The School Day

Our School Day

Our school day starts at 8:45am prompt and finishes at 3:15pm- although there are opportunities for children to stay later as we have a variety of afterschool clubs on offer as well as our morning and afternoon wraparound care.

The main gates and classroom doors are open from 8:30am for children to come in ready and focussed for learning. The register is taken at 8:45am – which is when the main gates close. Any children who arrive late, need to report to the office.

Once registration has taken place in the classrooms, each morning normally begins with an assembly where the whole school gather together as a tribe in the hall. On a Monday, led by Mrs Kirkman, we delve deeper into our understanding of the Values, Enquiry Question and Learning Toolkit which underpin what it means to be a learner at Tintagel . Across the week, we also come together to ‘Love Reading’, when a member of staff from across our team share a beautiful text, explore the power of positive thought and also share mindfulness approaches. We finish the week with a Learning Warrior assembly where we celebrate achievements and behaviour with our class Learning Warriors and Calm School Code Custodians.

Whilst each class will vary according to their individual needs, most days will see Maths and English being taught in the morning through until lunchtime. At 10:30am, there is a short fifteen-minute break where children can enjoy playtime with their friends and have a healthy snack (Class 1 and 2 have fruit provided daily)

From 11:55am, the children eat their lunch together in the hall. When they have finished, they have playtime on the playground – and in dry conditions we use the field. We have trained Y6 Playground Leaders who organise games and equipment over the lunchtime – these are different each day.

During the afternoon, through our Enquiry Curriculum, all the remaining foundation and core subjects are taught. Often a whole class story is shared, celebrated and enjoyed together before the end of the school day at 3:15pm

The children will then be handed safely over to their parents and carers. Class 2 and 3 children are collected from the back playground, whilst Class 1 and 4 pupils are collected from the front car park.

If children are taking part in an After-School club then they will be handed over at the front gates at 4:15pm.

Any children attending wraparound (both before and after school) are dropped off and picked up at the hall doors – adults to enter through the Class 1 gates.


08:30                       Gates open

08:45                       Classroom Registration – learning begins

9:00                         Whole School Assembly

9:20                         Teaching and Learning – typically Maths or English

10:30                       Break time

10:45                       Teaching and Learning – typically Maths or English

11:55                        Lunchtime

13:00                       Teaching and Learning – typically Science, PE and the Foundation Subjects

15:15                        The school day ends – children safely handed over to their parents and named carers

16:15                        After-School clubs end – children safely handed over to their parents and named carers

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