Kingfisher School

Kingfisher School

Our School Day

What does our school day look like?

Our children and young people arrive at school and our doors open at 8.55am

The staff then support the pupils and students to prepare them for their learning day according to their individual needs. This may be a “Wake up and Shake up” session or a time when the children’s personal care needs are attended to. Sometimes the class enjoys a quiet period of reflection to music.

This is usually followed by a “good morning” session with a song of reference and an introduction to the learning activities for the day. This will be supported with a visual timetable.

Break times last for 15 minutes and are taken between 10.30am and 11.00am according to the flow of the morning session. Pupils and students will take some outdoor time either on our playground or the school field according to their needs and preferences.

Lunch is served in the Primary and Secondary Halls respectively where the children and young people are supported by their Teaching Assistants and additional Lunchtime Supervisors. Our meals are cooked on the premises in the School Kitchen where some of our older students can help out as part of their work experience.

The Primary classes come together, in the hall, for an end of the day assembly at 3.00pm where they reflect on the day’s activities and celebrate each other’s success. This ends with a “goodbye” song. The older students end their school day in their classrooms with a close of day routine and reflection individual to their class.

On Friday mornings, at 10.00, the whole school gathers in the Secondary Hall for our Celebration Assembly. This is a fun time which is led either by a senior member of staff, the head teacher, or an individual class and parents and carers are welcome to come and join us. This is when we come together as a school community and share good news and celebrate the successes of individual students. We sing and dance and share a story or a learning experience. We finish with our School Prayer and birthday wishes for anyone celebrating in that week.

The school day ends at 3.00pm and most pupils are collected by school transport.

Barnardos provide an After School Club each evening from 3.00pm–6.00pm when some of our children remain to enjoy a light tea and recreational activities.

Our school days are busy and full of fun and lots of learning.