Arrival at school
Between 8.40am and 9.00am:
We request that parents do not come into school at the start of the day unless there is an urgent need to talk to a member of staff
On entry, children are encouraged to hang their coats and PE kit bags on their peg in the cloakroom. If they have a lunchbox, it should be placed on the designated trolley in the hall (Robins and Puffins) or in the cloakroom (Kingfishers and Eagles).
Once in the classroom, the children place their book bag in their relevant group drawer and the contents of their book bags into the relevant boxes. Reply slips and envelopes containing money should be put in the red drop-box outside the school office.
Please ensure that any items brought from home such as lunch boxes, water bottles and book bags are clearly labelled with the child's name and class.
All children will be issued with a contact book which parents and the class teacher can use for communication between home and school.
When children have sorted out their bags and/or homework books they will join in with an activity decided by their teacher until registration.
Departure from School
After 3.10pm and before 3.30pm
School can be an intense experience for a child (especially for younger children) and can leave them very tired. We strongly encourage parents to enforce a consistent night time routine and an early bedtime which provides a good night's rest.
We consider it important for children to eat healthily and therefore only allow fruit and vegetables (preferably fresh) to be eaten at break times. Children in Reception, Years 1 and 2 are given free fresh fruit just before morning playtime. At this time they also have a drink of water or milk. Milk is ordered by parents directly through 'Cool Milk'. It is free for children under the age of five and older children receiving or who are entitled to free school meals may also be entitled to free milk. For children over the age of five, it can be ordered but payment is required. Please apply online at http://www.coolmilk.comor ask for an application from at the school office.
During summer months, it is particularly important to provide children with a sun hat and sun cream that must be applied before arrival at school.
After children have been assessed in reading we will send home a reading or picture book a least twice a week. We ask parents to hear them read or tell a story from the pictures and make a comment in their reading record book.