Start and finish times - 'soft start'
Soft Start for Years 1 to 6
Beginning of the Day
Gates open at 8:25am and children can make their way into their classrooms anytime from 8:25 – 8.40. 8.40am is the official start of school with registration and tefilla. Children arriving between 8.25am and 8.40am will be able to access a range of early morning activities in their classroom such as spelling, handwriting, problem solving, big questions, reading etc as well as having time to talk to their classroom adults informally. Children will also have time to respond to feedback on learning. As children arrive in the classroom during soft start they will join in with these activities. Soft start is not a lesson and there is no formal teaching - the atmosphere is informal and will set the children up really well for the day ahead.
Start for Playgroup, Pre-Nursery, Nursery and Reception
For all EYFS classes - Playgroup, Pre-Nursery, Nursery and Reception, the gate will be open from 8.40am and the staff will greet the children outside and take them inside. Please be in touch with your child's Key Worker / EYFS Practitioner regarding settling in or for any other questions our Head of EYFS - Morah Madeline Fraser email@example.com