The School Day

We have a slightly longer school day for all, with breakfast and after-school provision to enhance the children’s enjoyment and learning opportunities. School begins at 8.45am and continues until 4.00pm each day.

The school day

 

For every child at Hackney New Primary School, the day is broken down into three key parts:

The Core Curriculum

The time between 08.45 and 12.30 is devoted every day to our core subjects of English, mathematics and music. These subjects are taught every day without fail.

The Foundation Curriculum

The afternoon session between 13.30 and 16.00 are used to teach the other subjects that make up the National Curriculum. Having a school day that continues until 16.00 means we have additional time for PE and games 3 times per week and extended afternoon lessons.

Daily Enrichment Activities

The school operates an extended school day, offering a mixture of clubs and activities between 16.00 and 18.00 every day. The sessions are run by teachers and staff from HNPS, our sister school HNS, qualified coaches or teachers, and outside organisations such as local sports clubs. We aim to offer a wide range of different activities suitable for children of different ages. This range will grow as the school grows, giving children a choice of activities.   


 

Sample timetables

We have provided sample timetables for Phase 2 and Phase 3 to try and illustrate a typical week at Hackney New Primary School, but it is difficult to capture the nature of a Phase 1 (Reception and year 1) week in this way. Instead we have outlined two examples of the type of days our youngest pupils might enjoy at HNPS.

Phase 1 (Reception and Year 1) 

Phase 1 day plans

 


 

Phase 2 (Years 2 and 3) Sample Timetable

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Optional breakfast – 8.00

8.05-8.50

English

8.05-8.50

Mathematics

8.05-8.50

English

8.05-8.50

Mathematics

8.05-8.50

PSHE

8.45

Music

8.45

Music

8.45

Music

8.45

Music

8.45

Music

9.20

Phonics

9.20

Phonics

9.20

Spelling and Vocabulary

9.20

Phonics

9.20

Spelling and Vocabulary

9.40

English

9.40

Mathematics

9.40

English

9.40

Mathematics

9.40

English

Assembly – 10.30

Break, a glass of milk or water, a piece of fruit and play in the playground – 10.45

11.05

Mathematics

11.05

English

11.05

Mathematics

11.05

English

11.05

Mathematics

12.00

Mathematics

12.00

Small group instrument lesson

12.00

Group reading

12.00

English

12.00

Group reading

12.40-13.25

Spanish

12.40-13.25

Music

12.40-13.25

Art

12.40-13.25

History

12.40-13.25

French

Lunch – 12.30

13.30

Science

13.30

PE

13.30

Foundation Curriculum

13.30

Foundation Curriculum

13.30

PE

Break – 14.45

15.00

PE

15.00

Foundation Curriculum

15.00

Science

15.00

Cooking

15.00

Computing

15.30

PE

15.30

Foundation Curriculum

15.30

PHSE

15.30

Cooking

15.30

Computing

15.50

Story

15.50

Story

15.50

Story

15.50

Story

15.50

Story

Home or Tea for those staying for Enrichment Activities – 16.00

16.20

Art club

16.20

Music club

16.20

Football match

16.20

Basketball club

16.20

Computing club

Home – 18.00


 

Phase 3 (Years 4, 5 and 6) Sample Timetable

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Optional breakfast – 8.00

8.45

Music

8.45

Music

8.45

Music

8.45

Music

8.45

Music

9.20

Mathematics

9.20

English

9.20

Mathematics

9.20

English

9.20

Mathematics

Assembly – 10.30

Break, a glass of water, a piece of fruit and play in the playground – 10.45

11.05

English

11.05

Mathematics

11.05

English

11.05

Mathematics

11.05

English

12.00

English

12.00

Mathematics

12.00

English

12.00

Mathematics

12.00

English

12.40-13.25

Spanish

12.40-13.25

Music

12.40-13.25

Art

12.40-13.25

History

12.40-13.25

French

Lunch – 12.30

13.30

Group reading

13.30

Spelling and Vocabulary

13.30

Science

13.30

Instrument lesson

13.30

Spelling and Vocabulary

14.00

Foundation Curriculum

14.00

PE

14.00

Foundation Curriculum

14.00

Foundation Curriculum

14.00

PE

15.00

Computing

15.00

Science

15.00

Foundation Curriculum

15.00

PE

15.00

RE / PHSE

15.50

Class novel

15.50

Class novel

15.50

Class novel

15.50

Class novel

15.50

Class novel

Home or Tea for those staying for Enrichment Activities – 16.00

16.20

Gymnastics

16.20

Science club

16.20

Netball match

16.20

Extra Study session

16.20

Rugby club

Home – 18.00