The School Day
Classes at Hever School
Magnolia: Year 1
Elderberry: Year 2
Elm: Year 3
Chestnut: Year 4 and 5
Oak: Year 6
Registration and Worship: Every morning both side gates are opened at 8.45am to allow children to go straight to their classes. It is really important that children arrive on time at 8.45am and ready to learn. The School Day begins at 8.55am and is signalled by the ringing of the school bell. Acorn class parents are welcome to come in with the children to help them settle in to the classroom. After registration, the whole school meets for Worship in the School Hall.
Typical morning routine: KS1 children will spend part of the morning learning Phonics and also focussing on Literacy and Maths. For KS2 children, this time will also typically be used for the teaching and learning of Literacy and Maths.
Morning break: The children have a morning snack before going outside to play. Please provide fruit (dried or fresh) or raw vegetables for them to eat at this time.
Lunchtimes: All children in Acorn and Magnolia classes are entitled to a Universal Free School Meal. Our school meals are currently provided by GSS Ltd and follow the Government’s School Food Standards. A sample menu will soon be available on the school website. Alternatively, you are welcome to provide your child with a healthy, packed lunch. Please do not include any products containing nuts as we have a child with a nut allergy in school. Together with the School Council we have produced a useful 'Healthier Packed Lunches' leaflet that clarifies what items can and cannot be included in packed lunches and explains all about our 'Funky Friday Feast' days!
Typical afternoon routine: The children will spend time involved in topic work (eg. science, art, music). They will also take part in PE twice a week and have opportunities to visit the school library to choose and exchange books. Children in Acorn and Magnolia receive a free piece of fruit or vegetable as part of the ‘Fruit for School’ scheme. You may also wish your child to have milk each day. This is provided through ‘Cool Milk’ and is free to children under five.
Security at the end of the day: At 3.15pm, the school bell will be rung and the KS1 gate on the right will be opened so that you can make your way to the playground to collect your child. The children will be lined up in their classes and they will only be allowed to leave their line when the teacher gives them permission to do so. The KS1 gate is closed promptly at 3.30pm so that all children in after school clubs can be kept safe and secure. Parents collecting from after school clubs should come to the main office 5 minutes before the end of the club to gain entry to the school. If you wish someone else to collect your child, please let the school office know by 1.00pm.