The School Day
Our school is organised into three parts:
Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2)
Key Stage 2 (Years 3 and 4)
The school’s hours are:
8.30 am – site gates are opened.
8.40 am – the classroom lobby doors are opened. Pupils should not arrive before this time.
8.50 am – school begins and lessons start promptly.
10.00-10.15 am – mid-morning break for Foundation.
10.15-10.30 am – mid-morning break for KS1.
10.40-10.55 am – mid-morning break for KS2.
12.00 pm – lunchtime.
1.00 pm – afternoon session begins.
3.15 pm – end of school.
KS1 classes will take a 10 minute break during the afternoon session at a time that suits each class and their learning.
Acts of Collective Worship (referred to as ‘assemblies’) are very much part of our school life. They provide an opportunity to enhance the community life and atmosphere of the school. Assemblies are used to illustrate and embed the values and principles which underpin the Damers ethos. It is important all staff and children are involved in whole school assemblies however a child can be withdrawn if their parents have made a special request on grounds of faith. At Damers we have whole school, key stage and year group assemblies.
9.00-9.30 am Monday and 2.30-3.00 pm Friday – whole school assembly.
These are usually led by the Headteacher and are a celebration and reflection of our Jigsaw themes that promote good relationships and citizenship.