At Elm Park the school is organised into 11 classes. There are approximately 45 children in each year group. When children enter the school they come into 2 mixed classes. The EYFS unit works very closely as a whole and children are actively encouraged to use both classrooms and the outside space for their learning.
Once the children arrive in KS1, classes are organised chronologically by age. The youngest 2/3 of boys and girls go into Pine Class (straight Y1) and the older 1/3 go to Beech Class (mixed Y1/2). In the following year the oldest 2/3 go into Maple Class (straight Y2) and the youngest 1/3 in Beech Class (mixed Y1/2). This pattern then continues in KS2. Our classes are named after trees.
Reception – Catkins and Acorns
KS1 – Pine – Y1; Beech – Y1/2 and Maple – Y2
Lower KS2 – Willow – Y3; Chestnut – Y3/4 and Oak – Y4
Upper KS2 – Hazel – Y5; Cedar – Y5/6 and Elm – Y6
The School Day
Children are welcome to attend breakfast club in the school dining hall from 8:00 am for which there is a small charge. The school gates open at 8:35 and and the children congregate in the appropriate playground where they are greeted by their class teacher after the first bell at 8:45am. Registration closes at 8:55am. All phases enjoy a morning break between 10:40am and 10:55am. Lunchtime is staggered across the phases. Reception and KS1 have lunch and play between 12:00pm and 1:00pm whereas KS2 have their lunchtime between 12:20pm and 1:15pm. Reception and KS1 children have a mid-afternoon break of 10 minutes at 2:00pm. The school day finishes for all children at 3:30pm.
Academic Year 2016/17
|Term 1||Thursday 1 September 2016||Friday 21 October 2016|
|Term 2||Monday 31 October 2016||Friday 16 December 2016|
|Term 3||Tuesday 3 January 2017||Friday 10 February 2017|
|Term 4||Monday 20 February 2017||Friday 7 April 2017|
|Term 5||Monday 24 April 2017||Friday 26 May 2017|
|Term 6||Monday 5 June 2017||Friday 21 July 2017|
Academic Year 2017/18
|Term 1||Friday 1 September 2017||Friday 20 October 2017|
|Term 2||Monday 30 October 2017||Monday 18 December 2017|
|Term 3||Tuesday 2 January 2018||Friday 9 February 2018|
|Term 4||Monday 19 February 2018||Friday 23 March 2018|
|Term 5||Monday 9 April 2018||Friday 25 May 2018|
|Term 6||Monday 4 June 2018||Friday 20 July 2018|
Monday – Whole School Assembly linked to Learning Branches
Tuesday – KS2 Assembly linked to ELLI and PHSE, KS1 Class Assemblies
Wednesday – KS1 Assembly linked to ELLI and PHSE, KS2 Class Assemblies
Thursday – Whole School Singing Assembly
Friday – Whole School Celebration Assembly and twice yearly Class Assemblies.
Parents are most welcome to attend our Friday assemblies and enjoy celebrating the children’s achievements.