The Phoenix Academy school day is as follows:
Classroom doors open: 8.35am
Registers taken: 8.45am
Children are collected: 3:15pm
Any children arriving after 8.45am should go to the front office.
Registers are taken at 8.45am. Whilst registers are being taken, children will be engaged in learning activities, such as spelling, grammar and reading or the practising of multiplication tables. It is therefore important that children please get to school on time. Parents and carers of children arriving after 8.45am are required to take their child to the main school entrance and sign in via the Inverntry system. Children arriving after 8.45am will receive a late mark in the school register.
Morning lessons will generally focus on the teaching of English and mathematics. More information on what these sessions might entail can be found via our Curriculum page.
Break times take place at 11.00am and last for fifteen minutes. We currently have free fruit available for both junior and infant children. Children should not, therefore, need to bring in a snack from home. However, if you do prefer your child to bring their own snack in, please ensure that this is fruit based, or otherwise healthy.
The children play games in the main playground, and when the weather is warm and fine, the field is made available. At the end of break time, the children line up. Class teachers come out to meet their classes on the playground and to escort them back in.
Break times are always supervised by a minimum of two members of teaching staff and support staff.
Children in reception and nursery classes have their own designated and beautifully resourced area in which to play at break times.
A team of dinner supervisors and teaching assistants supervise activities throughout the lunchtime. Parents may express a preference that their child receives a balanced, hot meal or they may choose to send their child in with a packed lunch from home. As food needs to be sourced and ordered in advance, we ask that parents and carers only change their preference at the beginning of a half term.
Children in reception, year one and year two are able to receive a government funded hot meal daily. This means that there will be no charge to parents and carers for school dinners in these year groups. Parents and carers can, of course, still opt to provide their child with a packed lunch from home.
Lunchtimes for start at 12:15 and finish at 1.10pm. The children are collected from the playground by their class teachers at the end of lunch. Afternoon lessons are generally more topic based and focused on the holistic learning of a wide variety of curricular areas, such as history, geography, art, RE etc. PE and science activities will also often take place in the afternoon.
Our assemblies cover a wide range of activities and events to celebrate learning and achievements right across the school! Assemblies will generally last 20 minutes in length. During assemblies, some children will be supported with additional maths or reading interventions.
In addition to the 'standard' assemblies, we will also have a wide variety of specialist assemblies, celebrating everything from music to sport!
End of the Day:
The school day ends at 3.15pm. Children are led out by their teachers who will wait until they make visual contact with a parent or authorised carer that they know and recognise before they hand over your child. Whilst this may take slightly longer, you can be assured that you child will never be released to anyone that we do not know is fully authorised to collect them. For this reason, please introduce us personally or by phone to any adult that you wish to be able to collect your child. Please do not ever just send someone different along. In the interests of safety, we will not let the child go in these circumstances. Please also note that no person under the age of eighteen may collect a child from the school unless given permission at the Head Teacher's discretion.
No child below year six may make their own way home, at the Head Teacher's discretion. Should your child be in year six, and you want them to make their own way home, please provide us with this request in writing, by email or by phone to the class teacher or office team. We will not permit any year six child to go home unaccompanied unless we have received this information.