How does our school day look?
8.20 - 8.30
School Gates open; parents and pupils wait on the playground
8:30 - 8.45
Your child's Teacher or Teaching Assistant will greet you at the door; this is a time for you to pass on any messages.
Children register and go through the visual timetable and discuss their learning for the day. The register closes at 8.45
08:45 - 10:00 - English
In EYFS this will include work based on the EYFS framework and phonics - song of sounds.
In the other year groups this will include work based on the National Curriculum and spelling/phonics, punctuation and grammar.
Writing will be inspired by immersion in high quality texts; these texts are used a s a stimulus for drama, discussion, debate and the exploration of ideas.
We aim to engender a lifelong love of reading through the use of Author visits, regular opportunities to read for pleasure with reading rewards, and a constantly evolving, engaging and exciting library selection. There will be opportunities for whole class guided reading.
10:00 - 10:30 - Collective Worship
Our collective worship will be Christian in character; an opportunity to promote spiritual, moral and cultural development which may be carried out as a whole school or in class. Each term we will focus on one Christian value and there will be a variety of leaders including staff and clergy.
Friday's collective worship will include a celebration of the children's work and behaviour for learning.
10:30 - 10:45 - Break
All children will be on the playground or playing field together; older children will act as play leaders to ensure everyone is included in a game. There will also be the opportunity for a health snack. The EYFS will have a separate outdoor area and break time to begin with.
10:45 - 12:00 - Maths
In the EYFS this will be based on the EYFS framework. There will be daily oral counting and children will experience numbers through concrete experiences and pictorial representations.
In the other year groups this will include work based on the National Curriculum; 70% of which is around number, calculation and fractions. Children will be taught to master concepts before moving on. There will be lots of problem solving, creative thinking and 'number talks'.
12:00 - 12:45 - Lunch time
Meals will be provided by H3CS. There will be a strong SLT presence and support for reluctant and slow eaters. There will be the same provision outside as at break time with TAs and play leaders.
12:45 - 14:40
Our afternoons are used to teach the remainder of the curriculum. Humanities, art and DT are taught in half-termly 'blocks.' Computing, PE and RE will be taught as discrete subjects and the modern foreign language will be French. At St. Peter's, we have Science Weeks every half term. Children will develop knowledge and skills in a range of contexts and teachers will plan in opportunities to develop core skills such as teamwork, communication and problem solving.
In the EYFS there will be additional opportunities for structured play, show and tell and sharing news.
14:40 - 15:00 - Mind Shift
This is a daily opportunity for children to engage in quality meta-cognition, reflect on their learning, engage in philosophy for children or pay attention to our mental health. We do a range of things in this time such as (but not limited to): chess, yoga, talk assemblies, mindfulness art.
15:00 - Home time
A Teacher or Teaching Assistant will stand at the classroom door to make sure your child reaches you safely.