|Autumn Term 1||Tuesday 5 September 2017
First day of term for Reception children born between 1 April 2013 & 31 August 2013, all Yr 1 and Yr 2 children.
Wednesday 6 September 2017
First day of term for all remaining Reception children.
|Thursday 26 October 2017|
|October Half Term Break||Friday 27 October 2017||Friday 3 November 2017|
|Autumn Term 2||Monday 6 November 2017||Friday 22 December 2017|
|Christmas Break||Monday 25 December 2017||Monday 8 January 2018|
|Spring Term 1||Tuesday 9 January 2018||Friday 9 February 2018|
|February Half Term Break||Monday 12 February 2018||Friday 16 February 2018|
|Spring Term 2||Monday 19 February 2018||Thursday 22 March 2018|
|Easter Break||Friday 23 March 2018||Friday 6 April 2018|
|Summer Term 1||Monday 9 April 2018||Friday 25 May 2018|
|May Half Term Break||Monday 28 May 2018||Friday 1 June 2018|
|Summer Term 2||Monday 4 June 2018||Friday 20 July 2018|
|Autumn Term 1||Tuesday 4 September 2018||Friday 26 October 2018|
|October Half Term Break||Monday 29 October 2018||Friday 2 November 2018|
|Autumn Term 2||Monday 5 November 2018||Friday 21 December 2018|
|Christmas Break||Monday 24 December 2018||Monday 7 January 2019|
|Spring Term 1||Tuesday 8 January 2019||Friday 15 February 2019|
|February Half Term Break||Monday 18 February 2019||Friday 22 February 2019|
|Spring Term 2||Monday 25 February 2019||Thursday 4 April 2019|
|Easter Break||Friday 5 April 2019||Monday 22 April 2019|
|Summer Term 1||Tuesday 23 April 2019||Friday 24 May 2019|
|May Half Term Break||Monday 27 May 2019||Friday 31 May 2019|
|Summer Term 2||Monday 3 June 2019||Friday 19 July 2019|
School Opens to Pupils
School Day Starts
The school opens to children at 8.50am, with the school day starting at 9am.
Pupils who are not making use of the school’s wraparound provision should be brought by their parents to the appropriate entrance at the school.
Reception pupils – Following the adjustments to the standard routine during the first fortnight, parents will be asked to leave their child at the Reception entrance with the team, to encourage independence and routine; however, we will always make an exception where necessary.
The establishment of routine is very important in the Reception class.
|9.00am – 12.00pm||
Learning Activities and Provision
Maths is always the first input of the day and children will have a chance to apply and practise their growing knowledge of numeracy through play, as the day progresses.
During the day, the children will access a range of learning activities and play across the continuous provision areas, in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage, plus teacher-led carpet and circle time, child-initiated play, literacy, maths, art, technology, science investigations, PE, indoor and outdoor play, assembly and music. There will be a balance between the child-initiated play and learning and the adult-led input, recognising the importance of ‘the serious business of play’.
During the morning, we offer pupils a snack break – a piece of fruit and a drink of water. The children can access water to drink throughout the day.
|12.00pm – 1.00pm||
The children have an hour lunch break between 12.00noon and 1.00pm. Children will be provided with a hot meal and dessert – menus are shared with parents on the school website. Please let us know if your child has specific dietary needs.
We believe in the importance of mealtime routines, great table manners, a familial atmosphere and caring, supportive staff to ensure your child enjoys their food and understands how vital it is for their learning.
Children will be able to access the outside provision under supervision during lunchtime too.
|1.00pm – 3.30pm||
Learning Activities and Provision
Opportunities for spontaneous play will be built in to every school day and teachers will skilfully plan each day’s provision based on children’s interests and growing development. Adults will also draw out and offer chances to practise and extend skills whilst playing, including communication and social skills, like sharing and listening to the ideas of other children. We will often focus on our learning themes in the afternoons and the big questions that make up the Hunsley Primary approach to learning.
Close of School Day
The school day ends at 3.30pm. Teachers will only release children directly to the parent when the nominated parents have been identified and noted as present or have been collected and registered by the wraparound care provider.
|3.30pm – 4.30pm||
A wide range of after school activities will run as the school grows and we will be keen to hear the requests and interests of our parents and pupils.
Examples of additional activities include: