A Typical Day at Whiston J & I School

A typical day in Key Stage 1 and 2:

Many children begin their school day in the *Breakfast Club at 7:45 am where they enjoy a substantial, healthy breakfast. This is then followed by  a range of 'family-style' activities e.g. board games, Play Doh, Lego building, jigsaws, snooker etc. in the school hall.

*Please note: Due to the COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to offer Breakfast Club; however, as soon as we can safely, we will.


Morning: Timings have changed: see the new staggerd times due to the COVID-19 risk assessment

8:40 am School gates open and children are invited to come stratight into school and have an opportunity to read their book.

8:50 am Registerand Mega Maths. This is an opportunity for children to act upon marking from the previous day and then practice and use mathematical skills to play games and undertake investigations. The teacher spends time with children who need help with misconceptions from the previous day's maths lesson. or further challenge on next steps. 

9:05 - 11:45 (KS1)  The morning: e.g Phonics, SPAG, mathematics, writing & reading.

9:05 - 11:45 (LKS2)  The morning: e.g Mathematics, SPAG & writing. Reading is taught in the afternoon.

9:05 - 12:15 (KS2)  The morning: e.g Mathematics, SPAG, writing & reading.


11:45 -  12:35 Lunchtime / 12:15 - 1:05 (Y5 & Y6) Lunchtime



(KS1/KS2) EPIC Curriculum includes timetabled sessions for:

RE; PE; D&T, Science; MFL (French); Music; Geography; History; Art; Nature Detectives, PSHE; RSHE and First Aid.

Variations in the timetable occur for PE, assemblies and special events.

3:15 Hometime - see new staggerd times due to the COVID-19 risk assessment


At all stages a love for reading is fostered. 

To find out more click on the curriculum pages.