The school year begins in September and ends in mid July when the school closes for the summer holiday. Rutland operates a six term year. During their time at Catmose Primary the children will progress through seven classes. Individual needs are met by differentiated tasks, team planning and regular monitoring of children’s work.
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THE SCHOOL DAY
Schedule for the school day.
|8.50||School Starts – Morning Registration|
|10:45 – 11:00||Break|
|12:00 – 13:20||EYFS Lunch|
|12:00 – 12:20||KS1/KS2 Guided Reading|
|12:20 – 13:20||KS1/KS2 Lunch|
|15:45||EYFS & KS1 Children dismissed|
|15:50||KS2 Children dismissed|
Type of assembly on each day of the week
|MONDAY||Values Assembly 10:30|
|TUESDAY||Group Singing 10:30|
|WEDNESDAY||Multicultural Assembly 10:30|
|THURSDAY||Housepoints and Competitions Assembly 10:30|
|FRIDAY||Stars Celebration Assembly 9:15|
We welcome parents to join us on a Friday for our ‘stars assembly’.
* Each teacher chooses two ‘Stars of the Week’. This is written in the ‘Stars Book’ on Thursday at the end of school and is usually a work-related award. Children receive a certificate and sticker in the assembly, their photograph is taken and is displayed for one week in the entrance area of the school. The photograph is then placed in the ‘Stars Book’, which is kept in the library area.
We are not a faith school, but we do conduct assemblies which are fundamentally of a Christian nature. We also celebrate the festivals of other religions in order to foster enjoyment, empathy, understanding and tolerance of all faiths as well as those of no faith. We provide a curriculum which reflects the needs of all in our multi-cultural society whilst respecting the worth of each individual of whatever colour, race, creed or disability.
Every parent has the right to withdraw their child from Religious Education or worship on the grounds of conscience. Such requests should be made to the Principal in writing.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE
For safety reasons parents must not bring cars in to the school car park. School officially opens at 8:50 a.m. Children should not arrive before that time as they will not be supervised by staff. However, we do have a Breakfast Club from 7.50am offering quality childcare and activities with a continental style breakfast for £2 per day. We also offer an After School Club, from 3.30 to 5.30 each evening for pupils at the school. They play games and take part in activities and are given a light tea of sandwiches. This cost £5 per session. Please book your sessions via the school office.
We provide school meals freshly cooked on the premises which comprises of a well balanced two course meal. Children have a choice of two main courses or a salad and three desserts. Meals should be paid for either weekly, monthly or termly (in advance).
Free school meals are available for those children whose parents are on Income Support, Income Based Jobseekers Allowance or Child Tax Credit. Application forms are available from the school or from the Access and Communications officer at Rutland County Council. Any applications are dealt with in the strictest confidence.
Children may bring a packed lunch to school which will be eaten in the dining room with the other children. If you wish to send a cold drink please ensure that it is in an unbreakable container. Please do not send fizzy drinks. We have a policy to encourage healthy eating, including healthy lunchboxes. To this end the School Nurse runs occasional ‘Healthy Lunchboxes’ sessions.
Milk is available at morning playtime if required. Parents are requested to pay the school secretary on a termly basis. Milk is free for children until the term after they have reached their fifth birthday, and for those who receive a free school meal.
FRUIT IN SCHOOL SCHEME
A government scheme provides a piece of fruit each day to all children in KS1.