The School Day

Mainstream Y1 – Y6 classes

Key Stage 1 Key Stage 2
9.00 Registration 9.00 Registration
9.05 Assembly 9.05 Assembly/Circle Time
9.20 Guided Reading 9.20 Guided Reading
09.40 Literacy/Maths 10.00 Literacy/Maths
10.30 BREAK 11.00 BREAK
10.45 Phonics 11.15 Literacy/Maths
11.10 Literacy/Maths 12.15 LUNCH
12.00 Handwriting 1.15 SPAG
12.15 LUNCH 1.40 Topic
1.15 SPAG 3.30 END
1.30 Topic
2.15 BREAK
2.30 Topic
3.30 END


  • Monday – Headteacher Assembly
  • Tuesday – Assembly led by a member of the Leadership Team
  • Wednesday – Phase/Singing Assembly
  • Thursday – Class Assembly
  • Friday – Celebration Assembly


  • A daily literacy lesson of 1 hour, with one lesson per week focusing on reading comprehension and spellings
  • Guided Reading 5x per week
  • Phonics 4x per week in Y1/2
  • 1 taught handwriting session of 20 minutes in KS1 (phonics slot) and 30 minutes in KS2 (guided reading slot if possible – depending on size of class), otherwise timetabled elsewhere
  • Creative Literacy Games happen for 15 minutes straight after lunch


  • A daily maths lesson of 1 hour including:
  • regular mental/oral starters addressing counting, mental maths and learn-at-home targets as well as gaps in knowledge identified through formative assessment
  • times tables tests
  • use of Testbase questions
  • mental maths tests and mental maths strategies development
  • regular maths investigations


  • Science taught discretely outside the Topic for 1½ – 1¾ hours per week through a predominantly investigative approach, if possible linked to topic unit


  • Topic taught over 2½ – 3½ hours per week (the amount of topic taught will be lower when children are taking part in swimming and/or music tuition)
  • Taught in half-termly units
  • Includes history, geography, I.T., art, D&T, R.E. music and P.S.H.E.
  • Lessons linked to curriculum drivers Aspiration, Collaboration, Creativity and Resilience are also taught


  • Allocated slot in computing suite to develop skills (particularly coding skills) – once weekly for 1 hour.
  • Computing used cross-curricular to enhance children’s learning.


  • 1¾  hours of PE weekly
  • Swimming counts as the children’s full PE allocation.


  • Included in some units of topic
  • Certain year groups will receive addition whole class music tuition for an hour a week and this additional time is taken away from topic
  • Teaching and learning of music also happens through school concerts and festivals


  • Once per week for the last session on a Friday afternoon.