The School Day

The School Day

The school day is organised into two sessions, a morning session and an afternoon session.  All pupils have a morning break. Afternoon breaks are used when appropriate, at the discretion of class teachers.  These are arranged and managed in accordance with the age of the children.

STAGE FOUNDATION STAGE KEY STAGE 1 KEY STAGE 2
  NURSERY RECEPTION Year 1 & 2 Year 3 to Year 6
Start of day 8:45am 8:45am 8:50am 8:50am
Morning break N/A N/A 10:15 – 10:30am 10:35 – 10:50am
Lunchtime 11:45am 12:00pm 12:15 – 1:15pm 12:25 – 1:25pm
Start of afternoon 12:30pm 1:20pm 1:15pm 1:25pm
School finishes 3:30pm 3:10pm 3:15pm 3:25pm

Parents should ensure that children arrive punctually at school. Key Stage 1 & 2 children should be on the playground before 8.40am, ready to go into school by 8.50am.  Foundation Stage children should arrive at school by 8.55am.  The playground doors and gates are locked at 9.00am when the children have gone into school. Parents or children arriving after 9.00am should use the main front entrance.

To ensure a smooth start to the school day, once children are in Year 1, we expect them to walk in from the playground without their parent present.  Staff are always on duty at the start of the date if messages need to be passed on.

Assembly

Assemblies take place everyday at 9am with the exception of Friday’s Achievement Assembly which takes place at 1:30pm.  The table below identifies all the assemblies:

MONDAY

(9am)

TUESDAY

(9am)

WEDNESDAY

(9am)

THURSDAY

(9am)

FRIDAY

(1:30pm)

Whole School Assembly

(North Hall)

KS2 Singing Assembly

(North Hall)

KS1 Assembly

(South Hall)

KS1 Singing  Assembly

(North Hall)

KS2 Assembly

(South Hall)

Individual Class Assembly

(North Hall)

Achievement Assembly

(North Hall)

Lunch Arrangements

Almost all of our children remain at school during lunchtime and are supervised by dining room assistants, playworkers, teaching assistants and teachers.  A number of clubs also take place during this time.

At Millbrook, we are very fortunate to have a purpose built kitchen and dining room called ‘The Global Cafe’.  Food is managed and prepared onsite by our Head Chef and his team of skilled experienced kitchen staff, who create healthy, tasty and nutritious food on a daily bases.  Menu’s are published each term and the main courses includes a range of fish, poultry, meat, halal meat and vegetarian dishes with bread rolls and salad are always available.  In addition to this, children can select a dessert, fruit or yoghurt.  We recently introduced Marvellous Mondays and themed lunches for children to enjoy.  To see our menu, please click on the link below:

Global Cafe Autumn Term 2014 Menu

We are also proud to offer ‘Bring Parents and/or Grandparents to Lunch’ on a Tuesday. Bring Parents to Lunch is a great way to enjoy lunch with your child, providing a social experience enjoyed by children and also enables parents to sample the food we have to offer.  Dates are communicated each term by newsletter and invitations home to parents. Tickets can be purchased from the School Office; however we do ask if they can be purchased in advance to provide our Head chef with catering numbers.

The cost of a meal is currently £2.00 per day, except Marvellous Monday where it costs £1.50, included in the cost is a choice of a two course meal.   Here at Millbrook we operate a cashless system using ParentPay, this system offers parents the freedom to daily review the food their child has eaten and manage their accounts online. When a child joins the school, parents are automatically issued with a changeable username and password.

Children who do not wish to have hot lunches may bring their own packed lunch. This should provide a healthy, balanced midday meal.  Glass bottles and cans of fizzy drinks are not permitted.  Children must not bring sweets, chocolate bars or chewing gum to school. Nuts, or anything containing nuts, are also not permitted due to allergies.

We ask to be informed in writing if you wish your child to go home for lunch and whether s/he has your permission to walk home or how s/he will be collected. Children must always inform the school office of their departure and return.

Children must have a bottle of water to drink in class. The bottle should be plastic and have a ‘sports top.’  These are available from the school shop for £1.10.