School hours

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
reinforcement
Learning activities in groups
Reading/computer workshop
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.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
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