In the Nursery and Pre-Preparatory School, the day begins for pupils at 8.45am. Pre-Preparatory pupils (YR-3) may be brought into school from 8.25am. The Nursery entrance door is opened at 8.45am.
Pre-Preparatory children attending Guten Morgen Schule (Before School Club), which starts at 7.30 am in Rookwood House, are escorted to School in the mornings and taken to their respective classrooms.
Class lessons throughout the day are mostly taught in your child’s classroom with their designated Class Teacher. In addition, a weekly ICT (Computer) lesson takes place in the Computer Suite for each class from Year R to Year 3, as well as a daily German lesson (20-30 minutes) per class in Years R, 1, 2 and 3 with native German speaker, Frau Neubauer (or Frau Wagner in Year 3). Nursery pupils are also introduced to the German language with two 20-minute German classes each week taught by Frau Neubauer to pupils who are attending at the time of the timetabled sessions.
The children are served a glass of milk (or water, if they prefer) and a biscuit or piece of fruit just before morning playtime (10.30am–10.45am). Nursery children are also offered a healthy morning and afternoon snack of a drink and a biscuit, toast or fruit.
Lunch time begins at 11.50 am for Nursery pupils and at 12.15 pm for children in Years R, 1, 2 and 3. The Nursery afternoon session starts at 12.30 pm and the older children re-start classes at 1.25pm after outdoor play (weather permitting). Afternoon School ends at 3.30 pm for Nursery, Year R and Year 1 children, and at 3.40pm for Year 2 and Year 3 children.