School Day

Classrooms are open at 8.40 am each morning. Children enter the classroom and can do a variety of morning activities such as reading, drawing or practising their writing. If your child comes to school on a bike it can be pushed through the playground and parked in the bike-shed. Please note that the school cannot accept responsibility for bikes left on school premises.

Mornings

Children have Literacy and Numeracy lessons each day. A typical morning might go as follows:

8.50 - 9.00 - Daily fitness
9.00 - 9.15 - Jolly Phonics
9.15 - 10.15 - Literacy
10.15 - 10.30 - Assembly
10.30 - 10.45 - Fruit (provided by school) and Milk or Water
10.45 - 11.00 - Playtime
11.00 - 12.00 - Numeracy

Lunchtime

12 noon – 1pm

School meals are now funded. We receive freshly prepared meals from Stalham Academy who use only local, good quality produce. Packed lunches can be ordered instead of a hot meal. Vegetarian options are available and if your child has other special dietary requirements please let Mrs Kimber/Mrs Cole know. Please make sure that your child knows what their lunch arrangements are to avoid any confusion.  

Children may bring a packed lunch from home. Please mark the container with your child’s name. All drinks should be in a leak proof bottle. Glass bottles are unacceptable for safety reasons. Please leave your child’s lunch in the rack in the foyer of the school hall. There are no facilities to keep your child’s lunch chilled, so please provide ice packs as necessary.      

The school is committed to encouraging a healthy lifestyle and we do ask parents to encourage their child to eat well and one way is to ensure their lunchboxes contain a healthy balance. In line with the packed lunches provided by Stalham Academy we ask parents not to include any crisps or chocolate bars. No sweets are allowed in School.

Lunchtime is an hour long, giving the children plenty of time to eat and play.

Maths-Whizz Lunchtime Club - This is a lunchtime club held on Tuesdays. Places have been allocated to a number of specific children in Squirrels and Foxes class who have limited use of a computer at home.

Afternoons

Afternoon school begins at 1.00 pm.

In the afternoons children do Topic work. Within this time the children will study History, Geography, Art, Design and Technology, Music, PE, RE and Science as part of a theme. Your child will need a PE kit 2 days a week. Each class has a notice board which details which days they do PE.

School finishes at 3.00 pm   (Gates will open for parents to wait in the playground at 2.45 pm)

After-School Clubs

The following clubs are available for the children.

Football Club                                                  Monday 3pm-4pm

This is open to 20 children each half term in Foxes & Squirrels class and runs for six weeks. There are still spaces available, to register your child into the club please see Mrs Cole or Mrs Mixer. This club is FREE.

When you arrive to collect your child from an after-school club, please use the iron gates that lead into the school playground rather than the through the Main Office reception area. Thank you.