Parents

School Day

Arriving at School 

The school gates open at 8:35am and class teachers are then available either on the playground, or in the outside area of your child’s classroom should you have any quick messages or questions.  

The main door and downstairs classrooms are then opened at 8:45am when the children make their way into their classroom independently.  Once children are in their classrooms, they are registered promptly and settle quickly into morning routines, including working on key skills, small group teaching interventions or 1:1 sessions It is therefore essential that children arrive at school on time.  Children arriving after the doors have been closed at 8:55am need to be brought to the school office and signed in.  They will be marked as “late”.  

Early Years Foundation Stage/Key Stage 1 

08:35 

Teachers available in the outside area for parents/carers 

08:45 

Classroom doors opened and children make their way into class 

08:55 

Registration followed by session 1  

10:30 

Break time 

10:45  

Fruit in class while the children share a story, watch Newsround 

11:00 

Lessons continue 

12:00 

KS1 Lunch.  EYFS lunchtime is 11:45 – 12:45 

13:05 

Registration and afternoon sessions begins 

14:15 

KS1 afternoon break (this time may vary) 

15:30 

School ends 

 

Please note, in Year R we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage, therefore the structure of the Early Years is more fluid and children have continual access to the outdoor areas – children do not have set sessions.  Children in Year R join with the children in Year 1 for lunchtime play. 

 

Key Stage 2 

08:35 

Year 3 teachers available in their outside area for parents/carers 

Years 4, 5 & 6 teachers are available on the playground 

08:45 

Doors are opened and children make their way into class 

08:55 

Registration followed by session 1  

10:45 

Break time 

11:00 

Lessons continue 

12:00 

Lunchtime 

13:05 

Registration and afternoon sessions begins 

15:30 

School ends 

 

Children are required to have a collective worship every day.  At Nightingale we have a whole school assembly on Mondays, a whole school singing assembly on Tuesdays and Key Stage Celebration assemblies on Fridays.   Children will also take part in class and Key Stage assemblies in the week.