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Wraparound Care

At Channing Junior School, we are very lucky that all of our wraparound care is led by our teaching assistants, who know each of the girls very well. The school is open from 7.30am when Early Birds (our breakfast club) starts, until 5.50pm when Late Owls (our after school club) finishes.

Early Birds
The girls can be dropped off at the School Office door between 7:30am and 7:55am for Early Birds. Girls then make their way down to Fairseat Hall; staff are available to help the younger girls. They are served a healthy breakfast and there are a choice of activities to do. The girls then join their classmates in the playground from 8:00am. There is no charge for Early Birds.

Mini Owls
Mini Owls runs from 3:00pm-3:35pm (3:00pm-3:20pm on Fridays) for girls in Early Years and Key Stage 1 only. The girls are taken by their Form Teacher after their pick-up time to the classroom where Mini Owls is being held. There, they take part in a planned practical activity and will have a snack. Parents are able to collect their daughters from Mini Owls at 3:35pm. There is no charge for this, but you will need to sign your daughter(s) up in advance for her to attend Mini Owls.

Late Collection
Girls who are not collected at their dismissal time, and who are not signed up for Mini Owls, are taken to Late Collection. This is located in the Library. Here, girls enjoy a calm activity such as quiet or shared reading, mindfulness or colouring while they wait to be collected. Parents are able to collect their daughter at any time within Late Collection directly from the external door outside the Library.

Late Owls
At Late Owls, which begins at 3:35pm (3:20pm on Fridays), the girls are able to take part in a range of activities, complete any of their assigned homework, and are served delicious snacks, sandwiches and soup. Pupils can be picked up at any time from Late Owls directly from the School Office. This provision ends at 5:50pm.

The School Day

The Structure and timetable of the Junior School Day

7:30am Early Birds (our breakfast club) starts
From 8:00am Pupils arrive and our greeted by the Head of the Junior School- The gate opens for the girls to come into the playground and meet their classmates
8:20am Pupils inside – Form teachers bring their classes inside and register them
8:30am Assembly/Form Time/P4C/Singing Assembly/Reading for Pleasure
9:00am Morning lessons begins
9:00am – 3:20pm Individual music lessons (Year 1 – 6)
10:00am – 10:30am Morning break – Girls enjoy a drink and a snack of fruit, bread, flapjacks and play games outside on our playground, MUGA and Adventure Playground
11:30am – 12:30pm Lunchtime (EY/KS1) – Nutritious and delicious choices including vegetarian options and meat-free days 
12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunchtime (KS2) – Nutritious and delicious choices including vegetarian options and meat-free days 
From 12:30pm Afternoon lessons begin (EY/KS1)
From 1:30pm Afternoon lessons begin (KS2)
3:00pm – 3:40pm Staggered home time (Friday: 2:50pm – 3:30pm) 
3:30pm After-school Clubs commence 
3:00pm – 3:35pm Mini Owls – Wraparound care for Early Years and Key Stage 1(Friday: 2:50pm – 3:20pm)
3:35pm – 5:50pm Late Owls – Wraparound care for all pupils (Friday: 3:20 – 5:50pm)