School starts at 8.55am and finishes at 3.00pm. The main entrance and glass doors at the playground end of the walkway will be open from 8.45am for dropping off and again at just before 3.00pm for collecting. Snack Time Key Stage 1 children have snack time every day; they receive a piece of fruit through the National Fruit and Vegetable Scheme. Key Stage 2 children are encouraged to bring fruit to eat during their morning break. Snacks are also available to buy from our school kitchen at break time. Every child has access to a bottle of water throughout the day. Milk is also available at snack time for children under 5 years old. School Lunches We ask that you decide for a week at a time whether your child will be having cooked or packed lunch. Dinner money must be sent in to school on a Monday, in a named envelope, stating which days cooked lunch is required. School dinners are provided by Caterlink.(Note, with effect from Sept 2014 –A free school meal will be provided for all children in Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 for those who want it) Download the Lunch Menu – 2017 Autumn Silver Menu If you choose to send your child in with a packed lunch, the school has gained the “Healthy Schools Award” and asks parents to bear this in mind when filling their lunch box. Homework In Reception homework is now routinely given out and during the course of the year your child will receive a sounds book, reading book and diary and have the opportunity to visit the library on a weekly basis. On occasions they will also bring home short homework tasks. From Years 1 to 6, we follow our homework policy which ensures our older children are well prepared for the transition to secondary school. The details of this policy can be found on our website; www.hunnyhillschool.co.uk. Communication with Parents There is usually an opportunity to talk to the teacher should you need to in the morning. However, if there is a more private matter you wish to discuss, the class teacher will be happy to arrange this. We have an email contact address for parents to use with any absences, questions or queries they may have. The address is email@example.com, this is a confidential email address. There will be several opportunities during the school year when you will have the opportunity to come and see how your children learn and also for informal information sessions on a variety of subjects, for example ‘Leap into Letter and Sounds’, how to understand your child’s reports, Year 6 transition to secondary school. We hold 3 parents meetings a year, with appointments available during the school day and in the early evening. You will also receive a written report twice a year, one mid-yearand one end of year. In addition to progress reports, we send termly “traffic light” letters detailing your child’s current school percentage attendance. Our school newsletter, The Hunnyhill Press, is sent out every Friday via email where possible. The latest one is always displayed on our school website, it contains much helpful information. Assemblies Golden Assemblies are held on Fridays at 2.25pm, where parents, carers and guests are invited to see the children recognised for their achievements in and out of school. We have awards for; the Mathematician of theweek, a pride in our school award, an award for the class with the highest percentage attendance and a determination and effort award.