Learning Perseverance Manners
We provide a rich broad and balanced curriculum, designed to meet the needs of all our learners. A love of learning is promoted thorough ambitious learning with inspirational opportunities with a particular focus on outdoor enquiry.
Starting the day
School staff meet the children at the school gate.
Children who attend breakfast club, held in our school hall, may come in to school from 7.30am onwards, then join their class at the normal school start time.
The children go straight to their classrooms and immediately begin their learning.
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.
We provide healthy meals and children are able to choose suitable options from the menu. Drinking water and milk are available with hot meals.
Alternatively children may bring a healthy packed lunch in a suitable labelled container.
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 receive a free 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
School staff say goodbye to the children at the school gate, as parents are ready to greet their children.
After school club is available until 4pm or 5pm Monday to Thursday and 4pm on Friday.
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.
During class and school assembly time, we focus on on learning, perseverance and manners.
We enjoy singing together. 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 based on an enquiry into the religious dimensions of life rather than being reflective on any particular faith position.