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Day-to-day life at Battling Brook School

Children should expect an exciting and vibrant learning environment. A huge amount of work has been undertaken to deliver this and more improvements are planned in the near future. The school provides a unique learning environment for all.

A vibrant environment...

A key feature of our school is the colourful, vibrant learning environment, which is full of interactive areas in which our children can learn, play and explore. Many of the best ideas for school improvement come from the children and are discussed by our very active  school council. The children take real pride in seeing their ideas made a reality!

An inspiring curriculum...

The school constantly aims to provide a curriculum designed to engage and inspire all children. Our exciting and creative curriculum is supported by modern technology, theme days, out-of-school visits and partnership working with various agencies.

All children are unique and have their own special gifts and talents. We also know that children learn in many different ways, and we therefore teach using a variety of methods in order to help children to flourish.

Good behaviour...

Pupils are consistently reminded of appropriate behaviour both in and around school.  All children are encouraged to respect and care for other people to ensure a more happy and positive environment for everyone.

The general classroom guidelines for good behaviour are as follows:

  • To follow instructions carefully
  • To listen carefully when people talk
  • Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself
  • To raise your hand instead of calling out
  • To allow others to learn without distraction. 

Good behaviour is promoted in a consistent way in order for the children the feel safe and secure, the school to be orderly, and to set the tone for quality teaching and learning.

Children and their class teachers create a class charter at the beginning of the school year, highlighting everyone's right to learn as well as our own responsibilities.  Visitors to our school regularly comment on how polite, well mannered and well-behaved the children are - something of which we are very proud!

Parents have a vital role in fostering good behaviour.  Difficult behaviour is frequently linked to poor school performance and parents must understand the importance of ensuring that children take their school and home work seriously.  Parents can support the school ethos on behaviour by signing the schools' behaviour contract which is issued during the first half term.

Should you have any concerns regarding your child, please contact the school. 

Before-school care

Battling Brook provides the "Earlybirds" breakfast club. This is available from 7.45am until the start of the school day.

Each session costs £2.00.  If you are interested in your child attending, please contact the school office. It is not always necessary to book a place, however, we need to ensure that the facility is adequately staffed.

A typical school day (some things may have been adjusted due to COVID)

8.45am

School starts

10.15am - 10.30am

Key Stage 1 break time

10.45am - 11.00am

Key Stage 2 break time

12noon - 1.00pm

 Key Stage 1 lunchtime

12.30pm - 1.30pm

Key Stage 2 lunchtime

3.15pm

End of school day

After-school care

There is an after-school facility provided by Jan Stoker available from 3.15pm until 5.30pm. To book a place or for further information, please contact Lauren Glover on 07884 404742.

Holiday clubs

The After School Club also provide holiday childcare provision.  These are communicated to parents termly.

School clubs and extra-curricular activities

We aim to provide opportunities and enrichment to appeal to children's different interests.  These include sporting activities. music and arts and those which carry responsibilities such as Eco-warriors, Junior road Safety Officers (JRSOs) and a School Council.

In addition, we plan for a range of visitors and visits, including residential trips which in the past has seen pupils visit Paris, attend outdoor activity centres and an overnight trip to sleep by the sharks at The Deep in Hull.

Useful information

Illness at school...

Should your child become ill/injured at school, we have staff trained in paediatric first aid.  Parents are contacted if sickness or injury prohibits the child from learning or there is a bump to the head.  It is therefore essential that the school is notified quickly of any changes in telephone numbers or addresses - please do so by emailing any changes to the school office.

Medication at school...

To comply with Health & Safety regulations, parents are requested to administer all medication before or after school, unless the medication is required four times per day.  If this is the case, please visit the school office to complete the relevant form which will be shared with Mrs Langlands or Mrs Radford.

Children who suffer from asthma must have their inhaler in school at all times.

Head Lice Guidance

Please see the document below for further information and advice on the treatment and prevention of head lice.

Lost property

All property including footwear, should be CLEARLY LABELLED.  Should any property be found, it will be put in the lost property trolley in the main school entrance.  If you wish to check this, please go to the main school office either before or after school.