School Times and School Uniform

TIMES
 
The day is made up of two sessions:
Morning Session: 8.55 a.m. – 12.15 p.m.
Afternoon Session: 1.15 p.m. – 3.10 p.m for KS1 and 1.15 p.m. – 3.15 p.m for KS2
Midday Break: 12.15 p.m.- 1.15 p.m.
 
All children have a break of 15 minutes during the morning. Twenty minutes of each day is taken up with registration and collective worship. The remainder of each day is teaching time:
Key Stage 1: 4 hrs 25 mins, Key Stage 2: 4 hrs 45 mins
 
The school accepts responsibility for children from 8.45 a.m. and children should not be at school before this time. From 8.45 a.m. the children come straight into school so that they are ready to start lessons at 8.55 a.m.
 
The driveway gates are closed from 8.35 – 9.00 a.m., and from 3.00 – 3.30 p.m., to ensure the safety of children arriving and leaving the premises. The back gate entrance is closed at 9.05 a.m. and re-opens at 3.10 p.m.
 
Teachers are responsible for their classes from 8.45 a.m, and it is difficult for them to see parents before school. If you need to get a message to your child’s teacher please send a note or inform the Office.
 
After school from 3.15 – 3.30 p.m, teachers are available to see parents.
UNIFORM
 
The way in which the school’s community is dressed is an important factor in helping to create an ordered atmosphere for the school’s aims to be achieved. We hope that all concerned with the school, will dress in a manner that will encourage pride, good standards and a positive image. The school colours are navy, pale blue and grey. We encourage the wearing of uniform and request that all parents support this.

AUTUMN/SPRING GIRLS BOYS
Sweatshirts, jumpers, cardigans – navy
Shirts, blouses, polo shirts – white
Skirts, skorts, pinafore dresses – navy (7cm above or below the knee)
PE shirts – House colours
PE shorts – black
Trousers (conventional style) – girls (navy) boys (grey)
Socks – white or navy/grey
Shoes–  (max 2cm heel) black or navy
Alice bands, hair slides/ties navy or black.

SUMMER EXTRAS GIRLS BOYS
Shorts – grey
Summer dresses – navy or pale blue
Squared or striped
Cardigans – navy
Sun hats - dress pattern or, navy
Sandals (no open toes) – navy or black

PHYSICAL EDUCATION
All children must be provided with suitable clothes into which they can change for P.E. and a named bag to keep them in.
Plimsolls - black (elasticated for KS1)
T-Shirt – House colours: Blue (Buckland) Yellow (Saltram) Green (Edgcumbe) Red (Cotehele)
Shorts – black/navy
Socks (short) – white /navy /grey
Trainers [outdoor games]

Children do P.E. in the hall in bare feet if they forget to bring plimsolls. Leotards and games skirts are not required.

In Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 the children would benefit from having track suit style trousers for outside games. In Years 5 and 6 trainers are needed (football boots are optional).

HAIR
Conventional hair styles and natural hair colours only are acceptable. Grade 1 cuts, tram lines, words and beading are not permitted. Gel should not be noticeable.

Parents are requested for safety and hygiene reasons that long hair is secured back for school, and particularly for P.E. and swimming.

SWIMMING
In the summer term children in Years 4 and 5 have swimming lessons at Plympton Pool and will therefore need a one-piece costume, trunks which are not below the knee, towel and named plastic bag.

ART AND CRAFT
KS2 children require an overall (old shirt or similar) to protect clothing.

JEWELLERY
Only watches and stud earrings may be worn at school. On the grounds of safety, these must be removed for P.E., this includes games and swimming. Rings, necklaces and bracelets are not to be worn. This policy applies equally to boys and girls.

These items (as with other personal belongings) remain the responsibility of the child at all times. Please do not let your child wear expensive items. The school will not accept responsibility for loss or damage or injury, if a child is unable to remove ear-studs for physical activities.

Other than ears, body piercing is not acceptable.

CLOAK ROOM SPACE
The school has very limited space, particularly in cloakrooms. Only a coat and small bag will fit onto coat pegs. Please ensure your child only brings a small bag, just large enough to contain essential items needed for school.

CHILDREN ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN POSSESSIONS - PLEASE NAME ALL CLOTHING/SCHOOL ITEMS
Our school uniform is currently stocked by Excel School Wear and The Schoolwear Shop in Mayflower Street in the City Centre. It can also be ordered online from Tesco at www.tesco.com/ues. Supplies of uniform items will also be available for sale at the new parents evening in June, for those children starting school in September.

To order from excel –
Email info@excelworkwear.co.uk to place orders for sweatshirts, cardigans, polo shirts, PE shirts, PE bags and Regatta coats embroidered with the school logo. These excellent quality products will be delivered to school where they can be paid for and collected. If you require any further information about uniform please contact Excel on 346345.