Everyday at Lea is full of activities from the moment your child walks in the door! Therefore, it is essential that they arrive on time so they can access all their learning opportunities.
Here you will find information about the day to day activities for the school - please see individual class pages and the Curriculum tab on the home page for more detailed information about the different curriculum areas and when they will be covered throughout the year.
EYFS and Key Stage 1 Timetable
The doors and gates on the playground are open for children to enter school between 8:45am and 8:55am. The children will then go into their classroom and complete their handwriting or a morning work task. The register is taken whilst these jobs are carried out. The children will then go straight into their phonics session, this happens everyday for 30 minutes.
Throughout the school day, the children will be carrying out learning activities in their areas of learning and will be called in small focus groups to complete their English and Maths tasks. The children are taught a broad and balanced curriculum and given the opporunity to apply these skills in their areas, as well as act on their own interests.
Key Stage 2
The doors on the playground are open for children to enter school between 8:45 and 8:55am. The children then go into their classrooms and complete any 'fix it ' challenges from a previous day's learning or a morning work task. The register is taken whilst these jobs are being carried out.
During the morning session of school, Key Stage 2 children will carry out learning activities in: Guided Reading; Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling; English and Maths. They will also enjoy social time outside with their friends during the Daily Mile and playtime.
After lunch, learning takes place in wider curriculum areas such as Physical Education, Religious Education, History and Geography. The day finishes with time sharing the class novel before children leave school at 3.05pm.
Drop-off and collection
At the beginning and end of the school day, parents are encouraged into the playground. This helps to build up a close relationship between home and school – we want to have good links with all parents. If normal arrangements have to be altered (eg you are delayed or another person is collecting your child), please let us know, we can only allow your child to be collected by adults that have been named by parents. This avoids any confusion or upset.
Getting to school
To get to and from school, walking is definitely the best option! There are lots of benefits: it’s healthier than travelling by car; improves the safety of pedestrians and road-users; and respects nearby residents and parking regulations. Alternatively, if your child would like to cycle or scoot to school we have a bike shed for storage. Please ensure that your child wears a cycle helmet if they choose this method of transport. If you do need to travel by car, please park wisely. Parents are not permitted to park on the school car park at any time, this is for staff and visitors only.
Every Friday afternoon, children who have been nominated for our weekly awards, V.I.P (Value Inspired Person), Wonderful Writer and Leading Learner, receive their certificates and we spend time together celebrating their achievements. We also have an assembly themed on one of our school values, religious events, life in modern Britain or current affairs at another point during the week.
At the end of each term we have a special celebration assembly where we present awards for children who have been nominated for the termly awards: WOW; Academic; Peace and Smartest Dressed. Children who have consistently shown positive behaviour choices are also entered into a raffle draw with the chance of winning a special prize!