The school is open Monday – Friday.
Doors open at 8:20am and children should ideally arrive by 8:40am so as to be ready for registration by 9:00am.
Going-home time is 3:15pm.
The teachers plan a daily routine which is constant but somewhat flexible. Children like having a routine as they get used to it and can then know in advance what is going to happen next and have a sense of control.
The routine includes the process of plan-do-think in which the children are encouraged to plan their activities, carry them out and then talk about what they have just achieved.
The routine will include periods in which the children are divided in small activity groups for more focussed work and periods of class activities such as story reading, singing, drama or group games.
A sample timetable of how the NURSERY day is structured:
|08:30 – 09:15||Welcome||Free play|
|09:15 – 10:00||Routines||Register – Calendar – Snack|
|10:00 – 11:45||Lessons and workshops||Projects – Themes|
Free play in the garden or the Hall
|11:45 – 12:00||Personal Hygiene||Getting ready for lunch|
|12:00 – 12:30||Lunch||Manners, vocabulary practicalities re lunch|
|12:30 – 13:00||Educational games||Free play in the garden or Hall|
Tinies have a nap
|13:00 – 15:00||Lessons, recaps|
|Learning activities in groups|
|15:00 – 15:15||Home time||Getting ready to go home|
The RECEPTION day begins to be more structured, as a passage point toward the routine of the Primary School, although a lot of activities are still child-led.
Below you can find a sample copy of the Reception timetable. Please note that this is just an example and might vary from this year’s actual time table.
|8:30 – 9:00||Free Activities||Free Activities||Free Activities||Free Activities||Free Activities|
|9:00 – 9:30||Registration / circle time||Registration / circle time||Registration / circle time||Registration / circle time||Registration / circle time|
|9:30 – 10:00||Phonics||Mathematics||Phonics||Drama||Italiano|
|10:00 – 10:10||Snack Time||Snack Time||Snack Time||Snack Time||Snack Time|
|10:10 – 10:30||Music||BREAK||BREAK||BREAK||BREAK|
|10:30 – 11:00||BREAK||Phonics||ASSEMBLY||Letter formation||Phonics|
|11:00 – 11:30||Mathematics||Reading||Italiano||Mathematics||Reading|
|11:30 – 12:00||Free activities||Free activities||Free activities||Free activities||Free activities|
|12:00 – 12:30||Story time||Story time||Story time||Story time||Story time|
|12:30 – 1:00||LUNCH||LUNCH||LUNCH||LUNCH||LUNCH|
|1:00 – 1:30||BREAK||BREAK||BREAK||BREAK||BREAK|
|1:30 – 1:45||Registration / Carpet session||Registration / Carpet session||Registration / Carpet session||Registration / Carpet session||Registration / Carpet session|
|1:45 – 2:10||Italiano||Letter formation||Reading||Italiano||Mathematics|
|2:10 – 2:30||Supporting activities||Adult led activities||Supporting activities||Adult led activities||Supporting activities|
|2:30 – 3:00||Tidy up / circle time||P.E.||Tidy up / circle time||P.E.||Tidy up / circle time|
|3:00 – 3:15||Home time||Home time||Home time||Home time||Home time|