Hockliffe Lower School

School Day

The school is organised as follows:

Little Bluebells Pre-school

This group runs daily from 9.00am to 3.10pm for 2 to 4 year olds offering morning and afternoon sessions. These are run by Bluebells Nursery – for further details of admissions please contact them on 07891377581 or email emma@bluebellchildcare.co.uk

Foundation: Year Nursery and Year Reception

The children begin school the term after their fourth birthday. The first two terms are mornings only for children beginning school in January and one term for children beginning school in April. Children may attend the playgroup in the afternoons. In the September after their fourth birthday children attend school full time. Mrs Carter and Mrs Mulberry teach these year groups.

Key Stage 1

Children in Year 1 and 2 work together and are taught by Mr Custance.

Key Stage 2

Children in Year 3 and 4 work together and are taught by Mrs Surgett.

The School Day

The school day is divided into two sessions:

MORNINGS
8.55am – 12noon (Key Stage 1)
8.55am – 12.10pm (Key Stage 2)

AFTERNOONS
1.15pm – 3.15pm

Years Nursery, Reception, 1 and 2 work for 21 hours 15 minutes per week.
Years 3 and 4 work for 23 hours 30 minutes per week.
This excludes time for registration, playtime and collective worship.

Beginning of the Day

Children should arrive in the school playground from 8.45am onwards. At 8.55am when the bell is rung the children stand still. When the whistle blows they walk to collect their belongings and then walk into line. We encourage children to organise their own equipment in order to develop their independence. The children will be met by their class teacher and enter the school via the classroom doors. We ask that only parents of children in Class 1 should accompany their children into the school until such time as you feel confident they can come in independently.

The playground door closes at 9am. If you and your child arrive after this time please come to the front door where you will be asked to sign the late arrivals book.

In inclement weather children go to the classroom from 8.45 am.

Bluebells Breakfast Club

Bluebells offer a daily breakfast club from 8am to 8.55am. Registration should be made directly with Bluebells on 07891 377581.

End of the Day

School finishes at 3.15pm and parents and carers should wait in their designated line in the playground. Children leave school via classroom doors and are sent directly to their parents by a member of staff; this ensures that if you are late your child is safe within the confines of the school. If you have made arrangements for your child to go home with a different person than usual please inform the school by telephone or email.

If your child is attending an afterschool curriculum club they should be collected from the playground door. Most clubs finish at 4.15pm.

Bluebells After School Club

Bluebells offer afterschool care daily from 3.15pm to 6.00pm. Registration should be made directly with Bluebells. Once your child is registered arrangements can be made for your child to attend any afternoon by ringing 07891 377581. Children who are attending Bluebells afterschool club are collected by the club leader from their classrooms at 3.15pm.