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School Day

The School Day

 

Please note that we may need to run a different schedule due to local Covid-19 restrictions. Please respect our neighbours when travelling to and from school and when parking on local streets.

 

 

Arriving at School

 

Both sets of gates (Erith Road and Hoddesdon Road) will be open to all families to enter and exit the school grounds at 8:30am. Parents are welcome to walk along the top path past the school hall in either direction to gain access to drop off zones on both playgrounds.

 

For Key Stage 1 & 2 children, doors into the school building are opened between 8:40am & 8:50am. It is vital that parents stay with their children until they have entered the main school site – there is no supervision by school staff in drop off zones.

 

For EYFS children (Reception & Nursery) – Children are dropped between 8:50am & 9:00am on the back playground.

 

On Wednesdays, Ducklings 2 class starts at 1.25 pm. 

 

Drop Off Zones

 

Years 5 and 6

Top playground: 8:40am – 8:50am, children to walk through the gate onto the school field independently and then around to classrooms.

Back Playground: 8:40am – 8:50am, children to walk through the gate onto the school field independently and then around to classrooms.

 

Year 4 & Hummingbird Class

8:40am – 8:50am, Children can be dropped directly at classroom doors.

 

Years 1, 2 and Kingfisher and Woodpecker Class

8:40am– 8:50am, Children to enter through doors into main building on top playground.

 

EYFS (Nursery & Reception)

8.50am – 9.00am, All children to be dropped to teachers at the back playground please. Reception and Nursery children line up on the playground and are led into class by their teachers.

 

Learning begins at 8:40am in Key Stage 1 & 2 and at 8:50am in Early Years Classrooms – children arriving after 8:50am in KS1 and KS2, and after 9.00am in EYFS are late and must be registered in the school office.

 

Morning Breaks

 

Key Stage 1 – 10.30am – 10.45am

Key Stage 2 – 10.50am – 11.05am

Children are welcome to bring a healthy snack to eat at this time. This should either be a fruit or vegetable snack in accordance with our Healthy School ethos.

 

Lunchtimes

 

Nursery – 11.30am – 12.30pm

Reception – 11.50am – 12.50pm

Year 1 – 12.00pm – 1.00pm

Year 2 – 12.10pm – 1.10pm

Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 – 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Lunch break lasts for one hour and children have the choice of ordering a school meal or bringing a packed lunch.  

 

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are eligible for universal free school meals, and older children may be eligible if their parents receive certain benefits.  If you think you may be eligible for free school meals, please contact the school office. 

 

Packed lunches should be healthy and balanced meals.  Children should not have chocolate, sweets, milkshakes or fizzy drinks in their lunchboxes and we also ask that parents avoid giving nuts, including peanut butter and Nutella.  This is due to the risk to those children with severe allergies.

 

End of the Day

 

Key Stage 1: 3.15 pm

Key Stage 2: 3.20 pm

EYFS: 3.25pm

 

Both front and back school gates are opened at 3.10 pm, allowing parents access to both playgrounds. Parents are welcome to walk between playgrounds via the top path past the school hall during this time. Parents are welcome to wait on the playground if they need to collect multiple children.

 

Years 1, 2, 3 (Except Hummingbird class), 5 and 6: dismissed by class teachers from the top playground at the times above.

 

(Year 6 children are permitted to walk home alone if parents have given permission. No other year groups are permitted to walk home alone under any circumstances – all children must be collected by an adult.)

 

Year 4 & Hummingbird Class: Dismissed at their classroom doors at 3.20pm.

 

EYFS: Dismissed by class teachers on the back playground at 3.25pm.

 

On Wednesdays, Ducklings 1 class finishes at 11am.

 

If you would like any more information about our school day please email the school office: admin@lessnessheath.bexley.sch.uk

School Times from January 2023

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