Timings for the school day

Reception 8.45a.m – 11.45am 1.00p.m – 3.10 p.m
Key Stage One 8.45a.m – 12.00 noon 1.10p.m – 3.10 p.m
Key Stage Two 8.45a.m – 12.15 noon 1.15p.m – 3.20 p.m

Parents should aim for their children to arrive in the playground no more than ten minutes before the start of the day, children are let into school from 8.45 a.m.

Each day an assembly will be held for all children (except Nursery). There is a morning break lasting 15 minutes at 10:45am. Teachers provide supervision for the pupils, children in Key Stage Two may bring a healthy snack (e.g. fruit, etc.) and milk is provided every day for those who would like it, at a small charge.

There are mains-fed water dispensers in both Key Stages One and Two. All children are encouraged to bring a named plastic bottle to refill with water from the dispensers.

Lunch time arrangements

At lunch time, parents may choose for their children to remain in school for a lunch, to bring sandwiches or go home for lunch. The meals are cooked in our own kitchen, there is a choice of main course and dessert and the meal provides the nutritional standards required. Meal requirements should be made known to the school by enclosing the correct amount (cheques payable to Wolverhampton City Council) in a sealed envelope, with your child’s name, class and meal requirements clearly written on the front of the envelope and bringing this to school each Monday morning. Free school meals are available to all children in Reception and Key Stage 1 (Years 1 & 2) as part of the universal infant free school meal offer (UIFSM) and to children in Key Stage 2 (Years 3 – 6) depending on your financial circumstances. Please call into the school office for more information or go to http://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/education_learning/schools/catering/.

Children bringing a packed lunch should not bring drinks in glass containers or nuts as we have some pupils who have nut allergies.

Those children going home for lunch should not return until 1.10pm for those in Key Stage Two and 12.55 pm for those in Key Stage One. During this time, lunchtime supervisors are on duty to help the children with their lunch and to see to their safety and wellbeing.

Children should be collected at 3.10 pm (Reception and Key Stage One) or 3.20 pm (Key Stage Two) from the school playgrounds.

The Nursery Day

Nursery times 8.45am – 11.45 am Morning session

Early Years Curriculum (nursery and reception)

  • The children undertake activities planned as part of the Foundation Stage curriculum which develops children’s learning across
  • Personal and social development
  • Communication, language and literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Creativity
  • Physical development
  • Knowledge and understanding of the world

This curriculum is maintained through both the nursery class and reception classes. Throughout this time the children’s progress is monitored and a profile of work undertaken is compiled, this ‘learning journey’ folder is available for parents to see and discuss with staff.

Each day the children are welcomed into the nursery and asked to hang up their own coat. They are encouraged to listen to their teacher and to take part in a wide variety of activities – painting, drawing, cutting and sticking, making music, writing, counting, movement, singing, jigsaws, using sand and water, role play, and many more activities.

Children have activities available both indoors and outdoors and often enjoy ‘Welly Wednesday’ where they are able to safely explore our vast wooded areas within the school grounds.

Snack time – a snack time is arranged when milk and fruit are provided (or occasionally an alternative).

Children who are unwell should not attend and parents are asked to inform the school by telephoning 01902 558544.

Coming to nursery for the first time is a major event in a child’s life and the school has a carefully planned induction process to help make this experience an enjoyable and positive step.