I will find it difficult to drop off/pick up from school at the expected time, what can I do?

We offer a both a morning club which runs from 8:00 am and after-school club which runs from 3.30-6:00 pm on the school premises. Please see the section on our website for further details on the school extended care and details of other providers.


 

What if my child is late for school?

Classes enter school at 8.45am. The school gate will be locked once the children have gone into school. If you arrive after this time, then please take your child to the school office. Our friendly office staff will take your child to the classroom.


 

What about your after-school clubs?

In addition to Stay and Play, we offer a range of after-school clubs for children in Y1-4. Currently our provision includes: Football, Multi skills, Drama, Art.


 

What should I do if my child is ill?

  • Please contact the school office as soon as possible to advise us of your child’s illness and likely return to school date.
  • There is a list of common ailments and the recommended action on the school website.
  • Please see our Administering Medication Policy on the school website.

 

What if my child becomes ill at school?

  • If we are concerned about your child’s health, we will always telephone you to discuss our concerns.
  • We have a number of staff with First Aid training who is qualified to provide the first aid required if an injury occurs.
  • Minor injuries are dealt with quickly but with care.
  • We will always call you if the injury is more serious than perhaps a grazed knee.

 

What does a typical school day look like?

8.40am
The Foundation Stage children are brought into the classroom by their parents until the children have settled into school.
Y1-4 Whistle blown – children line up, staff come into the playground to meet the children and parents. Parents give any quick messages to staff
Second whistle blown- staff lead children into school.

8.45 am
Register and first morning session

9.00 am
Register closes
Assembly

10..30-10.45 am
Morning break

10.45-12.00
Second morning session

12-1pm
Lunch Break

1pm
Afternoon session

2.30-2.45pm
Reception and KS1 playtime

3.15pm
Home time


 

What happens at lunchtime?

  • The Foundation Stage children are taken into lunch first of all.
  • Children sit at long tables on benches.
  • School dinner children line up to collect their lunch from the serving hatch.
  • Water is readily available for all children to drink.
  • In fine weather, the packed lunch children are able to eat their lunch outdoors.
  • Staff are available to provide any help with cutting food and opening packets.
  • When the children have eaten their lunch, they play outside in the school playground.

 

What happens at playtime?

  • We are fortunate to be able to offer a range of play options at playtime to meet the differing needs of all our children. There are rotas for the use of climbing frame, football, netball games.
  • The Quiet Area is a space to sit quietly. In fine weather, boxes of books are available in this space.
  • We use the field and woods whenever possible- weather conditions permitting. Children have adventures in the woods, play in the pagoda and use the front field. Children do not access the back field during break times.
  • At lunchtime break children have an option of using a range of Huff and Puff equipment. Huff and Puff equipments includes, small balls, bats, hoops, balancing toys all designed to make the children huff and puff through active play.
  • We occasionally have ‘playtime crazes’ when we encourage as many children as possible to have a go at the same activity, for example skipping, clapping games, hopscotch.
  • The whistle blows at the end of break. Children stand still on the first whistle and walk into their class line on the second whistle ready to go back into school.

 

My child cries each morning as I leave. What should I do?

Try not to worry. It is not unusual for children to cry at separation points. Talk to your child’s class teacher. It might be that your child very quickly stops crying once you have left. Together you will be able to decide on the best way to support your child.


 

My child tells me that they have no one to play with. What can I do?

  • First of all, try not to worry. Children often say they have not played with anybody all playtime when in reality they were on their own for just a minute or two.
  • Talk to your child’s class teacher. We are a small close knit school, so if a child does not have anyone to play with, then it is likely that the staff will already be aware and taking action. Staff are skilled in encouraging children to play together and it usually does not take long for children to make friends. However, please remember that children sometimes prefer to have a quieter playtime on their own.
  • If you are worried that your child has not made any friends, then in addition to talking to the class teacher, try inviting a child home to play. This often does the trick and firm friendships can be made.

 

I think my child is being bullied. What should I do?

Talk to your child’s class teacher as soon as possible. Please refer to the school’sAnti Bullying Policy on the school website for detailed information.


 

How do you ensure good behaviour in school?

Our main approach is to catch the children being good. Praising positive behaviour is an incredibly effective way of establishing good behaviour. Please refer to the school’s behaviour policy on the school website for detailed information.


 

What should I do if I am worried about something?

  • Talk to your child’s class teacher as soon as possible. Usually, any worries you may have about your child can be sorted out satisfactorily with the class teacher. Small worries can quickly grow- so it really is most useful to raise any concerns as soon as possible.
  • The class teachers are the best people to talk to as they work closely with you.