Sir Robert Hitcham CEVA Primary School

Sir Robert Hitcham CEVA Primary School
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School Day

Timings of the School Day 

Time  
 8.45am  School doors open
 8.55am  Children to be in their classrooms
 9.00am  Morning registration
 10.25am to 10.40am  Morning break
 12.00pm  Nursery finishes
 12.00pm  Lunch for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 starts
 12.05pm  Lunch for Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 starts
1.00pm Lunch ends
1.05pm Afternoon registration
2.30pm to 2.40pm Afternoon break for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2
3.15pm End of day for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2
3.20pm End of day for Years 3, 4, 5 and 6

Start of the School Day

The children should arrive at School between 8.45am and 8.55am. Once your child has said goodbye outside, he/she should come into School independently using the entrance as detailed below. Registers are taken by the class teachers at 9.00am. Children arriving after 9.00am need to be signed in at the Office by a parent or carer. For the safety of your child, it is essential that your child is signed in if they arrive after 9.00am.

Nursery

The children are met at the external Nursery classroom door, where they are collected from at the end of the morning.

Reception

Children are met at the external classroom door. This is accessed by walking through the playground around the back of the building and following the path around past the Nursery, until you come to the Reception outdoor area.

The Nursery and Reception outdoor areas are set up for learning activities at the start of the day. Could we please ask parents of children in Reception and Nursery to avoid bringing the children around to the classrooms before 8.45am, so that children are not tempted to reorganise the outdoor areas while waiting!

Years 1 and 2

The children come into School by the front door.

Years 3, 4 and 5

Children enter by the side door (leading to the playground) or via the front door.

Year 6

The children enter directly into the cabin classroom. Messages or envelopes should be left with the staff at the main entrance.

Communication

To enable simple messages to be passed onto teachers, two members of staff are at the front doors of the main entrance from 8.45am. They also ensure that children do not leave the building once they have said goodbye to their parent/carer. Envelopes for the Office post box can also be left with the staff at the front doors.

Parents and carers are very welcome to come in to School look for lost property, have a look at the Parents' Noticeboard in the foyer, or go to the Office with enquiries or purchase uniform.

To talk about a confidential matter, or for a longer conversation, parents and carers can make an appointment with the class teacher either through the Office, or by speaking to the class teacher at the end of the day.

Procedure for the collection of Children at the End of the Day

  • Children are led out together by an adult.

  • One at a time, a child points to their adult and says who it is e.g. ‘there’s Grandma’.

  • Children are then sent to their adult.

  • If the adult is not there, the child must stand next to the teacher and tell the teacher when the adult arrives.

  • If a child’s adult does not arrive within 10 minutes, the child is taken to the School Office and the parent/carer is telephoned.

  • Children going to an after school club are sent directly to their club.

  • This procedure is used at the end of a school day, after a club or an event.

 Permission to go home with other adults

  • Parents complete a ‘collection of children permission form’ to list, by name, all adults that are regularly allowed to collect their child (grandparents, child minders, neighbours etc.)

  • If there is a legal reason why someone is not allowed to collect a child, the School Office must be informed of this.

  • If a parent wishes someone else to collect a child at short notice, the School Office is informed and the class teacher and child will be told.

  • Parents inform the School if a child is going home with a friend. The child will not be allowed to tell the teacher this message as it can cause confusion.

  • If a child is not collected at the end of the day and another parent offers to take the child, they will be allowed to do this if telephone permission is given.

Permission to walk home alone

  • Parents who wish their child to walk home alone at the end of the day, are asked to indicate this on the ‘collection of children permission form’ or complete a separate form, available at the School Office.

  • The School Office keeps a list of children who are allowed to walk home alone.

  • Children who walk home alone, line up at the end of the day and say goodbye to the teacher as they arrive at the front of the line.

  • Children walk straight home, unless asked to do otherwise by their parent or carer.

A copy of the ‘collection of children permission form’ is available here. Please complete and return to your child’s Class Teacher.

If you are picking up from the Nursery at 12.00pm please go to the Nursery playground where you will be able to collect your child.