Routine and Daily timetable

School starts at 8.45 am for our two Reception classes. We encourage children to enter independently through the main door as this encourages responsibility for their belongings.

After register we have our first teaching input, this is either Maths or Literacy, we rotate weekly. After the teaching input children can choose in and outdoors. During choosing time, every child spends time at an adult-focused activity or are challenged to complete a task or activity independently in the room, this gives them the opportunity to apply what was taught in the teaching input and spend time working with an adult for support and challenge.

Before lunch, we split into Phonics groups. During this time we learn letter sounds and apply this to reading and writing.

Lunch is at 11.20 am. We encourage children to access the free school dinners. It is important for the children to try to cut their own food and eat independently. If children have a packed lunch please make sure it has lots of healthy options.

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At 12.30 pm we begin our afternoon session with either a literacy or maths input. Following this the children can choose from a range of child-led activities and learn through play throughout the afternoon, being called over to spend time applying their learning through a well-paced adult-led activity or independent challenge.

“Every teacher (senior teaching staff included) is visible and makes time to engage with the pupils.”

Before home time we split into small groups to practice our handwriting. We learn how to write cursively as this supports joining letters as we move further up the school.

We dismiss each class at 3 pm. Please wait outside your child’s classroom for their names to be called. If they have forgotten something, please just wait a couple of minutes for the rest of the children to leave before coming back in to collect things. This helps us to keep all the children safe.

Going Home Procedures

8.45 am - 8.55 am Parents bring children to the cloakroom door and change children’s books if needed.
Morning sessionChildren will have a phonics session, literacy session, group times and some free-flow activities.
11.20 am - 12.10 pm LunchtimeChildren go to the main canteen to eat their lunch (hot school dinner ordered via parent pay or a packed lunch) and then have playtime either in the early years garden, or the main school playground.
Afternoon SessionChildren will have a maths session, group times and free-flow activities. They will also have a story time.
3 pmChildren collected from the EYU cloakroom door. Children will be called out to meet their adults by a member of staff.
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30th October 2018: Ofsted Inspection Dear Parents and Carers, We are pleased to share our Ofsted letter with you and celebrate that we continue to…

Harriers Banbury Academy is a GOOD school

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