Our School Day
OUR SCHOOL DAY
8:50am - 9:00am - Doors open and Morning registration
10:30am-10:45am - Morning break
12:00pm - 1:00pm - Lunch time
3:00pm - Infant hometime
3:05pm - Junior hometime
At 10:30am, all of the children in school have a morning break time. Break time is between 10:30 and 10:45. Children who wish to have a morning snack, are served a selection of fruit or toast and a drink of water or milk from the hatch in the dining room. Snack must be ordered via the School Gateway App by 9.15am each morning.
Children in EYFS and Key Stage One have their lunch at 12:00pm, and Key Stage Two begin their lunch break at 12:15pm. Lunch times all end at 1:00pm.
Drop-off and collection
At the beginning and the end of the school day, parents are encouraged into the playground. This helps to build up a close relationship between home and school – we want to have good links with all parents and carers. If normal arrangements have to be altered (eg you are delayed or another person is collecting your child), please let us know. This avoids any confusion or upset. Children in Key Stage 2 can be collected by the door next to pre-school, at home time.
Getting to school
To get to and from school, walking is definitely the best option! There are lots of benefits; it's healthier than travelling by car, it improves the safety of pedestrians and road-users, and it respects nearby residents and parking regulations. Alternatively, we have bike racks. If you do need to travel by car, we have spaces to park your vehicles, opposite the entrance to school.
It is a parent's responsibility to ensure their children arrive at school on time. Lateness can disrupt the learning of others and can result in a pupil feeling greater stress and achieving poorer outcomes.
Every school, by law, has to register pupils twice a day; first thing in the morning at the start of the school day, and again in the afternoon session. If a pupil fails to attend or arrives late they will be marked as an absence for that session.
Research shows a close link between attendance at school and a child's achievement. Being late adds up to a loss of learning.
All time out of school affects learning and achievement for pupils. Please make sure your child arrives at school on time.Any child who arrives after registration should go to the School Office with parent/guardian .Parent/guardian will be asked to sign The Late Book .This is a Health and Safety matter as we require a written record of all children in school.
It has been observed that the parking of motor vehicles in the vicinity of Weston Point Primary School, are parked in such a manner as to cause unnecessary obstruction to other road users and a danger to your children and their friends making their way to and from school. There have been incidents of vehicles parking on the pavement therefore causing an obstruction to pedestrians, which is enforceable by way of £30 fixed penalty notice, Parking on or near to a junction obstructing the line of sight, is also enforceable by way of £30 fixed penalty notice; and parking near to the school gates on the hatch markings obstructing the line of sight, which is enforceable by way of £30 fixed penalty notice.
We are, therefore, asking for the co-operation of yourself and other users of your vehicle in this matter, in order to help in reducing the risk of accidents occurring at the location. Please, if you must drive your children to or from school park well away from the school entrance and at a location which will not cause obstruction or a danger to any other person. As soon as your child is safely in the school or car, drive away promptly and safely, bearing in mind those children who are arriving/ leaving on foot.
Finally, we much prefer to rely upon the willing co-operation of road users to reduce the hazards described above. Unfortunately, if that co-operation is not forthcoming, enforcement measures by fixed penalty or court proceedings may be the only alternative.