Attendance Policy 2018
A Typical Day at St Mary's CE Primary School
8.20am Welcome to Maths Club! All pupils from Years 2 through to Year 6 are welcome to join
Maths Club every morning. This offers 30 minutes a day of extra mathematics tuition,
which is invaluable for every young learner! On Friday there is a games session, and
throughout the week all pupils have the opportunity to develop and use skills of fluency, reasoning and problem solving. Please join us for some mathematics fun!!
8.45am Join us for some yummy toast! All pupils are invited into school for a slice of toast and
a drink. Help yourself! It is a great start to the day! (Our survey shows that chocolate is
the favourite spread for most of our pupils!)
9.00am Registers - don't be late, because missing the start of any lesson can disrupt your day
and that of other pupils!
9.10am Years R, 1 and 2 start their phonics lesson (which is separated into small groups for
maximum support, progress and achievement). This is followed by their first daily
KS2 start their first lesson of the day:
10.15am Daily Worship
10.45am Years R, 1 and 2 start their second lesson of the day.
KS2 start phonics, or grammar, punctuation and spelling.
11.50am The Reception class enter the lunch hall, allowing them 10 minutes on their own,
getting settled with their lunch and finding a friend they want to eat and talk with.
We encourage a positive dining experience, with pleasant chatter and eating
together in peace.
12.00pm Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) come into the hall to eat together. If the weather is fine,
pupils have the option of eating together, out on the field, picnic style.
12.30pm Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6) come into the hall to eat together. All children have food
options and choices, and we encourage pupils to eat (but we never make them eat!).
During lunchtimes we offer clubs for children who want the distraction of a lunchtime club. These include Buddy Club, Chillz and Bug Club (a science based club looking at the natural world).
1pm Afternoon lessons begin. This encompasses all of the Foundation subjects,
including swimming, sports, art, technology and music.
2pm Reception and KS1 have a break together, this allows for some afternoon exercise
and social time.
3.15pm Recpetion, and KS1 have hometime.
3.20pm Key Stage 2 have hometime.
Afterschool This is when we start our amazing range of extra curricular activities which are
changed seasonally. These include Book Club (for our very able students),
Cheerleading (Reception and Year 1), Benchball, Craft Club, Film Club,
Guitar, Homework. and Football!