Our School Day

HHTA-137Our Headteacher, Mrs Horn
School Office is open from: 8:00am to 4:00pm
School doors open: 8:45am
Break: 10:30am– 10:45am
School Morning: 9:00am– 12:05pm
Lunch: 12:05pm– 12:50pm
School Afternoon: 12:50pm– 3:00pm
Assembly: 2:35pm– 2:50pm

Starting the day
Our learners come into school with their parents/carers from 8:45 onwards.
They go directly to their classrooms where their teachers will be ready to welcome them. They begin their learning straight away with reading or a quick independent task.

Break
Our children are able to keep hydrated with water throughout the learning day and access fruit before morning break.
Parents can purchase milk for their children, although children under 5 are able to access free milk. This is organised through the Cool Milk Scheme and forms are available at the office.

Lunch
We provide healthy hot meals and children are able to choose suitable options from the menu. Alternatively children may bring a healthy packed lunch in a suitable labeled container.

Free Meals
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 receive a free hot school lunch. If you receive income support your child may also be entitled to free lunches in Year 3 and 4. Please contact the school office for more information.

Ending the day
The school gate opens at 3pm and parents can meet their children at their classroom door.

Religious Education and Assemblies
Our school has adopted the Dorset Agreed Syllabus for RE and we use this as the basis for our planning so that our provision links with the children’s other curriculum experiences. We promote the spiritual, moral and cultural growth of our pupils and aim to foster a sense of their own identity and worth as an individual through exploring their beliefs in relation to those of others.

Assemblies take place regularly and we enjoy singing together as a whole school or as key stages. Sometimes we welcome visitors to lead our assemblies and we always celebrate special events and festivals. Children are able to celebrate their own success in a ‘Well Done Assembly’ on Friday. Our children lead their class assemblies when parents and carers are invited to hear about our learning in the classroom.

Parents may withdraw their child from Religious Education and assemblies although both are on an enquiry into the religious dimensions of life rather than being reflective on any particular faith position.