>> THE SCHOOL DAY
Children should arrive at school ready to be registered for 8:45 am. Gates open to the school grounds at 8.30am to allow children to come and settle before the day begins. The school day ends at 3:15 pm, children are collected from their class teacher in their classrooms.
The total number of school hours per week is 32.5 hours. The school day may vary for some Nursery children.
Mini Griffins Entrance
Year 1 Classroom Doors
(Peter Pan area)
3MR Classroom Door
4AB Classroom Door
We have daily assemblies that take place either in the hall collectively (whole school, KS1 and KS2) or in the classrooms with their class teacher.
On a Monday we have our First News assembly which covers topical information in the news that week. The children are given an opportunity to discuss the currently topical information and have open dialogue expressing their viewpoints. These assemblies also incorporate British Values, elements of safeguarding and Democracy.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we complete online safety lessons based around our platform National Online Safety. These lessons are carefully mapped out on a long-term plan which can be found on our online safety page – this aligns with the ‘Education for a Connected World’ document with a monthly theme and children participate in open discussions.
On Wednesdays, we have whole school singing assembly led by our Head of Music, Matthew White, in the hall. We learn songs with key themes (currently linked with this year’s Trust theme of ‘Family’) and have opportunities to rehearse songs for our Proud Traditions such as The Big Sing and our Spring Recital.
On Friday, we have our celebration assemblies which take place in our Great Hall and involve the children walking the red carpet. During this assembly we celebrate the presentation of certificates including awards for showing Griffin Learning Behaviours (our values awards); showing enthusiasm and effort with reading (reading awards); having a positive attitude to learning (Dojo points awards); and for joining legibly and being awarded a pen licence. We love to celebrate any successes that our children have received outside of school: children are given the opportunity to come to the front of the hall to proudly discuss things such as swimming or sporting achievements. These red-carpet assemblies are eagerly anticipated by students, staff and our families, who are invited to attend.
Our Wraparound Provisions are available for Park Lane Children which run from Monday to Friday. We have a breakfast club and an after-school club: breakfast club operates from 7:45 – 8:30 am and after school club operates from 3:15 – 5:45 pm.