Structure of the Day

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8:30am – 8:50am 
Early Years children are welcomed into class where they play and meet with their teachers and friends. Parents are welcome in the classroom to settle their child before leaving. Our waving window is an important place for saying ‘Goodbye”.  Years 1 & 2 teachers also encourage parents to visit the classroom and settle their children before registration.

8:50am - 9:00am
Registration, sharing news and talking about the day ahead.

 

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9am 
Assembly – Our assemblies are varied. Each week, we share an assembly with the Prep school, have our own Pre-Prep ‘celebration’ assembly, visit the school chapel for a special service and attend the family Cathedral assembly on a Friday to which parents are invited each week.

9:30am - 10:15am 
Classroom activities. Children may be learning in/outside, working directly with an adult or independently involved in ‘child-led’ activities.

10:15am
Snack time. We provide a healthy daily snack and drink (for example fresh fruit, homemade flapjack, dried fruit, vegetable sticks and hummus, biscuits)

10:30am
Morning play.  The Nursery play in the Ladybirds garden, sometimes joined by older children from the Prep school. The Reception children join the rest of the school at the 'Bark Park’. Once a week, we have 'upstairs play' when the whole Pre-Prep have an opportunity to play in the Nursery garden.

11am
Classroom activities as before.

 

 

12 midday
Lunch in the Undercroft. All our children have a hot, homemade lunch with pudding and fresh fruit every day. Staff are on duty to help with good choices and reinforcing table manners.

12:40pm – 1:20pm 
Outdoor play, either in the garden or at the Bark Park.

1:25pm Rest/Reading time 
It is a very busy school day. We feel it is important for our youngest children to have some ’space’ in their day. During this time they are given a blanket and pillow in a place where they are free to relax, snooze if necessary, or contemplate their day so far.  Gentle, classical music is played to calm them.  The older children have some quiet reading time with our staff.

2pm
Afternoon registration and input for the afternoon activities.

Afternoon activities for the Ladybird class include art & craft, gardening and nature activities, role-play, outdoor play, music, drama, IT, French, walks.

3pm/3.15pm 
Storytime/Class story or novel

3:30pm
Home time
 

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