Whitefield Community

Primary School

Our School Day

 

The school doors open at 8.40am and finishes at 3.10pm. Registration is from 8.50am to 8:55am where the children will undertake Early morning work.

Morning playtimes

All children from Nursery-Y6 have a morning playtime at 10.30am which lasts for 15 minutes. Children in Nursery and Recpetion have a separate playground to children in Y1-Y6.

Lunch

Children in Reception have their lunch at 12:00am and their break ends at 1.15pm, Children Y1 and Y2 have their lunch at 12.15pm and their break ends at 1.15pm. Children in Y3-Y6 begin their break at 12.15pm and their break ends at 1.15pm.

Afternoon playtimes: An afternoon playtime can be taken in Reception and Key Stage 1 at the discretion of staff.

Accelerated Learning Groups

To really enhance our maths we introduced the ALGs(Accelerated Learning Groups)  to enhance children’s learning. The results have been outstanding. This allows pupils to work as part of a smaller group in order to increase confidence and fluency in mathematics. The maths lesson is continued in the same way.

Assemblies 

Please join us for our CELEBRATION ASSEMBLY every Friday @ 9.10m. We will text and invite you on Thursday evenings.

The CLASS ASSEMBLIES are Wednesday morning @ 9:15am The children will also have a daily assembly @ 10:15am

Drop-off and collection

At the beginning and end of the school day, parents are encouraged into the playground. This helps to build up a close relationship between home and school – we want to have good links with all parents. If normal arrangements have to be altered (eg you are delayed or another person is collecting your child), please let us know. This avoids any confusion or upset.

Breakfast Club

Offering a quality start to the day. The children can access the ICT room; undertake a gym session; do art and craft activities or do their homework. We are proud to be partners with Greggs  breakfast; offering the very best in  cereals; Porridge and Fresh Fruit Juice….. All this will be provided for £1; yes £1.  All children are entitled to attend Breakfast Club, which starts at 7:450am. Children will be supervised until they are taken to class at 8.45am

Getting to school

To get to and from school, walking is definitely the best option! There are lots of benefits: it’s healthier than travelling by car, it improves the safety of pedestrians and road-users, and it respects nearby residents and parking regulations. Alternatively, we have bike-racks. If you do need to travel by car, please park wisely.