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The School Day ~ Arrangements for September 2020

Our school is organised into 4 classes: Willow - Year R, Maple - years 1 & 2, Oak - years 3 & 4 and Beech - years 5 & 6.

At present, there are staggered drop off and pick up times. Please stick to these and only remain on the school grounds if you are waiting to drop off or pick up another child. Please don’t enter the classroom with your child to ensure the “bubble” is kept secure. If you need to speak to your child’s class teacher, please arrange a time via the teacher or School Office.


Staggered drop offs and pickups are:

Beech Class: 8.30am-8.45am, pick up 3.00-3.10pm

Oak Class: 8.45am-9.00am, pick up 3.10-3.20pm

Maple Class: 9.00am, pick up 3.20-3.30pm

Willow Class: (once full-time) 8.45-9.00am Pick up 3.10-3.20pm (via the library door)


Acts of Worship

We will not have any whole school Worship until further notice. Worship will be in classes conducted by the class teacher or virtually by Rev Trev, Rev Tom or the Head Teacher, Mrs Hawkings.

PE Autumn 2020

PE takes place on Tuesdays and is taught by Premier Education. PE kit should be worn to school on the days that the children have PE or attend their classes after school sports club. The children should wear; Green Vernham Dean PE top/black shorts and trainers. Dark coloured leggings, tracksuit bottoms and hooded tops (black or navy) can also be worn as the weather gets colder. If it is raining or the weather becomes poor (cold temperatures, ice, snow) the children will not do PE.

The timetable for Autumn 2020 is:

Autumn 1:

  • Yr R                       Multi-skills
  • Yr 1/2                    Athletics
  • Yr 3/4                    Athletics
  • Yr 5/6                    Athletics


Autumn 2:

  • Yr R                      Ball-skills
  • Yr 1/2                    Football
  • Yr 3/4                    Lacrosse
  • Yr 5/6                    Lacrosse

The School Day - Normal Timetable

Our school is organised into 4 classes: Willow - Year R, Maple - years 1 & 2, Oak - years 3 & 4 and Beech - years 5 & 6.

The school day begins at 8.55 am and finishes at 3.30pm for all the children.

8:30                       Early Morning Club (max 20 children pre-registration necessary)

8:55                       Bell is rung

9:00                       Registration

9:00 -10:30            Session 1

10:30                     Morning Break

10:45 - 12:00         Session 2     

12:00 - 1:00           Lunch

1:00 – 2:00            Session 3

2:00 – 2:10            Break

3:00                       Worship

3:30                       End of School

Timetable is slightly different on Mondays as Worship is at 9.05am for the whole school.

School Clubs usually run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3:30 – 4:15pm.

Kestrels After School Club runs Monday – Thursday until 5:45pm. Please see the Kestrels page for further details.


Acts of Worship

Our Collective Worship is held daily within the school hall, classrooms or, if appropriate, outside. The School celebrates various Christian festivals such as Harvest, Christmas and Easter at St Mary’s Church, Vernham Dean; many of these our parents/carers are invited to attend.

Monday: Whole School Worship led by the Headteacher. This is where we introduce the weekly focus which is linked to our school or Christian Values.

Tuesday: Class or House Worship with a focus given by the Headteacher in Monday’s worship.

Wednesday: Whole School Worship led by the teaching staff or children in the Worship working party. Here we explore our school’s Christian Values.

Thursday: Whole School Worship led by the parish vicar Rev Trev or local minister Mr David Sullivan. During this worship biblical stories and songs are shared with a moral for the children to reflect upon.

Friday: Whole School Celebration Worship led by the Headteacher. Parents are invited to this as two children from each class are chosen for Achievement and Behaviour and Values.