Academy Daily Timetable
Start of Day
12.00 – 1.00 pm
2.15 – 2.30 pm
End of Day
3.10 - 3:20pm
Start of Day
12.30 – 1.30pm
End of Day
Dropping Off and Collecting Children
At 8.40am both gates are opened and staff supervise the children coming into school. Parents say goodbye to their children in either of the two waiting areas and the children walk round to their classes independently. At home time, Reception and KS1 children are brought to the KS1 waiting area to meet their parents there. KS2 Children (Year 3 upwards) use the Sunny Road gate. If you have been delayed when collecting your child, please inform the office as soon as possible. Staff will only allow KS1 and Reception children to go home with nominated adults so please inform us and your child of any alternative arrangements.
Playtimes and Lunchtimes
Our popular Healthy Tuck Shop is available during morning break. Items to buy include homemade popcorn, ham rolls, homemade cookies/flapjacks, pizza slices, bags of mixed fresh fruit, milkshakes and the occasional homemade muffin. All milkshakes are additive free and food is cooked freshly on site. Even our bread is homemade! Tuck Shop also provides an opportunity for children to practise their money skills as they are encouraged to buy their own items.
During playtimes, children play on the Junior or Infant Playgrounds. On the playgrounds the Juniors have an exciting adventure trail, provided by the Parents and Staff Association. Another set of climbing equipment is available on the lower hill. The Infants have playhouses and a range of small equipment such as stilts, hoops and tabletop games. A new tyre park is also available for infant pupils, again, funded by the WPSA. Both playgrounds have floor games marked out and large equipment such as giant Connect4 and Draughts are also available.
Our spacious outdoor area means that the children have plenty of space to play in and are surrounded by wildlife. If the weather is fine, children often use the top field and lower hill. If it is wet, they play games in their classrooms, under the close supervision of staff. The younger children enjoy having trained playleaders to help them collaborate and teach them playground games.
At lunchtime, the children may also have access to Chromebooks. These indoor activities provide the ideal opportunity for children of mixed ages to play together and many enjoy this opportunity. Afternoon play is for Infants and Foundation Stage only, to comply with the Government’s time recommendations. These children have a free healthy snack provided as part of the Government’s Healthy Schools Initiative. This may be a piece of fruit or vegetables.
Collective Worship (Assemblies)
Collective Worship takes place every day in the morning. This is in a range of formats during the week, including a Whole School Assembly using Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning, a Celebration Assembly when individual children and whole classes are recognised and congratulated for their achievements that week; Birthday Assemblies and Worship led by local church leaders. These times allow children time to reflect on their past week and to set themselves personal challenges for the week ahead. They also allow time to discuss the academy values and expectations of morality and good citizenship. All classes lead a Class Assembly to their parents during the year.
At Westerings Primary Academy, the children enjoy learning a wide range of skills through a topic-based approach. Lessons are split into sessions of no longer than an hour to maintain a challenging pace and excitement for learning. Each day includes a lesson of Literacy, Numeracy and a Basic Skills session to ensure focus on the development of Mental Maths, Multiplication Tables, Handwriting, Phonics, Grammar, etc. The three morning sessions are punctuated with a 15 minute playtime and 15 minutes of Collective Worship.
In the afternoons, classes explore other skills like Geography, History, Art, Science, RE etc.
During the week, the children spend at least 2 hours on Physical Education. All classes have Circle Time/PHSCE(Personal, Health, Social and Citizenship Education). French is also introduced from the end of KS1 onwards.
Lunchtimes are staggered to ensure children have a comfortable lunchtime with no waiting times.
Extra-Curricular Activities (Clubs)
Many children participate in clubs before school, during lunchtime and after school.
If your child stays late after school to a club, the supervising adult will bring the children to the main gate afterwards.