I love this school because there are so many nice kids and because of the kind teachers we have. We have so much space to run around.

Joe

Our School Day

The following provides an overview of a typical day at Grangefield School.

8:45am: Doors Open
9:00am: Official start of our school day
9:10am: First lesson of the morning
10:30am-10:45am: EYFS + KS1 Playtime
10:45am: EYFS + KS1 second lesson of the day
10:45am-11am: KS2 Playtime

11am: Second lesson of the morning
11:50am: Dinner Time
12:50pm: Start of afternoon lessons
1:50pm: Playtime for EYFS + KS1 children
3:15pm: End of the school day

A variety of extra-curricular, optional clubs happen throughout the week. These are both before school and after the end of the school day. Each term the choice of clubs available are shared with pupils and parents/guardians. Pupils can put their name down to join a club each term.

Assembly

A whole school assembly, constituting the statutory act of worship, is held each school day. Parents have the right to withdraw a child from assembly should they so wish. Parents are invited to attend our special assemblies – these dates will be advertised on our newsletter and on our school calendar. After the class assemblies parents are invited back to the classroom to view and celebrate their child’s work.

Home Time

At the end of the school day the children leave the building via the back door in their classroom. The class teacher will allow the children to leave after they have been dismissed and when the parent or carer has been identified. Children in Years 5 and 6 are allowed to leave without waiting for a responsible adult once the school has been informed in writing by the parent that they wish for this to happen. Older siblings must not be responsible in collecting younger siblings without the parent being present.

If you are held up for some reason and are not able to make it for school pick-up time please do not panic we will look after your child until you arrive. If at all possible, please do call the school office so we can let your child know what is happening.

Home Work

Soon after the children start school they are given their own book bag. This is used to carry our shared reading books and any pieces of work that the teacher would like completing at home. As a rule our infant children do not bring work home other than reading, spellings, mental maths games and shared reading books. They may, however be asked to find out about various things and/or to bring things such as photographs into the class. Homework increases as the children progress through the school.

Reading

We hope to encourage the children to have a love for reading. Children spend a great deal of each day reading to and reading with their teacher. Books are sent home each evening to be shared with parents. Parents of our reception class children are invited to an information evening shortly after their child starts school at which our approach to the teaching of reading is explained and any questions answered.

Each child is issued with a reading passport. The child (or parent) is asked to write in the title of the book they have been given to read. It is extremely important for your child’s reading development that they are listened to/read with each night. If your child enjoys the challenge of reading please encourage them to read books in addition to our school books. We would hope that each child is a member of the library.