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School Day

School begins at 8.45 am and ends at 3.15 pm every day.

Nursery and Reception

Nursery children attend for up to 6 two and half hour sessions each week. Children attend from:

Morning session: 9.00 – 11.30 am
Afternoon session: 12.45 – 3.15 pm
Reception children attend from 9.00 am to 3.15 pm

In the first 15 minutes of each session, staff are available to meet and greet each child and their parent/carer.

In the Early Years Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception) children learn through focused adult-led activities and play. They will spend an equal amount of time learning outside as well as inside the classroom.

Years 1 to 6

The school day may vary according to your child’s age and events in school; this is a typical day for a child in Years 1 to 6.

The day begins with registration. Music may be playing as children enter the classroom to set mood or tone. The teacher will introduce the programme for or ‘shape’ of the day. The learning will be organised in sessions, which may focus on a particular area of learning such as literacy or may be cross-curricular such as history and art. The teacher will make sure that all children understand each activity and during the day will discuss the key areas to be learned and what might be achieved.

During the school day, children will usually attend an assembly or a whole school singing session. After a 15-minute playtime, they will move onto a new area of learning, sometimes in the same group, sometimes with a new group of children. They usually learn alongside children of the same age range, but we also encourage cross age activities, as we know children learn so much from each other.

We have an agreed achievement policy at Brindishe Schools. Please ask for a copy at the school office.