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Our School Day

Whitkirk Primary School (73)

A typical school day:

EYFS (8:30 – 3:00):

8:30

Children greeted into school my class teacher

 

8:30 – 8:45

Children complete writing focus activity (starting in Aut 1 as name writing, developing into letter and number formation throughout the year)

8:45 – 9:00

RWI – Phonics short morning session

Reviewing previous day letter sounds

9:00

Register and lunch time orders

9:00 – 9: 20

Literacy carpet session

Class text focus

9:20 – 10:00

Independent learning within provision supported by adults

10:00- 10:20

Tidy and Chatter Natter

(Chatter Natter is our communication-based activity which occurs each day at snack time. Planned discussions take place during this time, modelling key vocabulary and sentence structure)

10: 20

Mathematics carpet input

10:40

Independent learning within provision supported by adults – maths activity focus during this time

11:15

Hand wash, toileting

11:30 – 12:30

Lunch time / play time

12:30 – 1:30

Phonics – Read Write Inc

1: 30 – 2:00

Independent learning within provision

Class teachers 1:1 reading with children

2:00

Curriculum carpet session

Children visit library

Speech and language interventions

2: 40

Story time

3:00

Home time

 

KS1 (8:45 – 3:15):

8:45 – 9:10

Registration

1:1 reading and phonics recap

9:10 – 10:15

Maths

10:15 – 10:30

Break

10:30 – 11:30

RWI phonics

Handwriting, Grammar, Spelling & Punctuation

11:30 – 12:30

Lunchtime

12:30 – 1:15

Talk4Writing

1:15 – 2:40

Curriculum (Science, Theme, P.E, foundation subjects)

2:40 – 2:55

Assembly

2:55 – 3:15

End of day story time


On a Thursday, we invite parents into school as a ‘Secret Reader’ during our assembly slot.
Please note, every class visits Whitkirk Waterstones once per week.

KS2* (8:45 – 3:15):

8:45 – 9:10

Registration

1:1 reading and reading for pleasure/ maths/ Book Talk/ handwriting

9:10 – 10:05

Lesson 1 (English or Maths)

10:05 – 11:00

Lesson 2 (English or Maths)

11:00 – 11:15

Break

11:15 – 12:15 

Lesson 3 (Curriculum, Reading, Maths or Oracy)

12:15 – 1:15

Lunchtime

1:15 – 2:40

Curriculum (Science, Theme, P.E, foundation subjects)

2:40 – 2:55

Assembly

2:55 – 3:15

End of day story time


*Year 3’s timetable differs slightly as they have a 30 minute reading session 4x per week instead of 2x 1 hour lessons.
Please note, every class visits Whitkirk Waterstones once per week.

Whitkirk Primary School is part of Red Kite Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7523507, registered office address: Harrogate Grammar School, Arthurs Avenue, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0DZ

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