Victoria Avenue, Manchester, Lancashire, m45 6DP

01617662852

whitefield@bury.gov.uk

Whitefield Community Primary School

Our School Day

 

School Opens 

The school doors open at 8.45am and close at 3.10pm. Registration is from 8.50am to 8:55am where the children will undertake Early morning work linked to basic skills. Any child arriving after 8.55am is classed as late.

Covid update: We will continue to open the doors promptly at 8.45am and ask that the school community ensures that 2m distance is maintained from other families and children. Adults are kindly requested to wear a face covering, to support and protect other members of our community. This is to reduce the transmission of Covid-19 and ensure the safety of our school community. We thank you in advance for your support with this. 

Morning playtimes

All children from Nursery-Y6 have a morning playtime which lasts for 15 minutes.

Children in Nursery and Reception have a separate playground to children in other year groups, and at their play times, this is used exclusively by EYFS. 

Covid update: We are currently operating playtimes in bubbles, this means that children only play at any time in the school day with children in their bubble. This is to reduce the transmission of Covid-19 and ensure the safety of our school community. 

Lunch

Children in Reception have their lunch at 12:00am and their break ends at 1.10pm, Children Y1 and Y2 have their lunch at 12.15pm and their break ends at 1.10pm. Children in Y3-Y6 begin their break at 12.15pm and their break ends at 1.10pm.

Afternoon playtimes:

An afternoon playtime can be taken in Reception at the discretion of staff.

Children in KS1 have an afternoon playtime which lasts for 15 minutes. 

Covid update: We are currently operating playtimes in bubbles, this means that children only play at any time in the school day with children in their bubble. This is to reduce the transmission of Covid-19 and ensure the safety of our school community. 

Assemblies 

We offer a daily assembly, following the below overview: 

  • Monday (Introduce theme of the week) Headteacher assembly 
  • Tuesday KS2 Assembly 
  • Wednesday KS1 Assembly 
  • Thursday Singing Assembly 
  • Friday Celebration Assembly

Please join us for our CELEBRATION ASSEMBLY every Friday @ 13:45. We will text and invite you on Thursday evenings.

During the Summer term we host class assemblies in celebration of the learning that has taken place throughout the year. 

Covid update: We are currently providing some of our assemblies virtually to ensure our class bubbles are maintained and that our families can share in our work in Celebration Assemblies remotely. Assemblies are either offered in the hall maintaining bubbles are shared in class remotely. 

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 (e.g. You are delayed or another person is collecting your child), please let us know via informing the school office. This avoids any confusion or upset. All messages regarding changes should be sent directly via the main school office on 0161 766 2852.

Covid update: We will continue to open the doors promptly at 8.45am and ask that the school community ensures that 2m distance is maintained from other families and children. Adults are kindly requested to wear a face covering, to support and protect other members of our community. This is to reduce the transmission of Covid-19 and ensure the safety of our school community. We thank you in advance for your support with this. 

Breakfast Club

Offering a quality start to the day. We are proud to be partners with Greggs breakfast; offering the very best in cereals; Porridge and Fresh Fruit Juice, along with many other choices…..  All children are entitled to attend Breakfast Club, which starts at 7:45am. Children will be supervised until they are taken to class at 8.45am. 

For information on how to book a place at Breakfast Club, please contact the main school office on 0161 766 2852. 

Covid update: We are currently operating in bubbles throughout the school day, this means that children only play or work at any time in the school day with children in their bubble. This is to reduce the transmission of Covid-19 and ensure the safety of our school community. 

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 and with careful consideration and respect of the school community.  

Covid update: We will continue to open the doors promptly at 8.45am and ask that the school community ensures that 2m distance is maintained from other families and children. Adults are kindly requested to wear a face covering, to support and protect other members of our community. This is to reduce the transmission of Covid-19 and ensure the safety of our school community. We thank you in advance for your support with this.