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Pocklington Community Junior School

The school day

The school gates open in the morning at 8.30am  to allow access to the playground. Please note, the playground is not monitored and children remain the responsibility of parents at this time. The school doors open at 8.40am and the school day begins at 8.55am.

Playtime for all pupils is from 10.30am to 10.45am.

This year the lunchtime has been staggered due to the increasing pupil numbers in school and as a response to feedback from parents. All children in each sitting can eat together, whether they have a packed lunch or a school meal. For Year 3 and 4, lunch begins at 11.45am and ends at 12.45pm. For Years 5 and 6, lunch begins at 12.15pm and ends at 1.15pm.

School finishes at 3.30pm.

The lesson structure varies between classes; staff are free to design their own timetable based on what will be the most effective learning journey for the pupils. This may mean that some days start with literacy or numeracy, but some may start with art or music! This freedom ensures that the children’s learning needs are considered in every step of the lesson planning process.

Staff have their Planning, Preparation and Assessment (PPA) time on either a Wednesday or Thursday, with cover provided by specialist PE and RE teachers.