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The table below shows a typical day for various year groups, although there will be variations to this on some days of the week and at various stages in the term:

Foundation Stage Years 1 - 3 Year 4/5/6
8.00 Breakfast Club 8.00 Breakfast Club 8.00 Breakfast Club
8.40 Reception Teachers arrive at the classroom. 8.40 Teachers arrive at the classroom 8.40 Teachers arrive at the classroom
8.50 Core hours start - Session 1 8.50 Core hours start - Session 1 8.50 Core hours start - Session 1
11.05 Assembly 10.15 Assembly 10.15 Assembly


10.30 Break 10.30 Break
11.20 Session 2 10.50 Session 2 10.50 Session 2
12.00 Lunch 12.30 Lunch 12.30 Lunch
1.00 Session 3 1.30 Session 3 1.30 Session 3
3.30 Core hours finish 3.30 Core hours finish 3.30 Core hours finish
3.30 Enrichment and clubs 3.30 Enrichment and clubs 3.30 Enrichment and clubs
4.30 Extension and out of school hours provision 4.00 Extension and out of school hours provision 4.00 Extension and out of school hours provision
6.00 End of extension provision 6.00 End of extension provision 6.00 End of extension provision

 

Parents are encouraged to provide their child with a healthy snack and/or drink for the morning break. A daily cooked lunch will be provided by Chartwells, caterers for St Ursula’s for many years. Menus will be posted on the bulletin every week. Pupils who would prefer to bring a packed lunch to school, may do so.

Parents must inform the Class Teacher or the school office if their child has specific dietary requirements or allergies.

Dropping off and pick up times

Pupils should be in the Academy by 8.45am in order to make a prompt start to lessons at 8.55am. Younger pupils will arrive at the classroom, accompanied by an adult. Pupils in Key Stage 2 (Year 3 upwards), should be able to make their own way to the classroom once routines have been set up.

At the end of the school day (3.30pm), pupils who are not staying for Enrichment Activities or Tea Time Club will be taken to an external door and looked after until they are collected by a known adult:

  • Children in Reception classes should be taken to the external door, adjacent to the Reception classrooms.
  • Children in Years 1 to 6 will be taken to the entrances marked for them at the begining of each academic year.

Children’s personal development

We do not believe in a ‘one size fits all’ curriculum. At St Ursula’s E-ACT Academy, we will work hard to provide programmes that work well for each child. We believe that ability is not fixed, but is incremental and that all children should be provided with the opportunity to become confident, disciplined and successful learners, who are encouraged and enabled to tackle and come to terms with new skills, new concepts and new challenges whatever they may be.

Enrichment and extension activities

Enrichment activities will take place immediately after school. The range of activities will vary according to the age and maturity of learners, although there will also be some cross-age clubs, including choir and library club. Sport will feature prominently, with clubs including football, judo, badminton, gymnastics and dance. All children will be encouraged to participate in at least one sporting club outside of school hours. The Academy will also actively involve parents and children in indentifying which enrichment provision might best meet their interests.

Teatime Club will be part of the extension programme and will be paid for by parents. Children will be able to stay until 6.00pm and will be given tea. Parents will be required to pay for sessions that are run by outside coaches or instructors under the supervision of the Academy’s staff such as Street Dance, Circus Skills, or peripatetic Music tuition.

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