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Robert

Arkenstall

Primary School

Pursue Possibilities

Love Learning

The School Day and Year

To help you ensure your child gets the best start to their day the following timetable outlines our regular routine. We are a ‘no bells’ school so staff guide children on the routines of each day, which they quickly become familiar with. Children who arrive promptly come in to class and will have morning work to help them settle and establish a good start to each day’s learning opportunities.

 

Timings of the School Day

School site open from                    8.40am

School doors open from               8.50am

Register open                                   9.00 – 9.10am

Lessons                                                 9:10 – 10:40am

Morning Break                              10:40 – 11:00am

Assembly (Mon-Thurs)             11:00 – 11:20am                (Fri) 2:40 – 3:00pm

Lessons                (KS1)                  11:20 – 12:15pm               (KS2) 11:20 – 12:20pm

Lunch (KS1)                                     12:15 – 1:15pm                  (KS2) 12:20 – 1:15pm

Afternoon Register open         1.15pm

Lessons KS1                                       1:15 – 3:15pm                   Break 2:15 – 2:30pm

Lessons KS2                                       1:15 – 3:20pm

 

Attendance and Punctuality

In Key Stage One the children are encouraged to become more independent and responsible for their own belongings.  A Teacher welcomes the children to school in the morning at the entrance door and the children are encouraged to say goodbye to their parents and carers and come into school themselves.  The Teacher is able to take messages back to Class Teachers and we also have experienced Teaching Assistants who offer support and reassurance to our less confident children. We ask that all children in Key Stage One are supervised by a parent or carer before the doors open at 8.50am.

KS2 Children are supervised on the school site from the opening of the gate at 8:40am, by a duty teacher and then by their class teacher once the soft start, morning work doors are open at 8:50am. The Register is taken promptly at 9:00am and a pupil will be marked late while registers open if they arrive after 9:00am or late after register closed if after 9:10am.

Registers are marked promptly for both morning and afternoon sessions. Unauthorised absences are absences for which no parental explanation was offered, or the explanation did not satisfy the relevant criteria.

Late to collect

Occasionally parents are a few minutes late to collect children due to unforeseen circumstances like traffic delays etc. Do always ring ahead to let us know you will be late,  if you can, but don't worry,  we will keep children who are waiting for an adult at reception or in the library with adult supervision.  The same would apply if we have to cancel an afterschool club but you are unable to make alternative arrangements in the time available.

This does not affect our duty of care to inform social care if a child is not collected and we cannot contact a known adult within the permitted period of time of 45 minutes accordign to our protocol for children not collected from school.

Autumn Term.

School Council Elections

Year 6 Buddies paired with Reception children starting school

Early Years Curriculum meeting for parents

Harvest Festival and the distribution of gifts to the local elderly community

Remembrance Day assembly

National Charity Days: BBC Children in Need

Key Stage 1 Christmas Nativity Production

Early Years Christmas Assembly

Foras Christmas Disco

Spring Term

Visit from the Molly Men

Governor and Staff shared event

Early Years Mother’s Day event

World Book Day

National Charity Days: Comic Relief

Summer Term

Year 6 Residential Trip

Key Stage 2 Production led by Year 6

Early Years Father’s Day event

New intake visit school

Early Years Staff visit pre-schools

Leavers Assembly

Leavers BBQ and Disco