Our playgrounds open at 8:30am and are managed by a staff member from 8.45am. The staff welcome children into school from 8.45am - the children make their own way to their classes, get organised and register their attendance. Learning starts by 9am.
The children will begin the day with either discrete phonics teaching following 'Read, Write, Inc.' (Reception, Year 1 and 2) and/or Guided Reading (Year 2 – 6). Maths lessons follow immediately after this from 9.40am.
Children have a 15 minute break-time. We have a range of activities including both structured and non-structured play activities for the children to select from.
English 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, Computing, swimming, music taught by our music specialists.
Most classes have a short afternoon break to help the children remain focused on learning.
Our Nursery and Reception Class children finish their day at 3:20pm 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, some of which run at an additional cost.
At present, we do not offer Afterschool Provision as there is insufficient demand.