The School Day

Foundation Stage 1 (Nursery) 

The FS1 sessions are: 

  • 8:45 am– 11:45 am (total of 15 hours a week)
  • 12:30pm – 3:30 pm (total of 15 hours a week)

Woodnewton has a nursery for children aged three plus and is sited in the main building. It is an integral part of our establishment. Parents have the opportunity to buy wrap around care: 8.00 to 8.45 and 3.30 to 6.00 daily. For further details please enquire in FS1 or at the Academy Office. 

Foundation Stage 2 (Reception), Year 1 and Year 2 

The Academy day is: 8:45 am – 3:15 pm (total of 32.5 hours a week)

In Foundation Stage 2, Years 1 and 2 we welcome parents / carers who wish to bring their children into the classroom, as we feel that it is important that your child has a relaxed start to the day. 

In Foundation Stage 2, Years 1 and 2 the Academy day ends at 3.15 pm and we ask that your child is collected by a responsible adult. In the event of an emergency no child will be released unsupervised. 

Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 

The day is: 8:45 am – 3:20 pm (total of 32.9 hours a week)

In Years 3 and 4 a lunchtime of one hour is provided between 11:45 am and 12:45 pm. In Years 5 and 6 a lunchtime of one hour is provided between 12:45 pm and 1:45 pm. This is to ensure a less crowded and safer midday break. 

In Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 we ask that children arrive no earlier than 8:45 am when the gates will be opened. Children then make their way directly to their classrooms ready to begin the day at 8:55 am. Parents are welcome to wait and collect their children from the playground or covered seating area at 3:20 pm. 

All children in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 also have a 15 minute break during the day. 

Your child will need a healthy, balanced packed lunch. Please do not include fizzy drinks, glass bottles, chocolate or sweets. Your child will be supervised in the classroom at lunchtime.