The School Day

Parkstone school day Times
School opens 8.45am
School starts 8.55am
Registration 8.55-9.00am
Reading Mastery 9.00-9.30am
Session 1 9.30-10.30am
Assembly 10.30-10.45am
Breaktime 10.45-11.00am
Session 2 11.00-12.00 (KS1) 12.15 (KS2
Lunchtime 12.00 / 12.15-1.10pm
Registration / Handwriting 1.15-1.30pm
Session 3 1.30-2.15pm
Session 4 2.15-3.15pm
  • End of the school day – 3.15pm (Monday to Friday)

  • Total School hours 32.5hrs per week

‘The geography curriculum is a strength of the school.
Leaders have carefully set out what they want pupils to know by the end of each year.’

Ofsted

‘All
adults have high expectations of pupils’ behaviour.’

Ofsted

‘Teachers say that leaders listen to their views and help them to manage their workload.’

Ofsted

‘Pupils enjoy the books their teacher reads to them.’

Ofsted

‘All pupils know the school rules.’

Ofsted

‘One pupil told the
inspector that, ‘school is amazing because teachers include everyone.’

Ofsted

‘Children in early years learn phonics as soon as they start school.’

Ofsted

‘In Reception, phonics is taught every day.’

Ofsted

‘Pupils who are falling behind in their phonics get extra help to catch up.’

Ofsted

‘Pupils discuss and analyse texts during their
‘reading mastery’ lessons.’

Ofsted

‘ Subject leaders benefit from meeting staff in
other trust schools to exchange ideas and good practice.’

Ofsted

‘Teachers use ‘pinny time’ to revisit the sounds that children have been
taught, as they learn through play.’

Ofsted

‘The governing body challenges leaders on the actions they are taking to improve the school.’

Ofsted

‘The reading curriculum is well organised.’

Ofsted

‘Leaders’ relationships and sex education and health education
curriculums give pupils an age-appropriate understanding of healthy relationships.’

Ofsted

‘Teachers have strong subject
knowledge and use geographical vocabulary with precision.’

Ofsted

‘Reception children get opportunities to explore numbers all the time.
Daily mathematics lessons help them to count with speed and confidence.’

Ofsted

‘Pupils are very positive about their
mathematics work.’

Ofsted

‘Pupils talk with pride about the ‘leading learner’ badges
they get for reading regularly, arriving on time and trying hard.’

Ofsted

‘In mathematics, teachers make daily checks on pupils’ understanding. This ensures that the work pupils do is suitably challenging.’

Ofsted

‘Leaders
have provided teachers with the phonics training they need.’

Ofsted

‘Teachers model language and sounds accurately. This means that Reception children get off to a strong start with their reading.’

Ofsted

‘Pupils thrive at this inclusive school.’

Ofsted

‘Classrooms are oases of calm. As a
result, pupils are happy. They feel safe at school.’

Ofsted

‘Staff are happy, and morale
is high.’

Ofsted

‘Pupils could talk about rainfall and temperature graphs, as well as the impact of the River Nile on Egyptian settlements.’

Ofsted