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Palace Wood

Primary School

From little acorns, mighty oaks grow

The School Day

Due to COVID-19, we are running staggered start and entry times as well as staggered break and lunchtimes so that the children can remain in their class bubbles.  Please check your Parentmail for your child's start/finish times. We thank you for your support.  September 2020

School starts at 8:45 am, the register is completed in each class at 8:55 am. If arriving after 9:00 am children should be taken directly to the office. Parents should supervise their younger children and toddlers at all times before and after school.  

School finishes at 3:15 pm in Acorns building and 3:20 pm in Oaks building and we expect children to be collected at these times.

There are many clubs which run after school across the school year. Clubs usually end at 4:30pm, but please check the details with the club leader to make sure.

We always arrange for a member of staff to be on the school premises while club activities are taking place, with the exception of clubs who are hiring our hall and are not run by the school. 

The school timetable could be as follows:

8:45 - 9:00 am Early morning task and registration. Staff listen to children read individually
9:00 - 10:25 am 1st core subject lesson.  This could be English or maths but may also be cross curricular but focuses on what the children need to learn next in their learning journey
10:25 - 10:40 am Break
10:40 - 11:00 am Focus skill activity.  For example this could be a spelling, Grammar and Punctuation or Handwriting session.  This may for part of the 2nd core lesson of the day or may be discrete.
11:00 - 12:00 2nd core subject lesson.  
12:00 - 12:15 pm Focus skill activity
12:15 - 1:15 pm Lunchtime  Children's playtime is organised into zones to provide children with a range of activities to enhance their time on the playground.  For example, skipping games, ball games, clapping games, quiet zone, drama zone or craze of the week.
1:15 - 3:20 pm Foundation lessons. 

At Palace Wood, we aim to enrich the children's learning through a wide range of experiences, therefore we are flexible in how we time table the children's day.

All assemblies include an act of thought and prayer.

Whole School Assemblies are at 1:20pm
Key Stage Assemblies are at 3:00pm