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Luddenham School Every Child Can Achieve

The School Day

8:30 The school day begins: Our school senior leaders are on the gates (rain or shine) to welcome every child in to school at the start of the school.  Classroom doors are opened and children are welcomed in to the playground ready to start their learning for the day.

8:50 Staff come out to playground to meet children and parents

9.00 Children go into class. We expect all our children to be in school to start learning at this time.

9:15 Registration: We expect a high level of attendance and good time-keeping from our children. By being on time all our children are able to mentally prepare for the day through our positive and welcoming registration process.

9:15 English: The children’s English lessons are taught in class. We follow a ‘Text-Based English curriculum’ allowing children to develop their reading and writing, grammar and comprehension through a structured English programme focused upon developing a love of literature with daily focus on EPGS skills

10:30 Break: Our playground is a hive of activity where we ensure ample activities to occupy the children – including a quiet area in our outdoor playground for children wishing to play board games or read. We have a ‘Healthy Tuck Shop’ which is run by our Young Leadership Team.

10:45 Maths: Maths lessons are also taught in classes, with daily focus on learning a new skill and applying the learning to a real life setting. Every lesson is differentiated to ensure the lost able are stretched and children who find tasks challenging are supported. Ongoing teacher assessments allows learning to be pitched at the appropriate level.

12.15 Lunchtime:  Our Lunchtime staff ensure supervised games are available for all as well as a host of activities for children to participate in with their friends. We have sports coaches who attend school every lunch time from TSC. They hold addition sorts clubs that anyone can join in with. 

1.15 Afternoon lessons: The afternoon timetable allows for a more ‘creative’ approach to learning.  The children participate across the week in a variety of lessons as well as sport and PE. ICT is taught using coding lessons and taught across the curriculum within RE, History, Geography, French, Art and Design Technology are also taught across each term with trips out, visitors in and practical hands-on experiential learning at the heart of bring learning to life for the children of Luddenham.

3:30 The compulsory school day finishes: The children are led to the hall by their teacher to be dismissed at the end of the day. Members of staff on duty ensure all children are called from the hall and sent to their carers cars in 'car queue'. Car queue lasts until approximately 4pm.

3:30 - 4:15/30 Extra-Curricular Activities: Children are invited to attend a host of after school clubs to enrich their learning and enjoyment.  Children can choose running club, football club, choir, creative writing, netball, Hand bells and movie club to name but a few. 

3:30 – 5:30 After-School Club:  Children attending after-school club enjoy a varied timetable of activities – ranging from the more energetic sports and games, to time on the laptops ; playing traditional board games, completing homework or relaxing with a book or watching a film. Children are provided with a light tea and benefit from spending time with other children from across the school.

Fairness, Leadership, Imagination, Grit, Honesty, Team Work