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General Information

Parents, both prospective and those of existing pupils, often ask similar questions – we have tried to answer the most frequent of those below.

For details on our policies, awards and prospectus, please see the information under SCHOOL INFO in the menu.

School Hours

  • 7:45 – A member of wrap around care staff is on duty
  • 8.35 – A Teacher joins the children and wrap around care staff on the playground until school starts.
  • 8.45 – The bell rings and the children line up to be collected by their teacher. The day begins with registration and lessons.
  • 10.15 – We have a morning playtime.
  • 10.30 – Lessons begin
  • 12.00 – Lunch! We eat together then the children have a playtime.
  • Lunch playtime finishes at 1.00.
  • Assembly takes pace until about 1.20
  • Afternoon (1.20) – Key Stage One will usually have a break at a point in the afternoon which is good for them. Occasionally the older children will have an afternoon playtime too depending on their lessons.
  • 3.15 – End of school day
  • 3.15 – 6.00 – After school club

Classes & Teachers

In our school we work together as one large family. We have mixed age teams which we use for events such as sports, baking and curriculum days.

The link below will take you to the school weekly timetable

http://longmarston.n-yorks.sch.uk/n-yorks/primary/longmarston/staging/pages/ourschool/ourtimetable

Collective Worship & Religious Education

We hold a daily act of Collective Worship, sharing messages about how Christian values help us during daily school life. We light a candle as a symbol of the light of Christ, sing a song linked to our theme and share our school prayer. We maintain strong links with Long Marston’s All Saints’ Church, with the Priest Reverend Roy Shaw visiting school regularly to take Collective Acts of Worship and to share in school life. It is important to us to foster Christian values within all aspects of our school.

Religious education is given in accordance with the Agreed North Yorkshire Syllabus, which is fully inclusive of all faiths, whilst maintaining a focus on Christianity. Where appropriate, we link our main termly curriculum theme with a particular strand of the RE syllabus. On occasions, school services are held in church and visits are made to enhance a particular area of the curriculum.

If parents wish their child to be excused from Religious Education or Collective Worship, they should contact the Headteacher

Curriculum

The National Curriculum is followed throughout the school. This covers core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science in addition to RE, Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Design and Technology, History, Geography, Art, Music, PE, and PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education). Much of the teaching is organised into half- term units which follow a particular theme, eg. Global Gardens, Vikings.

“I like this school because we have a lot of historical visitors who come in to tell us things about the things we’re leaning about in history.”

We also follow the Locally Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. In anticipation of the Government’s commitment to provide Modern Foreign Languages in KS2, (required by 2009) we already teach French to both Key Stages. The County Music Service allows junior pupils to choose to learn an instrument and receive weekly tuition at school."

“I really like learning French, sometimes we get to eat French food! I also like technology, we have been looking at forces and are going to make a cannon to fire a ping pong ball”

The KS1 classroom is a play-based environment, especially for the younger children, where high standards are achieved in a happy and secure atmosphere. We have excellent outdoor learning facilities for gardening, creative play and wildlife exploration.

Physical Education

Long Marston school is very well equipped for a variety of sports activities, featuring as it does a large playing field and highly motivated and experienced staff. We play football, rugby, netball, rounders, tennis and have a good selection of small equipment, plus a large range of indoor apparatus for gymnastic work.

From time to time we have visiting workshops featuring a number of other sports activities recently including playground games and basketball.

The children play regularly and enthusiastically in inter-school matches and tournaments for football, basketball and multiskills. In addition the Year 3 and 4 children go swimming in the summer term. 

Residential Visits

When children are in Year 5 or 6 they have the opportunity to visit Bewerley Park Outdoor Education Centre for a week. Tremendous fun and learning takes place for all.

Below are a couple of photographs from this years visit.

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