St Monica's Catholic Primary School

A small school where big things happen

Typical Day

        The typical school day is as follows:


                             Soft Start   


 Official Start             

Fruit Break  Morning Break Lunchtime 






8.30 am 8:55 am     11:30 am - 12:15 pm 3:15 pm*



8.30 am 8:55 am     11:30 am - 12:15 pm 3:15 pm*



8.40 am 8:55 am 9:50 am - 10:00am 11:00 am - 11:10 am

12:15 pm -

1:15 pm

3:15 pm*



8.40 am 8:55 am

9:50 am - 

10:00 am

11:00 am - 11:10 am

12:25 pm -

1:25 pm

3:25 pm

* Parents are welcome to collect their children at 3:15, however, school officially finishes at 3:25 

 In Year 1 and Year 2 the day begins with a supported reading session during which groups of children work with adults to read books that have been chosen specifically for their ability; adults support and challenge them to read these books and ask questions about the stories.  


It is for this reason that we ask that children are in punctually at 8:55 am for Reception to Year 2, as these sessions start promptly 9:00 am. This is a vital time for children to learn new reading and comprehension skills which will enable them to work in other curriculum areas throughout the day. 


In Years 1 -6 the children begin with additional lessons, such as Grammar or Numeracy. This starts promptly at  8:40 am


Then a typical day for the children in Reception to Year 6 classes would look like the timetable below: