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The School Day

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Our School Day begins….

The school grounds are open from 8.35am for parents and children to arrive. The children may enter the school building between 8:40am and 8:50am to start their morning learning activity. The teaching day starts at 8:50am, when the class register is taken.

Children who arrive late, after 8:50am, will need to go to the school office, with their parent, to sign in.

Assembly

Assemblies take place daily. Current law requires all state-funded schools to hold daily acts of ‘Collective Worship’, ‘mainly of a broadly Christian character’. At Wisborough Green, these will include elements drawn from a number of different faiths, moral teaching based on our seven values, singing, celebrations of achievements and assemblies with a PSHCE focus.

Each Friday, during our whole-school celebration assembly, the grand total for Team Points is announced along with the winner of the cake in the weekly PTA Cake Raffle.

In the Spring Term, the children invite their parents to see their Class Assembly; a sharing of excellent learning experiences!

Playtime

The children have opportunities for free play during the school day. Our morning break is at 10.00am for Key Stage One (Years 1 and 2) and 10.40am for Key Stage Two (Years 3 to 6). The children have another break at lunchtime and KS1 have an afternoon break if needed.

Children in Reception and KS1 are provided with a free piece of fruit or vegetable through the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme (SFVS). Children in KS2 are encouraged to bring their own healthy snack from home.

We have excellent play facilities and beautiful grounds for the children to explore including a tyre park and trim trail. Our Positive Play Leaders organise games for the children to play, using a range of equipment provided.

Lunch

Lunchtime is organised into staggered sittings from 11:55am to 12.35pm. The children eat their lunch in the School Hall, supervised by our team of Midday Meals Supervisors. Many of our children eat a hot lunch provided by Chartwells. Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will be entitled to a free hot lunch. Please ask at the School Office for information about how to book a hot lunch for your child.

Children have an hour to eat their lunch and play outside. Our dedicated Play Leader facilitates a range of different activities designed to encourage active play, teamwork and co-operation.

Our School Day finishes at 3.15 pm

Children leave their class in time for 3.15 pm collection. The children collect their belongings, leaving their classroom and cloakroom tidy, and then leave the building with their teacher. We encourage children to remember their own belongings in order to develop independence and responsibility.

The school gates are opened just before then so that parents can collect their children from the playground. Parents need to inform the School Office (by email or telephone) before 2:30pm if someone else is collecting their child.

Children in Years 5 and 6 may walk to and from school by themselves with parental permission. Please contact the School Office via email if this is the case.

To make sure that we keep everyone safe at the beginning and end of the school day and that everyone is accounted for, please ensure that any children in your care do not use the play equipment - including the tyres and trim trail - at this time. Many thanks for your support and cooperation.

After School Clubs

With excellent extra-curricular provision at Wisborough Green Primary School, children of all ages may participate in a variety of clubs ranging from sports to art and from singing to drama! Clubs usually start at 3.15pm and finish at 4.15pm. Some clubs may take place before school and usually start at 8:00am.

Children may choose which club they would like to attend. There are often waiting lists as all clubs are very popular. Some of our clubs may be provided by school staff. These will be free of charge, although resources, such as cooking ingredients, may need to be purchased. We also arrange a wide variety of extra-curricular activities through external providers, who will charge a nominal amount. Places for these clubs will be booked and paid for directly through the club providers.

Please note that clubs do not take place during the first and last week of each term and at the start of the new academic year.

Appointments

If parents need to discuss any issues with a member of staff, an appointment may be made via the School Office to see them straight after school or for a telephone appointment, if possible. Urgent messages may be left at the School Office and will be dealt with as soon as possible. For more information, refer to our Complaints Procedure, which is listed within the Policy Section.

parking and one way system

During term time, a voluntary one-way system is in place to ease congestion around the school. This is in place when entering School Road from the pond entrance off the A272 between the times of: 8.30am—9.15am and 3.00pm—3.45pm.

We ask that parents and carers park legally and drive carefully, paying respect to residents and other road users at all times. Parking is available at the Village Hall and outside The Three Crowns. Please consider walking to school wherever possible.

The school car park is for staff and invited visitors only.

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