A Day at Christ Church
Opening and Closing Times
Our school day starts at 8.50am and finishes at 3.05pm.There are always two members of staff to welcome the children into the school in the morning when the gates open at 8:30am. The children are then greeted by their teacher as they come into their classroom to start the school day.
Our assemblies are at 10.15 Monday-Friday
On Monday, we have a whole school assembly with Mr Tucker, who likes to set us up with a thought for the week. On Tuesdays, we sing our hearts out with Mrs Craven. On Wednesdays, we have class collective worship led by the Class Teachers and there’s often a lesson about team work, friendship and working together. On Thursday’s we have year group collective worship occasionally with a visitor to lead the assembly. On Friday we have a Celebration Assembly, to celebrate individual and group successes within school and beyond. We also look at our attendance - which class will win Attendance Ted this week?
We have a whole school morning break from 10.30-10.45. Our Teaching Assistants lead this playtime and we have a variety of play equipment available to the children. In addition to the adults, we have play leaders from Year 6 who help everyone to have a happy playtime.
Lunchtime is from 12.00-12.55 and we have two lunch sittings in that time. One of our learning mentors runs a Friendship club runs each lunchtime for children who seek a quiet environment or support with building relationships. Our library is also open and frequented by avid readers and bookworms each day and is staffed by our friendly approachable librarian who is happy to offer support and advice in choosing and finding reading books.
We have a wide variety of school dinner options available to our children and the children are provided with a menu to take home, as well as using the menu on display in the dinner hall. We also have a ‘serve yourself’ salad bar which is available every day.
We think it is very important for the children to eat together and to learn good table manners.
End of the school day
The school day finishes at 3.05 for all classes. The children are collected from their classrooms doors that lead into the playground. If the children are attending any of the clubs on offer, they will be taken to the adult running these clubs. All clubs finish at 4:30.