About Stillness

The School Day

The school is organised into four separate year groups, which are categorised as follows:

Y3:  7 – 8 years old

Y4:  8 – 9 years old

Y5:  9 – 10 years old

Y6: 10 – 11 years old

This continues the grouping system first started in the infants. We review the classes at the end of Y3 according to the needs of each cohort, where children name up to three friends to stay with (and are guaranteed one) to form their new Y4 class.

Children will sometimes be supported by teaching assistants, who work with groups or individuals. All our teachers work in teams and support each other and this may involve them teaching each other’s class to share their expertise. This is all done to improve the quality of learning.

Children receive a minimum of 23.5 hours teaching per week. The school day is 5.5 hours, excluding lunchtime.

A typical school day is as follows. Each year group will have variations on which lesson is taught when but generally the Core subjects (Maths and English) are taught in the morning and Foundation subjects (Science, PSHE, History, Geography, Spanish, Computing, RE and PE) are taught in the afternoon. Music and Art are taught by Specialist subject teachers while class teachers are released for their non-contact time.

  • 8.45am – school gates open: pupils walk straight into their classrooms
  • 8.50am – pupils in class ready to learn
  • 9.10am – assembly (on specific days)
  • 9.00am – 9.35am – handwriting/early morning work/foundation subject lesson (non assembly days)
  • 9.30am – 10.30am – Maths or English
  • 10:45am – 11:00am – Whole school break
  • 11:00am – 12noon –  Maths or English
  • 12 noon to 12.30pm – Guided Reading
  • 12.30pm to 1.30pm – whole school lunch break
  • Afternoon sessions – Foundation subjects
  • 3.15pm – school ends for all children.

PPA – This is where teachers plan their lessons for the next week.  Art and Music are taught on a rotation basis ensuring that all children benefit from specialist teachers.

Breakfast Club: There is a breakfast club available each morning from 7:30am for any child needing to be looked after, for which there is a small charge. If you wish to secure a place for your child, please visit the Teachsport website on: https://teachsport-lewisham.class4kids.co.uk/

Lunch time: Children may have school dinners, packed lunch or go home for dinner (as long as the school is informed). Dinners must be paid for weekly and no daily payments can be accepted. Parents may pay for a half term or full term if they wish and all payments should be made using  our secure website called ParentPay. Parents/carers will all be given individual ID and Passwords to access this facility.

End of the Day: Children are released at 3.15pm.  Parents/carers can collect their children from the junior school playground.  We do ask that child/ren are collected promptly after school so that the after school clubs can begin. Y5 and Y6 children are permitted to walk home alone with written consent from the parents/carers.  A form can be obtained from the school office.

After School Club:  Children are offfered a variety of activity clubs along with a general club until 4.30pm. Parents then have the option of extending the day until 6pm which includes the serving of a small, healthy snack. To book a place for your child, please go to:  https://www.teachsport.org/TSc4k/lewisham