The School Day

The school day starts with an 8:30am-9:00am drop-off window for KS1 and KS2. Parents leave the children at the gates and the children walk straight into the school building ready to start their day. KS1 finish at 3:00pm and KS2 finish at 3:15pm. Parents do come onto the site at the end of the day and they follow different queueing systems around the site. Children in Years 5 and 6 can walk home alone if they have permission.

For Reception children there is a drop-off window between 9:00am and 9:15am. Reception children finish at 3:25pm.


Every morning each KS1 and KS2 class has English and maths. Throughout the afternoon, the children have the foundation subjects, the rest of the core curriculum subjects, P.E. and music.

Assemblies

 

During the week, children have assemblies in their classrooms. Due to the current pandemic we are unable to meet in large groups and therefore we use virtual platforms to come together. On Monday there is a whole school virtual assembly led by SLT. On Wednesday there is a staff-organised assembly and on a Friday there is a virtual celebration assembly again led by SLT. 


We use these assemblies as an opportunity to explore religious festivals from a wide range of religions, moral choices,  British Values and ways in which we can inspire our children to reach their full potential.

Morning Break

 

The children in Years 2 to 6 all have a 15 minute scheduled break time. These break times are staggered to ensure 'bubbles' of children do not come together in our playground spaces. If the weather is unkind, break is taken in our classrooms. The nature of our provision in Reception and Year 1 means that the children have regular access to the outside areas.

Lunch

 

Lunchtime begins between 12 noon for KS1 and 12.15pm for KS2  and runs until 1.00 pm. Each year group has a time slot to be seated for their lunch which is rotated on a weekly basis

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Drop off and collection

Getting to school

 

To get to and from school, walking is definitely the best option! There are lots of benefits: it’s healthier than travelling by car, it improves the safety of pedestrians and road-users and it respects nearby residents and parking regulations. We have bike racks within the school gates which can be used by all year groups. Scooters and bikes should all be used with parent supervision. If you do need to travel by car, please park in the car park opposite.

After School Provision

Currently due to the pandemic, we are unable to offer our after school provision. We hope to bring this back soon and we are considering how this might happen in as safe a way as possible.

Tel: 01702 294837  /   office@friars.southend.sch.uk   /  Constable Way, Shoeburyness, Essex, SS3 9XX

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