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Wanstead Church School has been graded as an OUTSTANDING school by OFSTED.

The School Day

Our school day:

 

 

Nursery

Key Stage 1

Key Stage 2

Gates open

8.45

8.45

8.45

Start of day

8.45

8.55

8.55

Morning Break

-

10.30-10.45

10.35-10.50

End of Morning session

11.45

12.00

12.00

Lunchtime

-

12.00-1.00

12.00-1.00

Start of afternoon

12.15

1.00

1.00

Afternoon break

-

2.30-2.45

-

End of Day

3.15

3.15

3.15

The playground gates are open at the start and end of the school day for parents/carers to wait with their children until the start/end of the day. At these times, whilst a member of staff will be on the gate or in the playground, the children remain the responsibility of the parent/carer.

The playground equipment is not to be used at these times.

 

Scooters, bikes, roller blades etc should not be used or ridden within the playgrounds and should be ‘parked’ at one of the designated places if they are to be left at school during the day.

 

Dogs or other pets are not allowed inside the school grounds, with the exception of Guide Dogs.

 

Other than at the start and end of the day, the only access to the school is via the main entrance and all visitors should report to the school Reception.

 

In addition to the normal school day, a number of clubs and activities run  at other times. Entry and exit from these clubs is via the main school entrance.

Collective Worship

Authentic worship offers pupils, staff and parents the invitation to enter together into the presence of God.  It is never coercive or manipulative but it is central to the life of the school and expresses the ethos and values we share. 

School worship has by law to be a daily, collective act.  While we recognise that, even in church schools, pupils have the right to be withdrawn we would hope that all parents would see it as integral to our life as a community.

Our expectation is that collective worship is a regular and embedded feature of the school’s life and that, through monitoring and evaluation, the impact of it is visible upon the school’s ethos and members of its community.

The doctrines and practices of the Church of England and the tradition of the parish guide the content and form of worship.  We seek to be as inclusive as possible and encourage all members of the school to contribute in a planned and structured fashion to our worship together. Through acts of collective worship, we aim to bring the children’s spirituality and faith into their conscious mind.

 

Whole school

Key Stages

Classes

Monday

Collective Worship  with a class leading prayers each week

 

Prayers at end of day

Tuesday

 

Phase assemblies

 

Prayers at end of day

Wednesday

 

Phase assemblies Hymn/Singing Practice

Prayers at end of day

Thursday

 

Phase assemblies

Hymn/Singing Practice

Prayers at end of day

Friday

Celebration assembly (parents welcome)

 

Prayers at end of day

 

Term

Theme

Nature

Who

Autumn

New year

Eucharist

Staff and Governors

New Year

Eucharist

Years 1-6

Harvest

Eucharist

Whole School

Advent

Non-Eucharistic service

Whole school

Carols

Non-Eucharistic service

School community

Nativity

Performance

EYFS

Nativity

Performance

KS1

Christingle

Parish service

Open to all

Prayer

Class service

Class and parents

Spring

Epiphany

Eucharist

Whole school

Education Sunday

Parish Eucharist

Parish and School community

Ash Wednesday

Eucharist

Whole school

Prayer

Class service

Class and parents

Summer

Easter

Eucharist

Whole school

Leavers

Eucharist

Year 6, staff, parents

Ascension

Eucharist

Whole school

Leavers’ Mass

Eucharist

Year 6 pupils, parents and staff

End of Year

Eucharist

Whole school

Prayer

Class service

Class and parents


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