Our School Day and Collective Worship

Daily Routines

Breakfast Club

St Mary’s runs a Breakfast Club from 8.00 – 9.00 am every school day. Entry is through the back gate.

The playground is open from 8.45 am. Before the start of the school day parents and children should enter the site through the playground gate and wait in the playground.

There are also early morning clubs running every day eg Hockey and Choir.

The main playground is supervised from 8.45 to 9.00 by the site manager and Breakfast Club staff, however all children up to Year 4 who have not been at Breakfast Club must be accompanied by an adult until 9.00.

Children should only be allowed into the building before 9.00 am in an emergency or for valid reasons. Each class has a lunch box monitor to bring packed lunches into the hall at the start of the day – individual children should not come into school early to do this.

Children are not allowed to play football before school as it is a hazard for families waiting in the playground. Also, scooters should not be ridden in the playground.

F2 and F1 children enter using the gate from the main playground, through the Foundation Stage outdoor area.

Year 1, 2, 3 and 4 children enter their classrooms directly from the playground. Year 5 and Year 6 children come upstairs to access their classrooms.

School Hours

Foundation Stage

9.00 Start of morning session

12.00 End of morning session

12.15 Start of afternoon session

3.15 End of afternoon session

Key Stage 1

9.00 School starts

10.45  – 11.00  Playtime (Tuesday/ Thursday 11.00)

12.15 Lunchtime

1.10  Start of afternoon session

2.30 – 2.40 Playtime: Mon—Thurs

3.15 Home time

Key Stage 2

9.00 School starts

11.15 – 11.30  Playtime

12.15 Lunchtime

1.10  Start of afternoon session

3.15 Home time

Children arriving after 9.05 are late.

At the end of the day

  • At the end of the day all children from F1 up to Year 3 must be collected from classrooms.
  • Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 children are dismissed from their classroom.

Any children not collected by 3.25 should be taken/sent to the office to be supervised by admin staff. When the children are collected, the responsible adult will be asked to supply a reason for the late collection of their child and to sign the ‘Late Collected’ book.

Collective Worship

There is an act of Collective Worship (assembly) every day.Fruit of the Spirit Assemblies follow the termly theme.

Monday – Church Assembly 1.10 for KS1 and KS2

Tuesday – Singing Assembly 1.10 for KS2 and 2.45 for KS1

Wednesday – Church Assembly 11.00 for EYs; Key Stage assembly for KS1 – 11.00, and KS2 – 1.10.

Thursday – Head’s Assembly KS1 and 2 1.10

Friday – Golden Achievement Assembly 2.45 (whole school and parents)

Every class also has a daily prayer time, where children have the opportunity to reflect and pray about the day.

We have a Church Service on the last Thursday of each half term at 9.15 in St Mary’s. Everyone is welcome!

Our Collective Worship is planned around our 6 school Christian Values. Here is our Collective Worship Policy 16

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