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Children in Blossom Tree Nursery and the school nursery attend school for 15 hours. Within Blossom Tree Nursery, there are a range of flexible options for parents to choose from including, all morning, all afternoon, the first half, or second half of the week.

Children in Nursery attend school for 3 hours in the morning or 3 hours in the afternoon. There are 5 hours and 15 minutes of teaching time each day for children in the Early Phase, Middle and Later of Phases of Learning.

We ask parents to ensure that children do not come to school before 8.30 am as from that time the playground is supervised by a member of staff.

A request to withdraw a child during a school session must be made either in writing or by personal visit. If a child is going to be absent from school, we ask parents to notify the school on the morning of the absence providing information about the reasons for this absence. If a child is absent after the registers have been closed, parents will be contacted by the school asking about the reasons for the absence.

  Morning Afternoon
Nursery 08.45am – 11.45am 12.15pm – 3.15pm
Key Stage One 08.45am – 12.15pm 1.15pm – 3.15pm
Key Stage Two 08.45am – 12.15pm 1.15pm – 3.15pm
Morning Break 10.30am – 10.45am  
Lunch Break 12.15pm – 1.15pm  

At the start of the school day pupils gather in their respective playground. At 8:43am the first bell sounds, which indicates that pupils should head towards their class line position. At 8:45am the second bell sounds which is the time when pupils are collected by their class teacher and taken into school.

Within the school day, pupils generally take part in 5 separate learning sessions.

Session Activity Notes
Session 1 8:45am – 09:50am Including registration. This session includes read, write inc for pupils in Key Stage 1.
Session 2 09:50am – 10:30am  
Break 10:05am – 10:20am  
Session 3 10:20am – 11:15am  
Session 4 11:15am – 12:15pm  
Lunch 12:15pm – 1:15pm  
Session 5 1:15pm – 2:00pm Including registration
Session 5 2:00pm – 2:45pm  
Assembly 2:45pm – 3:15pm Monday – Head Teacher

Tuesday  – Rights Respecting School or Fundamental British Values

Wednesday  – Singing

Thursday – Bible Explorers/Family Assembly/Deputy Head Teacher

Friday – Celebration Assembly

End of School day 3.15pm
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