Canklow Woods Primary School

Canklow Woods Primary School

Part of White Woods Primary Academy Trust

Wood Lane, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 2XJ

01709 828405

A Typical Day

Key Stage 1 and Key stage 2


A typical day at Canklow Woods Primary School starts with a warm welcome.  At 8.40 am, children are greeted at the doors to the classrooms by a teacher or sometimes other staff members.  children will then make their way into class after washing their hands to being a maths workshop in class with other members of staff.


Our day begins at 8.40 am and ends at 3.05pm.  Children have breaks and lunch at staggered times

Mornings at Canklow school are still full of lessons ranging from numeracy, reading, writing, spelling and grammar, often PE or music.  Each class has its's own timetable, which you will see on the class pages. 

Writing Worskhop

All children will enter the classroom in the morning and complete a writing task, this may vary from writing a sentence/paragraph to correcting and editing given sentences, and consolidating work completed in their daily writing lessons.  This is a time where teachers and support staff can help and support children to secure understanding and move forward in their learning,

In all classes Reading sessions follow.  This will include Read Write Inc for Key stage One and Foundation Stage and Reciprocal Reading for Key stage 2.

Reading is followed by Writing, Spelling and grammar lessons and numeracy.   Each class has either a morning or afternoon for teaching and learning in PE.  This will take place outdoors or indoors, depending on the aspect of PE being taught.

Our morning breaks are all at 10.25 for Key Stage 1 and year 3, and 10.40 for key stage 2.

Lunch times are from 11.40 in Foundation stage 11.55 in year 1, 12.00 in year 2 and 12.30 for key stage 2.  Each class will eat lunch in the dining hall, where children will be offered a wide range of meals of hot meals including curry, vegetable bolognaise, all day breakfast, roast chicken, dinner pizza and wedges, jacket potatoes, sandwiches, pasta pots, and so much more.  


Afternoons will vary depending on each class.  A typical afternoon will include handwriting, and a variety of other subjects such as Science, Religious Education, PE, History, Geography, Art, Design Technology, Music, PSHE and Spanish in Key Stage 2.  


First Steps 

Children who attend our First Steps will begin at 8.30 and until 11.30am and afternoon sessions will begin at 12.15 and end at 3.15pm Learning in First Steps is centred around books, stories, small world play, games and circle time. 

Foundation Stage 

Foundation 1 has both a morning and afternoon session.  The times are as follows:

Morning     8.30am - 11.30 am

Afternoon  12.15 pm -3.15 pm

Foundation 2 children begin their day at 8.40am and it ends at 3.05pm.

Children in FS2 will have lunch in school.