A Typical Day at Hatherop C of  E Primary School


Children are greeted on the school playground by the Head Teacher and then enter their classrooms.


The school day begins at 8.45am with registration.


Various activities that prepare the children for reading, writing and mathematics, and let them experience art and craft and imaginative play. Many of these activities are often linked to a topic or theme which we explore for half or one term.

The school currently consists of three mixed-age classes. All classes are supported by experienced teaching assistants.

Skylark Class Mrs Balloch and Mrs Burton Reception and Year 1
Kingfisher Class Ms Howard Year 2/3
The Nest Mrs Bird Year 4
Red Kite Class Mrs Nolan Year 5/6


Collective worship

On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, collective worship is led by Mrs. Burton or a class teacher, a member of the clergy or Open the Book. On Thursdays, we worship through song. On Fridays, we celebrate everyone’s achievements and our children are rewarded for their hard work with certificates and points for their house.


Break when the children play in the playground (weather permitting) or in the classroom.


Classroom activities continue until 11.50am when we prepare for lunch.


Lunch until 12.30pm, with 25 minutes afterwards to play after eating.


Afternoon session. We often use part of this session for music, drama, P.E. or dance. As we often take advantage of good weather for outdoor P.E. sessions, it is important that P.E. clothes are at school Monday to Friday, and warm jogging bottoms are needed in the winter.


End of the school day.


Our popular After School Club runs every day until 5pm.

In addition, we have Lizzie’s choir on Tuesdays and Runner Beans on Thursdays.