Rugby Free Primary School is a school from the community, for the community. As such we want to make sure we respond to the needs of our community. Working parents often struggle to balance school life with pick-up and drop-off time, we therefore offer wrap around care from early in the morning until early evening to help our working parents. A key part of our school provision is our after school enrichment provision and we offer significant choice each evening for this.
What might a typical day at RFPS consist of?
7.30am. Breakfast Club.
8.30am. School Gate Opens.
8.40am. Early Morning Activities/ Feedback Marking time.
8.50am. Registration and Morning welcome activity.
9- 9.30am Read Write Inc Activities / Reading Comprehension.
10.30-10.45am. Break/ Snack time.
10.45 – 11.45am. Mathematics.
11.45am – 12.05am. Guided Reading.
12.05 – 1pm. Lunch followed by playground zoned activities
1.20pm – 2.10pm. Lesson 1
2.10pm – 3pm. Lesson 2
(Afternoon Lessons 1 and 2 will be a mixture of Topic; including History, Geography, Art and DT, Science, R.E., P.S.H.E, Computing, P.E.)
3-3.20pm Assessment for Learning/ Sharing Time.
3.20pm End of School Day.
3.20pm – 4.30pm. After School Enrichment Clubs.
4.30pm-6pm. Care Club.
Each day, our children will have five hours of learning time meaning they experience twenty five hours of learning time each week although undoubtedly they won’t realise it as they will be too busy having fun!
Our children also enjoy sharing assemblies which take place on a Monday morning and a Friday afternoon. Monday’s assembly is a themed SMSC/ Religious Assembly and Friday’s assembly is a Congratulations assembly.
Being on time for school is as important as coming to school every day. Learning starts as soon as the school doors open and some of the most important learning happens in the first hour of the school day.
Encouraging good punctuality sets a good habit for children in later life, for secondary school and in the workplace. Arriving at school late can be very unsettling for children and we find it can take them a while to settle down to work.
Early morning activities will begin at 8.40am and it is essential all children are in school and are ready to learn by 8.50am.