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St Matthews CofE Primary School

St Matthew's

Church of England Primary School

Believing, Achieving, Succeeding

Our School Day

Key Stage One & Two classes begin at 8.40am when the children enter their classrooms or are collected from the playground. This start time allows time for the pupils to engage in their daily Guided Reading activities, as well as having a chance to read and respond to their teacher's marking and make any corrections/amendments to their work.

Lunchtime and Playtime

  • 10.30am - 10.45am playtime for KS1 and KS2
  • 12.00pm – 1.10pm lunchtime for Reception classes
  • 12.10pm – 1.10pm lunchtime for KS1 and KS2

Lunchtimes

Lunch is a time children enjoy together – whether eating a packed lunch or school dinner. Our school hall becomes our dining room where year groups are called in to dine together. School lunches are provided by an outside catering company, currently I.S.S catering. All our meals meet new Government standards for nutrition. Milk or water is served with the meals. Reception class children go to lunch 10 minutes before the rest of the children so they can be given extra supervision. All children in Reception, Year One and Year Two are entitled to a Free School Meal. Please note that this meal will not be automatically provided. Parents need to order through I.S.S. Catering.

The End of the Day

Foundation Stage

  • Reception children end their day at 3:05 p.m. 
  • Key Stage one (Infants Year 1 and 2) end their day at 3.10 pm
  • Key Stage Two (Juniors Year 3, 4, 5 and 6) children are dismissed at 3:15 p.m.

Understanding Key Stages and Year Groups

Key Stage (KS)

Foundation Stage (FS)

Key Stage 1 (KS1)

Key Stage 2
(KS2)

 

 

 

 

Year Group

Reception

1

2

3

4

5

6

Age (years)

4/5

5/6

6/7

7/8

8/9

9/10

10/11