A typical day at Van Gogh
Our playgrounds open at 8:40am and are managed by a staff member from that time. The school bells are rung at 8:55am each morning and the children line up with their teachers to enter the classrooms so that learning can start by 9am.
The children will begin the day with either discrete phonics teaching (Reception, Year 1) or Guided Reading (Year 2 – 6). English lessons follow immediately after this from 9.30am until 10.30.
Children have a break-time from 10.30am until 10.45am. We have a range of activities including both structured and non-structured play activities for the children to select from.
Maths lessons run from 10.45am until 11.45am. There is a 30 minute session for individual classes to use before lunch. This time may be used to review home learning, visit the library or a short lesson from the wider curriculum.
The afternoon is busy and action packed. Most classes will have time to explore the wider curriculum each afternoon – including science, ICT in one of ICT suites, swimming, music taught by our music specialists.
Some classes, particularly in Year 1 and 2 may have a short afternoon break to help the children remain focused on learning.
Our Nursery and Reception Class children finish their day at 3:15pm and the children in Years 1 to 6 finish at 3:30pm.
The school day can be extended in many ways. Van Gogh Primary runs a variety of one hour afterschool clubs and activities as well as Afterschool Provision which runs until 6pm. Clubs and Afterschool Provision are run at an additional cost.