01983 295713

office@gurnardprimaryschool.co.uk

Baring Road, Cowes , Isle Of Wight, PO31 8DS.

Inspire, Achieve, Celebrate

Our school day

 

The school day starts at 8.30am and finishes at 3.00pm.  Morning registration is from 8.30am to 8.40am.
 
Morning break
Children in Years 1 to 6 have a morning break from 10.15am to 10.30am.  Children may have fruit or vegetables as a snack. The children in Reception Classes do not have a formal break time - they are too busy playing! To help support their transition to Year 1, they will join the children in Key Stage 1 to have break towards the end of the school year.

 

Lunch
Our lunch time is from 12.00pm to 12.45pm, with the children in Reception having their lunch from 11.45am.  Lunch is staggered with the youngest children eating first.

 

Afternoon break
We do not have a formal afternoon break but children in Key Stage 1 have a quick 10 minute break as required.

 

 

 Reception

 

Key Stage 1 

(Years 1 and 2)

Key Stage 2

(Years 3,4,5and 6)

School starts  8.30am  8.30am 8.30am
Morning break  N/A   10.15am - 10.30am 10.15am - 10.30am
Lunch break 11.45am - 12.45pm 12.00pm - 12.45pm 12.00pm - 12.45pm
Afternoon break N/A Flexible N/A
School finishes 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.00pm
Total hours taught per week   22 hours and 40 mins 23 hours and 30 mins
 

75 minutes per week are set aside for registration and 90 minutes per week for collective worship.

All pupils enjoy at least an hour and a half of PE a week.

 
Drop-off and collection
  • Parents and carers of children in Years 1 to 6 should drop-off their child in the school playground. All class teachers are on the playground every morning from 8.20am should you need to speak to them.  If it is raining heavily, children should be dropped off at their classroom doors from 8.20am.
  • Parents and carers of children in Reception Classes should drop-off their child at their classroom.  This provides an opportunity for you to talk to your child's key person and share their learning and progress. 
  • At the end of the day, children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 should be collected from their classroom.  Children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 should be collected from the playground.  Children in Reception can be collected at 2.55pm with collection for all other classes at 3.00pm.
  • Please let the school office know if normal collection arrangements have to be altered (e.g. you are delayed or another person is collecting your child). 
 
Getting to school
Walking is definitely the best option to get to and from school! There are lots of benefits: it’s healthier than travelling by car; it improves the safety of pedestrians and road users; and it respects nearby residents and parking regulations. Alternatively, we have bike and scooter racks. If you do need to travel by car, please park considerately.