The School Day
Staggered Start/End Times
We have decided to maintain the same staggered gate time organisation, with children in Key stage 2 having the opportunity for a brief play before school. This has proven to help the children settle more quickly when coming into class.
Pupils are now dismissed from their classrooms onto their playgrounds at the end of the school day where parents can meet them. Staff and parents have always had concerns about parking and child safety in Greenleaf Close, so we ask that you choose to park a short distance away. Please note that Key Stage 2 children with younger siblings can walk to their playground via the Key Stage 1 playground.
The school gates will be opened at the following times: Year 5/6 - 8.45 am for an 8.55 am start - 3.15 pm end Year 3/4 - 8.55 am for a 9.00 am start - 3.20 pm end Year 1/2 - 8.55 am start - 3.15 pm end Reception - 9.00 am start - 3.20 pm end Nursery - 8.45 am start - 11.45 am end
Our compulsory school day, for all pupils from Reception through to Year 6, is 6 hours & 20 minutes long, totalling 31 hours & 40 minutes each week.
What will the children learn?
We follow the National Curriculum to teach the statutory subjects across the schoolhttps://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-primary-curriculum
We make the curriculum broad and balanced for the children at Mount Nod by linking subjects together in topic themes throughout the year, for example - Coventry, The Vikings, Mountains and Rivers. We endeavour to thread subjects such as Art, Music, English and Science into these topic themes so that the children can make meaningful links across the subjects.
To find out more about what your child will be learning each term, our Learning Pages are updated with Topic/Learning Overviews for each year group.
Drop off and collection
Please note that Key Stage 2 children with younger siblings can walk to their playground via the Key Stage 1 playground.
If normal arrangements have to be altered (eg you are delayed or another person is collecting your child), please let us know. This avoids any confusion or upset.
Getting to School
To get to and from school, walking is definitely the best option!
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 covered bike shelters for those wishing to cycle. If you do need to travel by car, please park wisely and be mindful of children leaving the gates at busy times.
The wearing of school uniform is well established at Mount Nod and our policy can be viewed here: School Uniform Policy
Red cardigan or sweatshirt, white polo shirt or blouse, grey skirt, pinafore or trousers (red gingham dress may be worn in summer).
Red sweatshirt, white polo shirt, grey trousers (grey shorts may be worn in summer).
Sensible black footwear should be worn at all times.
Uniform can be purchased from:
Andy Blair Sportswear
Barkers Butts Lane
Tel: 02476 598080