Parents and carers who are unable to walk their children to school are asked to use the Muskham Rural Community Centre or Muskham Ferry car parks.  Please observe the yellow road markings which ensure the safety of all children and be considerate of our neighbours. 

0845
Our main school gate on Nelson Lane is opened – this is only entrance for all pupils.  Children may be dropped at the gate or brought onto the playground by their adult, where children are free to find their friends and play before the bell sounds.  For safety, a member of school staff will always be on duty at the entry / exit gate, and a member of staff on duty supervising the playground.  Children place their bags in their class’s lining-up position before playing.  Scooters and bikes may be left at the bike rack but must be walked when inside the gate as they are not allowed to be ridden anywhere within the school site (we like to protect adult’s toes, legs and toddlers!). 

0858
The day begins in school at 0900, so our bell for lining-up to enter school sounds a few minutes before.  Children in Classes 1 to 6 are expected to be fully independent in entering school, organising their belongings and starting the day successfully.  Our gate is locked shortly after 0900.  Parents and carers who wish to call at the school office are able to do so, however must leave by the front door after 0900. 

1530
The Nelson Lane gate is opened for parents at approximately 1520.  At the end of the school day, children in Class 1 are dismissed directly to family members from the classroom door and children in Class 2 are dismissed directly to family members from the edge of the playground.  We expect children to apply the age-appropriate skill of recognising the adult collecting them and staff will dismiss children to adults one by one, checking their knowledge of who the collecting adult is. 

Children in Classes 3 to 6 are dismissed from their classrooms and are expected to independently locate their collecting adult on the playground.  Pupils of this age are also able to leave the site unsupervised if they have the permission of their parent.  Pupils who are given this responsibility are expected to also take responsibility for knowing which days this arrangement stands.  They are not the responsibility of school staff once they have left the site. 

Where it is necessary for any parent to send an “unknown” adult to collect, you should inform the school office in person and establish a password to be given for the safe handover of your child.  The school will only accept a password from the child’s parent. 

We have close working relationships with various local childcare providers and employ a safe hand-over system between school staff and childcare workers.  We ensure that any important day-to-day information, especially minor injury and head-bump notes, are passed directly to childcare workers and not simply left in book bags.  


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